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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
79
2.9
PlayStation 2
76
4.7
Wii
77
3.6
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Description

In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures the players get to explore the Indiana Jones universe with "LEGO-fied" characters.

The game focuses on the three original films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, each film consisting of six separate chapters retelling the stories in a humorous, light-hearted way that tones down the violence while removing some of the more overt religious and political references found in the film.

All of the sets and props are also made out of LEGOs, and retain their properties such as the ability to be rebuilt and fall apart.

In this third-person platform/action game, players take control over various heroes including Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood or Dr. Marcus Brody, and also allows players to play the villains such as Belloq and Mola Ram.

Each character has different abilities and weapons. While Indiana Jones has a whip with which he can pull items out of reach, the female characters can jump higher, scholars can decipher hieroglyphics, mechanics can fix machines and diggers can unearth buried treasure. The characters also have different phobias (snakes, rats, spiders), each corresponding to their personalities.

The main campaign of the game is called Story Mode in which the player follows the film's stories with two pre-defined characters and cut-scenes. Once the level has been cleared, however, the player can return in Free Play mode and switch between all the characters that have been unlocked, allowing access to previously unreachable areas to collect all other artifacts and bonus items.

Destroying or building objects produces Lego studs, which allows the player to buy additional characters and cheat modes in Barnett College (the main hub). Players can also watch previous cut-scenes, examine previously found treasures, enter codes, or explore the college at their leisure.

As in the LEGO Star Wars series, in addition to the single-player game, there is also a 2 player co-op mode that allows two players to play the Story Mode. The second player can enter the game at any given time by pressing a button on the second controller.

Screenshots

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Macintosh Barnett College is the hub, from which levels can be accessed
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Wii Disc Channel
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures PlayStation 3 You can pick up objects and use them as a weapon.
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures PlayStation 3 Gotta find a working cart in these tunnels to go further down the tracks.

Alternate Titles

  • "樂高印第安那瓊斯大冒險" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Lego Indiana Jones: La Trilogie Originale" -- French title
  • "LEGO Indiana Jones: La Trilogía Original " -- Spanish title
  • "LEGO Indiana Jones: Die legendären Abenteuer" -- German title

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The Press Says

USA Today Windows Jun 02, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Jun 13, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamer 2.0 Wii Jun 18, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
EmpireOnline.com Wii May 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AceGamez Xbox 360 Jun 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Jun 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
EmpireOnline.com Xbox 360 May 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Jun 08, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jun 06, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Jun 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Indiana Jones

This is not the first game where Indiana Jones appears in LEGO form. He was already an unlockable, playable character in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

References

The game features cameos of five Star Wars characters (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3PO) and if the player finds them all he can unlock Han Solo for 100.000 studs as another playable character.

In addition the hidden bonus rooms the characters can be found in are iconic recreations from the Star Wars series. So while Luke hides in an ice cave, Chewbacca can be found hidden in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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