Written by  :  Clint Smith (2)
Written on  :  Oct 15, 2008
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

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Interesting Departures from the Film, Good Comedy Elements

The Good

The 256-color version boasts nice graphics. The game departs from the plot of the movie in some instances, some of those departures stemming from early drafts of the film (the chase in the zeppelin, for instance). There is also a good bit of humor (similar to that in Monkey Island) somewhat uncharacteristic of Indy's character, but it fits the game well. Roaming the castle and the catacombs is a lot of fun, too. The puzzles are challenging but not impossible, with the exception of some dead end elements.

The Bad

The fist fighting is very difficult, as are the dialogue puzzles. It's possible to run into dead ends throughout the game. It's a bit too short, especially if you bypass the zeppelin chapter. The "What Is" command... grr!

The Bottom Line

One of LucasArts' more mediocre games, but only relative to the rest of their classics. On the whole, a fun adventure that you shouldn't miss, especially if you are a fan of the franchise.