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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Xbox 360)

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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.

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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Xbox 360 Level select
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Xbox 360 Throw the monkey a banana to receive an item
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Xbox 360 Buy new characters in the library
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Xbox 360 Decipher the hieroglyphs to open secret areas or receive items

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

Extreme Gamer Jun 13, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamigo Jun 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Jun 17, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Gamesmania Jun 06, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Planet Xbox 360 Jun 27, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Fragland.net Jul 07, 2008 78 out of 100 78
1UP Jun 04, 2008 B 75
gameZine (UK) Jun 13, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Netjak Jul 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

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Sicarius (61034) added LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Xbox 360) on Jun 04, 2008
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