Well, somehow, I feel like switching from Jurassic Park to the Cretaceous period. Speaking of which - you got it - Mysterious Map Marvels' expansion pack (trumpet music) CRETACEOUS CALAMITY!!! There will be a lot of dinosaurs in this pack, so I'm really anticipating it, as with everyone else. Especially people in Zoo Tycoon Volcano. In fact, did you know that Zooasaurus Rex, the Volcano's leader, used to be a member of Mysterious Map Marvels? Well, he was (pretty obviously) not leader of the team (that title belongs to DragonGod, aka Incinerox), but he's still pretty famous. Like in September 2nd, 2008, when this dope named Hero dropped in and, somehow, demoted Zooasaurus Rex so he could be leader. Hero said that he'd make ZTV 'a better place' by 'starting all over'. Soon, he started demoting most administrators on ZTV. Luckily, although Zooasaurus was down, he was not out. He guessed the password of this loser, and succeeded! (The password, by the way, was Hero, big surprise.) Hero was gone, and Zoo Tycoon Volcano was restored to its former self in no time. [NOTE: this was typed BEFORE I found out that Zooasaurus Rex HIMSELF was responsible for this, in order to gain attention (he admitted he hacked his own forum several times to gain attention, and it looks like the whole 'Hero' thing was no different). Shouldn't that be easy, because Zooasaurus IS the leader?]
But anyway, back to why I made this post. Well, Cretaceous Calamity gave me a few ideas for my own pack. Okay, it gave me a BIG idea for my own pack. I don't know about you guys, but I think it could...how do you say it...be more exciting than Cretaceous Calamity. It would be called Cretaceous Corral. I named it after a cheat in the original Zoo Tycoon (Dinosaur Digs, to be exact), which would unlock a Triceratops for adoption.
Well, part one would have three maps: Early Cretaceous Utah, Early Cretaceous Young Atlantic Ocean 1, and Early Cretaceous Young Atlantic Ocean 2. The two Young Atlantic Ocean Parts take place on either side of the Young North Atlantic. Map 1 takes place in North America, map 2 in Europe. They are based on Walking with Dinosaurs episode 4, "Giant of the Skies," and so are the animals, which we'll talk about later. The other map, in Utah, is based on episode 8 of Jurassic Fight Club, which is a fight between a Utahraptor and a Gastonia. Now for the animals: well, you obviously heard about the fight between Utahraptor and Gastonia I mentioned earlier. So you probably think that the pack will have Gastonia, as well as a new version of Utahraptor. And you are 100% right! The Gastonia will have the JFC skin, maybe the sounds, but Utahraptor will be different. It won't be the Walking with Dinosaurs version, eitheir. Rather, it would have the same sounds as the first Zoo Tycoon 2 Utahraptor. And it would be covered in feathers, colored the same as a Wikipedia artist's impression, which you can see on the profile picture of Wikipedia's Utahraptor page. The other animals, from Walking with Dinosaurs, are Ornithocheirus, Iguanodon, Polacanthus, Plesiopleurodon, and Tapejara.
Part two takes place again in the Early Cretaceous, but this time, about 2 million years after part one. That puts it at 125 million years ago. There would be only one map: Early Cretaceous China, which is the setting of Prehistoric Park episode 3: "Dinobirds." There are five dinosaurs: two titanosaurs (one of which could be the titanosaur species in Prehistoric Park), Jiangshanosaurus and Borealosaurus. The three others are Incisivosaurus, Mei Long, and Microraptor. There's also a pterosaur: Eosipterus.
Part three, which takes place 110 million years ago, has two maps: Early Cretaceous Oklahoma, and Early Cretaceous Argentina. Dinosaurs are: Acrocanthosaurus, Argentinosaurus, a new version of Carnotaurus, a new and feathered version of Deinonychus, Sauroposeidon, and Tenontosaurus. There will also be a few South American dinosaurs from National Geographic's Dino Death Trap, but I can't remember their names. But, from a Walking With Dinosaurs special, Chased by Dinosaurs, there's Giganotosaurus and Pteranodon.
Part four takes place 106 million years ago, with only one map: Antarctica/Austrailia Seperation Area. The animals: Leaellynasaura, Muttaburasaurus, Koolasuchus, even the dwarf/polar allosaur in Walking with Dinosaurs episode 5: "Spirits of the Ice Forest."
Part five, in the end of the Early Cretaceous (100 million years ago), we have two maps of Egypt and Niger, and those two places are the home of some Cretaceous giants. We have the big sauropod Aegyptosaurus, the huge shark-toothed predator Carcharodontosaurus, the big but swift Deltadromeus, another sauropod called Nigersaurus, yet another sauropod called Paralititan, the crocodile Sarcosuchus, the sailed terror Spinosaurus, and the fish-eater Suchomimus.
