Jurassic Park Builder Cheats And Tips

You've seen the Jurassic Park movie and possibly read the book. Now's your chance to create a dinosaur wonderland in the recently released Jurassic Park Builder. This free-to-play iPhone and iPad game sends you to the tropical Isla Nublar, where John Hammond and his staff ask you to construct the ultimate theme park. This means evolving dinosaurs, placing decorations and security towers to make Jurassic Park the coolest (and safest) place on Earth. On that note, this Jurassic Park Builder cheats and tips guide should make the process easier.

Note: You need an online connection to play Jurassic Park Builder, and you have the option of playing as a Guest, or logging in using your Facebook account.

Cheat By Purchasing Virtual Currency

Dollars in Jurassic Park Builder (Jurassic Park bucks, if you will) are extremely difficult to come by unless you're willing to spend real-world cash. That said, you can do just that by pressing the MARKET button on the bottom right corner of the screen. From there, tap the money icon on the top left of the MARKET pop-up window.

20 Dollars- $1.99
55 Dollars- $4.99
120 Dollars-$9.99
325 Dollars- 24.99
700 Dollars- $49.99
1500 Dollars- $99.99

Once you have Dollars, you can spend this virtual cash on gold coins, crops and meat.

2,100 Gold Coins- 1 Dollar
21,600 Gold Coins- 10 Dollars
123,200 Gold Coins- 50 Dollars
266,800 Gold Coins- 100 Dollars
769,400 Gold Coins- 250 Dollars

5,000 Crops- 10 Dollars
30,000 Crops- 50 Dollars
75,000 Crops- 100 Dollars
250,000 Crops- 250 Dollars

5,000 Meat- 10 Dollars
30,000 Meat- 50 Dollars
75,000 Meat- 100 Dollars
250,000 Meat- 250 Dollars

Look To Expand Whenever Possible

Eventually, you'll outgrow the space provided and need to clear jungle to make room for more attractions. Keep in mind that it costs five virtual dollars to bulldoze a section of land, so be sure to use those dollars wisely if you're in the mood for aggressive expansion.

To clear land, tap a section of jungle, then press the EXPAND button on the bottom right corner of the screen (the bulldozer icon).

Use Dollars To Speed Things Along

Tired of waiting for that dinosaur egg to hatch, or for invisible workers to clear away dense brush and stones? Just tap the item and spend the required dollars to instantly complete the desired action.

Feed The Dinosaurs

The amount of money a dinosaur can make during a period of time is solely dependent upon its level, be it level one, level five and so on and so forth. How do you level up a dinosaur? By feeding it.

First, you must figure out whether a dinosaur is a herbivore (eats plants) or a carnivore (eats meat), a fact easily discovered by simply clicking the animal. Pay close attention to how much plant material or meat is required for a single feeding; a number designates this. If, for instance, the number 62 appears near the Triceratops, this means you'll need to acquire 62 crops to feed the creature one time.

From there, you must invest some gold into firing up the meat (red) and crops (green) harbors, located along the coast. Use gold coins to activate these resource-producing warehouses for varying amounts of time; when time runs out, the harbor shuts down, and won't work again until you invest more gold.

Once you have enough of the desired resource, highlight the dinosaur and press the FEED button as many times as necessary to level up, or until you run out.

Note: The amount of one resource to feed a dinosaur increases, depending on the animal's level.

Keep Harbors Producing Meat And Crops At All Times

You can't level up dinosaurs without food, and harbors don't produce food without gold. With this in mind, it's a smart idea to max out both harbors, especially if you intend to put the game down for long periods of time. This way, when you come back, there will be tons of food to collect.

To do this, press either the green (crops) or red (meat) harbor, then press the ACTIVATE button on the bottom right corner of the screen. Press it until you're satisfied with the amount of time, or better yet, till you max it out.

Decorate Dinosaur Pens To Increase Earned Gold

If you want to give a dinosaur a boost in the moneymaking department, head to the MARKET, select the plant icon and purchase decorations (could be a Yellow Flower Patch, Red Rafflesia or Dancing Fountain). Then, place these items around the dinosaur exhibit to receive a slight gold coin boost.

Don't Forget About Buildings

Dinosaurs make money, sure, but so do buildings, be it the Sabertooth Diner, Security Tower or Family Safari Lodges, among others. Visit the MARKET, click the building icon, spend the required gold coins or dollars and then place the structure wherever you like. From there, it'll earn gold on its own.

If You Don't Like Something, Sell It

Sick of that Water Pump Station? Feel the Dilophosaurus doesn't add much to your vision of Jurassic Park? Then sell, sell and sell some more. Click the animal or structure, then press the SELL icon to see how much it's worth. From there...decisions, decisions.

Complete Missions

Always check the missions icon (top left) to view the current mission(s) and rewards. You like rewards, yes? Achieving these goals is a great way to score extra XP, crops, meat, gold and in some cases, dollars. You can also track your progress for each mission by returning to this section and highlighting the desired mission.

Research Amber

Clearing the jungle and resulting debris may yield valuable amber containing trapped dinosaur DNA. Bring it to the Research Center to unlock a new species. Research costs gold coins to complete the slot machine style mini-game, or you can invite friends to help do this for free.

Note: Just because you unlock a new dinosaur doesn't mean it will be available to put in the park. It will cost gold coins to purchase. From there, once placed, you must wait for the egg to hatch before the dinosaur begins producing coins.

Consider Evolving Dinosaurs

When a dinosaur reaches level 10 (and level 20), you have the option of evolving this creature at the Research Center, with the goal of owning a more advanced specimen. Doing this may cost gold, but as the saying goes, you have to spend money to make (more) money.

Don't Let Dinosaurs Escape

Have you managed to add at least five carnivores to the park? Yes? Great, because they will try to escape. No, seriously. The Code Red gauge displays when the next storm is due to arrive. Once said gauge is full, tap it to begin a mini game where you must frantically press the carnivores to prevent them from making a run for it, earning bonus gold in the process.

Gain XP Whenever Possible

Remember when we said dinosaurs can level up? Well, so can you, sort of. Look at the top left corner of the screen to view your current level. To reach the next level, you'll need to gain XP? How do you do that? Complete missions, clear away rocks and excess plants after bulldozing a section of jungle, and place new dinosaurs throughout the park.

Note: Gather XP by pressing the XP icons along the play area.

Visit Friends

Here's the cool thing about logging in using your Facebook account. In doing so, you can visit your friends' parks and/or send them gifts, providing they also play Jurassic Park Builder and logged in with their Facebook profiles. To do this, press the SOCIAL button on the bottom right corner of the screen. From there, press the friends icon (directly beneath the mail icon). Locate a friend, then press the VISIT PARK button next to his or her name.

You also have the option of sending gifts, inviting more people to play the game or visiting a random person's park.

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