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Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Windows)

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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 Always finding himself asking help from the natives.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows The game has quite a few scenarios/chapters, and each has a map with a position (this one, for example is a bit more specific).
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows Indy infiltrates Soviet border with more luck then ration, as usual.
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.

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 RussS (781) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Fantastic Adventure -- and then came the conclusion Game22 (42) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Wow, this is goo... oh never mind... oh Wait!.... never mind Zorgob (24) unrated
One of the best Lucasarts action games! James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 11, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PC Joker Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Dec 01, 1999 82 out of 100 82
incite PC Gaming Feb, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure 2000 C 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 17, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

During the game, if you type "makemeapirate," you'll become a 3-dimensional Guybrush Threepwood!

Also, In the final level (the Aetherium, I believe it's called), if you wander around through the weightless passages, you'll eventually find the barbershop from The Curse of Monkey Island, in beautiful 3-D, with pictures on the walls of people ranging from Steven Spielberg to Max to Jar-Jar Binks (No, you can't blow up the picture of Jar-Jar).

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MAT (66266) added Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Windows) on May 15, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (545)