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Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
62
3.9
Windows
77
3.5
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Description

The year is 1947. Dr. Jones Jr is on a retirement from adventuring, living the life of a scholar and an archaeologist. But soon he meets his old flame ...and new enemies. Soviets are tracking parts of a mysterious, powerful machine from ancient Babylon, hoping to use it as a weapon. They must be stopped from unleashing unspeakable danger from another world.

Are you ready to lead Indy into adventures in lost temples, under mountains and through unexplored mines, for tales of missing artifacts, snake encounters and other things?

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine combined action and adventure in a way the older Indy games did not do. The gameplay is inspired by Tomb Raider, as Indy moves through 3D representations of 17 locations around the world. The game engine is modified from Jedi Knight.

Puzzles based around switches & items; precise jumping must be negotiated on regular basis. You must use ladders, ropes and dinghies as well as moving on foot. You will also find yourself aboard a jeep and a mine cart. Replacements for your standard whip can be collected en route (from Soviet army arsenal), including grenades, sub-machine guns and bazookas. The valuable treasures you find can be used to buy extra ammo (between the levels). After each level you get your score (Indy Quotient) - you must reach all the treasure items cleverly hidden in secret places to get all the points.

Screenshots

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows What started as a peaceful rafting will soon turn into very dangerous experience.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows This seems a bit like from the "Temple of Doom" Indy's movie, only without fanatics on the sides.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows Indy climbs up a ledge.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows This is Sophia Hapgood, your partner from Indy 4. Recognize her? Me neither.

Alternate Titles

  • "印笫安那瓊斯之末日危機" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "Indiana Jones y la Máquina Infernal" -- Spanish title
  • "Indiana Jones V" -- Common term
  • "Indiana Jones und der Turm von Babel" -- German title
  • "Indiana Jones et la machine infernale" -- French title
  • "Indiana Jones e la Macchina Infernale" -- Italian title
  • "Indiana Jones e a Máquina Infernal" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Doctor Jones!?! - I presume Windows RussS (781)
Fantastic Adventure -- and then came the conclusion Windows Game22 (42)
Wow, this is goo... oh never mind... oh Wait!.... never mind Windows Zorgob (24)
One of the best Lucasarts action games! Windows James1 (240)

The Press Says

Quandary Windows Jan, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1999 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy Windows Dec 01, 1999 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Retroage Nintendo 64 May 22, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Spel för Alla Windows Feb, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 13, 1999 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Windows Dec 08, 1999 6.3 out of 10 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Due to declining sales of the Nintendo 64 at the end of its life cycle, the only way gamers could get ahold of this title were through two exclusives: Blockbuster Video had an exclusive for rental of the title, and for those who wished to purchase the game, this could only be done through ordering it from the Lucasarts website.

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