After part five, stage one (the Early Cretaceous) is complete. Now for some...(drum roll)...BONUS DOWNLOADS!!! First of all, we have some herbivorous American neighbors, Nothronychus and Zuniceratops (both of their skins are from When Dinosaurs Roamed America), then we have a fish-eating carnivore from Europe. Presenting: Bayronyx! After these guys are published, the pack would move on to production stage two (the Late Cretaceous). First off, we have...
Part six, 80-70 million years ago. Welcome to the maps here, a new and larger version of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, and a few others of the same location, based on Chased by Dinosaurs. The first map of Cretaceous Corral is based on Dinosaur Planet episode 1: "White Tip's Journey." Here, there are more predators than prey, so watch your back. Animals we have: the egg raider (?) Oviraptor, the headbutting Prenocephale, the ceratopsian Protoceratops, the bug-eating Shuuvia, and a new version of the pack-hunting predator Velociraptor. And from Chased by Dinosaurs, there's Mononykus, Saurolophus, Tarbosaurus, and Therizinosaurus.
Part seven, again 80 million years ago. The two maps here are Late Cretaceous Southern Europe, and the island of dwarfs, Hateg Island. Both of these are based on Dinosaur Planet episode 2, "Pod's Travels." The animals here: the crocidile ancestor Allodaposuchus, the titanosaur Ampelosaurus, the seabird Ichthyornis, the pint-sized sauropod Magyarosaurus, Pyroraptor, the dwarf Pyroraptor, the possible missing link between hypsilophodonts and iguanodonts Rhabdodon, Tarascosaurus, the dwarf Tarascosaurus, and the dwarf Troodon.
Part eight, once again 80 million years ago. Say hello to Late Cretaceous Patagonia, the only map on this part of Cretaceous Corral! It's based on Dinosaur Planet episode 4, "Alpha's Egg." The animals here: the small carnivore that preys on huge dinos' babies, Alvarezsaurus. Next up, the medium-sized carnivore Aucasaurus. Also, we have the terrestrial crocidilian with a strong bite, Notosuchus. Don't forget the armored sauropod Saltasaurus, too!
Part nine, moving ahead 5 million years, takes place in the four maps: Late Cretaceous Montana 1 lowlands, Late Cretaceous Montana 1 highlands, Late Cretaceous Texas, and Late Cretaceous Alberta. The Montana maps are based on locations in Dinosaur Planet episode 3: "Little Das' Hunt," while the Alberta map is based on the Albertosaurus vs. Pachyrhinosaurus fight setting on Jurassic Fight Club episode 10: "River of Death." The Texas map is based on Prehistoric Park episode 6: "Supercroc." The animals here are Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Deinosuchus, Einiosaurus, Maiasaura, Nyctosaurus, Orodromeus, Pachyrhinosaurus (the true version, not the JFC version with the false rhinoceros-like horn) Parasaurolophus, and Troodon. There could also be a Corythosaurus and a Euoplocephalus, as well as a new version of Styracosaurus that would override the original.
Between part nine and part ten (part ten is the last part), there's a bonus download of both a dinosaur AND a map! The map: Late Cretaceous Madagascar. The dinosaur: Majungasaurus. In fact, the Majungasaurus would be the JFC version of their Majungatholus (which turned out to be a junior synonym of Majungasaurus).
Now, onto part ten. The finale to this epic pack. Multiple maps of Late Cretaceous Montana 2, 65 million years ago, and ten million years after the hunt for Deinosuchus. Ten million years after the fight at the river. Ten million years after Little Das' hunt, and ten million years after the volcano eruption that took out a lot of dinosaurs in the lowlands and highlands of Late Cretaceous Montana 1, including Maiasaura Buck, his playmate Blaze, and his nemesis Das.
These multiple maps of one location are based on several locations by TV shows previously mentioned (except Dinosaur Planet), and so are the animals. Walking with Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Park, When Dinosaurs Roamed America, and Jurassic Fight Club. Animals: Anatotitan, a new version of Ankylosaurus, Dromaeosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Nanotyrannus, Ornithomimus (looking like the Prehistoric Park version, but with feathers coloring it, not skin), Pachycephalosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Struthiomimus (feathered like Ornithomimus), Stygimoloch, Torosaurus, a new version of Triceratops, and a new version of the ever so famous Tyrannosaurus rex.
Holy cats, I can't believe I wrote that all! It took me a morning and a long afternoon to make. Well, finally I'm done.