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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (DOS)

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Description

It is 1938 and adventurer Indiana Jones is joined by his father on this quest, preventing Adolf Hitler from capturing the Holy Grail. He will have to deal with Nazi guards, the Luftwaffe and enemy spies as he tries to stop the tyrannical Nazi leader.

The Graphic Adventure uses the same SCUMM gameplay system as the previous Maniac Mansion. Most of the screen is used for a visual rendition of the current scene. At the bottom of the screen are words, which can be clicked on using the mouse to activate their functions. For example, objects can be picked up, used, pushed or pulled, and turned on and off. Most locations are from the movie, but some further scenes are added.

In keeping with Indiana's action-man persona, the game also features pure action scenes. Unlike most Lucasfilm adventures, you can die.

Two PC versions of the game were released, one with 16 color EGA graphics, and one with 256 color VGA graphics.

Screenshots

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure DOS College, museum, our favourite archeology place
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure DOS Using your trusty whip!
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure DOS Library above tunnels
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure DOS The art gallery (or perhaps rather storeroom) at Castle Brunwald (EGA), including some items the Nazis would consider "Degenerate Art"...

Alternate Titles

  • "インディ・ジョーンズ 最後の聖戦: ザ・グラフィックアドベンチャー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Индиана Джонс и Последний Крестовый Поход " -- Russian spelling
  • "Indy3" -- Informal title
  • "Indiana Jones y la ultima cruzada" -- Spanish title
  • "Indiana Jones i Poslednij Krestovyj Pohod" -- Russian title
  • "Indiana Jones et la Derniere Croisade" -- French title
  • "Indiana Jones: Der letzte Kreuzzug" -- German title

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User Reviews

Works as a licensed game, but weak by LucasArts adventure standards אולג 小奥 (171622) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A parody of the film that's definitely funny, but not a complete playing experience. RussS (781) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Another Lucas classic. Zovni (9350) unrated
Interesting Departures from the Film, Good Comedy Elements Clint Smith (2) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Lucasarts at their best...nearly jossiejojo (41) unrated
Very good game - if you don't mind its drawbacks Gothicgene (83) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Dr. Jones on a quest for the holy grail. Robert Pragt (26) unrated

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Sep, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The One Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Aventura y Cía Jan 17, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCola.net Jul, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
The DOS Spirit Dec 15, 2010 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

Credits

The credits are randomized so that each of the three main designers gets "top billing" at one point or another.

Dialogues

Dialogue between Indy and other NPCs plays a crucial role in the progression of this game. According to the folks at Lucasfilm, every dialogue situation can be solved either by talking your way out of it, or by resorting to fistfighting.

Extras

The package contained the "Holy Grail Diary". It contained essential information for solving the holy grail puzzle at the end of the game.

German version

In the German version of the game all Third Reich insignia were repainted and made invisible. (Remember the scene, where Hitler signs the diary for example - there is not a single swastika around in the German version.) That's because in Germany no toys are allowed to wake resemblances to Hitler's regime. And computer games are (legally) toys. There is one overlooked instance in which swastikas are still seen: when a guard is knocked out during a fist fight, stars in swastika form appear over his head.

Indy Quotient

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure was the first of two graphic adventures by LucasArts to incorporate an IQ (Indy Quotient), which was a scoring system (the second was Fate of Atlantis). There were many different ways of completing the game.

References

  • Like in many other of LucasArts' games, Max makes an appearance, this time with Sam too! They can be found at the far right in Indy's office where they're "disguised" as a totem pole.
  • In versions of the game that have the translation table copy protection, there is a Indy in-joke. In the top right corner of Indy's writing pad are two crossed out phone numbers. The names next to the two numbers are Marion, and Willie, which were Indy's love interests from the first two Indiana Jones films, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Temple of Doom.

Story

Although its based on the movie, the game does take same liberties. There are three possible endings, and several "alternate" ways to get from one point of the story to another (ie. when the Jones have to go to Alexandria).

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #28 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Computer Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - Best Adventure in 1989
  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner PC Product of the Year.
Information also contributed by Apogee IV, Isdaron, James1, Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker, Mirrorshades2k, Ricky Derocher and Zovni

Related Web Sites

  • FAQs & Guides (Several walkthroughs and files for The Last Crusade)
  • Indy Last Crusade Hints (These hints will help you solve the game. Co-authored by Jason Strautman and Alex Burrell.)
  • Last Crusade Walkthrough (by Shadow Dragon, posted on Gameboomers.com)
  • LucasArts' Secret History (A multi-article feature about the game by the LucasArts news site, The International House of Mojo. The articles includes two unscored review, short responses written by members of the site's community, trivia, a previously unpublished interview with one of the designers, and a narrated walkthrough.)
  • ScummVM (Get "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade", as well as many other adventure games, to run on modern systems by using ScummVM, a legal and free program.)
  • The Complete Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Game Guide (The original COMPLETE walkthrough, with every single dialogue choice to avoid every fight, complete IQ points list and much more!)
IJan (1910) added Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (DOS) on Dec 05, 1999
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