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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Atari ST)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Atari ST Title screen

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Written by  :  Hannu Siivonen (18)
Written on  :  Jun 08, 2007
Platform  :  Atari ST
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Summary

Piece of bull

The Good

It's a game about Indiana Jones, and it has a nice picture of Harrison Ford in the first screen. That's just about everything good in this game

The Bad

Controls are sluggish at best, and most times just godawful. When you stand, Indy just stares at you like a freaky village idiot. You also have to move toward enemies when you hit them, because otherwise you just have to risk the fact that indy hits at the right direction. If the guy would stand, facing the direction he was moving before he stopped (like ANY OTHER GAME CHARACTER would do) whipping enemies would'n be so bad, but it is. Standing and watching at the player, isn't so bad, when you fight thugs and snakes, but when a bat or fireball comes at you, knowing where the would slash his whip, might become critical factor. If that's not too bad, Indy also has little bit of delay, before he does anything, and sometimes when you push the button, nothing happens. This comes as an irritating factor later on, when you have to avoid hitting certain objects as you ride the mining rails. There is also terrible hit detection, where as sometimes you can't land a direct hit, that should be on the target, then other times you can kill an enemy when you miss them by a mile.

Graphics are horrible! Indy look like a scare crow with no face. Thugs look like Bee Gees in gay red clothing. Bats look like... well, actually they don't look like anything really. Children you have to save, look like anime punk rockers. Everything just look like something else that it should be. Music during the game suck bad, even if do get the Indiana Jones theme song before the game starts.

The Bottom Line

Just about everything about this game sucks bull. Mothertruckers who made this game, had some serious lack of genetic diversity, or they were just using drugs the whole time, they should have been programming this game. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a classic example of a game, that's suppose to sell just with it's name. Don't ever play it. Don't ever pay for it. If you own it - BURN IT!