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Back of Jewel Case - Windows - Software Pyramide (Germany):
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Contributed by Patrick Bregger (89514) on Oct 05, 2010.
www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
- Peitschen, kriechen, rennen, springen und klettern Sie durch atemberaubende Umgebungen
- 17 Kapitel voll spannender Rätsel erwarten Sie in diesem actiongeladenen Adventure
- Mit der deutschen Synchronstimme von Indiana Jones
1947. Der Kalte Krieg hat gerade erst begonnen und sojetische Spione treiben sich in den Ruinen des Turms von Babel herum. Was haben sie vor? Die CIA rekrutiert den berühmten Archäologen und Abenteurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, um die Sache aufzuklären. Also, schnappen Sie sich Peitsche und Hut, und begleiten Sie Indy auf seiner spannenden Suche nach der mysteriösen "Höllenmaschine". Ihre Nachforschungen werden Sie in diesem aufregenden 3D-Action-Adventure um die ganze Welt führen!
Contributed by Patrick Bregger (89514) on Apr 20, 2009.
LucasArts Company Store Catalog (Spring 1999):
Grab your whip and fedora and join Indiana Jones in a globe-spanning race to unearth the mysterious "Infernal Machine".
Indiana Jones's first adventure on the N64 couples a highly creative
story with thoughtful, puzzle-oriented gameplay, but quirky controls and
a lack of old-fashioned wham-blam action may put off adrenaline freaks.
Indiana Jones is currently only available for purchase through Blockbuster's
Set in the late 1940s, the story pits Indy against
communist operatives in a race for a legendary device once housed in the
Tower of Babel. Indy literally circles the globe to gather the Infernal
Machine's missing pieces. Once reassembled, the Infernal Machine allows
him to leap into an alternate dimension, called the Aetherium. The game
comprises all 16 levels from the 1999 PC game, plus a bonus level.
Tying the convoluted caper together are lengthy cinema scenes. As in Battle
for Naboo, LucasArts has used Factor 5 voice compression technology to
squeeze in lots and lots of talk. The clever dialogue, well-read by the
voice talent, makes for some remarkably colorful characterizations,
although Indy's habit of musing aloud whenever he starts a new level or
encounters a locked door slows down the action. The thunderous Indiana
Jones theme intros each level. Music within each level is muted, perhaps
to help keep your mind on solving the puzzles.
The graphics which
have been largely imported from the PC game. The developers ably used a
rich palette to give each level of this globe-trotting travelogue a
distinct look. The blocky backgrounds work fine in the subterranean
ruins, but detract from lush landscapes like the Olmec Valley. Depending
on the camera angle, Indy's arms can look frightfully skinny. Indiana
Jones and the Infernal Machine uses the Expansion Pak for enhanced
Gameplay is linear. After the tutorial, most of the
levels are dominated by a series of puzzles, each of which must be
solved in order to move on to the next. For example, in central Asia's
Shambala Sanctuary, Indy must activate an ancient clock tower and ring
its bell in order to obtain a key, which admits him to an entirely new
section of the level.
Two or three levels are typically grouped
together; for example, entrance to the Sanctuary is obtained by a series
of raft trips down the nearby Tian Shian mountains. After leaving the
Sanctuary, Indy flies to Palawan Lagoon in the Pacific Ocean, then
enters a nearby volcano and temple before a Transpacific flight to
another three-level sequence beginning in an Aztec temple.
the way, Indy collects weapons, ammo, medical supplies and money, which
can be used between levels to purchase additional ammo and medical
supplies. Searching each level for its 10 treasures adds replay value,
but these are not needed to finish the game.
Indy is lightly
armored, but so are his infrequent attackers. Scorpions and snakes and
other predatory fauna are just as dangerous as Indy's human rivals,
since their venom will quickly sap his health.
But the bulk of
the game is taken up by figuring out the elaborate puzzles. Many of
these require running multiple errands, platform-jumping and using
Indy's tools, notably his trademark Bullwhip, which allows him to swing
across chasms. Indy also gets to swim, crawl, run, climb, drive a jeep
and ride a raft and mine cart. Accessing Indy's many items is quite
easy, thanks to a Zelda-like control scheme that allows you to assign
items to C Buttons.
Sometimes the controls make jumping harder
than it should be. It's often difficult to get Indy lined up just right
to make a leap. You often can't see Indy's feet, which means you'll have
to guess when to jump. Because you can't move Indy when he's in
first-person perspective, his head will often obscure the platform to
which he is jumping.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine is a
highly cinematic adventure that captures the zest of the movies. Indy
fans who like tough puzzles will enjoy it.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49940) on May 15, 2005.
INDIANA JONES® AND THE INFERNAL MACHINE’
LucasArts Company Store Catalogue (Winter 1999/2000):
Back of the box:
PURE INDY, PURE ACTION
IN SPECTACULAR 3D
If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones. The year is 1947. Indy is back (this time in electrifying 3D!) as a CIA recruit tasked with uncovering why Soviet agents are sniffing around the ruins of the fabled Tower of Babel. So hold onto your fedora and grab your whip in this heart-pounding action quest for the elusive "Infernal Machine."
Fight for your life in an all new action-adventure epic starring Indiana Jones, the greatest action hero of all time
Whip, crawl, run, leap, swim and climb your way through amazing 3D environments
Experience 16 mind-boggling chapters of a gripping, action-packed story
Explore dozens of exotic locales, from the mysterious ruins of Babylon through the underground labyrinths of the Olmecs
Choose your weapons, including post-WWII-era assault rifles, Red-Army machine guns, bazookas, satchel charges and, of course, Indy's trusty whip and pistol
Outwit and outmuscle fierce enemies like Communist goons, the Venomous Spider Idol, robot monsters, ice creatures and more (UGH!) dreaded snakes
Note: Requires 3D accelerator-major Direct3D-compatible cards are supported
Contributed by Riamus (8123) on Nov 02, 2003.
1947. The Nazis have been crushed, the Cold War has begun and Soviet agents are sniffing around the ruins of the fabled Tower of Babel. What are they up to? The CIA wants renowned archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. to find out. Grab your whip and fedora and join Indy in a globe-spanning race to unearth the mysterious "Infernal Machine".
- Whip, leap, climb, crawl and swim your way through amazing 3D environments.
- Survive the challenge of hungry critters, hostile robots, weird monsters, half the Red Army and more (including - oh no - snakes!)
- Puzzle your way through 17 chapters of a gripping, action-packed story.
- Travel the world to exotic locales, from the ruins of Babylon to the labyrinths of the Nubian Kings.
- All the weapons you'll need, including pistols, machine guns, grenades, satchel charges, bazookas and, of course, Indy's trusty whip and revolver.
Contributed by Kic'N (4260) on Apr 26, 2001.