Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

aka: Indiana Jones y sus Aventuras de Despacho
Moby ID: 1843
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Indiana Jones is an archaeologist and adventurer, searching the globe for hidden treasures and lost artifacts. Towards this end, Indiana Jones has arrived in Mexico during the 1930s. Although the people living in the town of Lucasio are friendly, others such as Nazis, desperados and dangerous creatures are not so much. Indiana must use his skills to accomplish his objectives and retrieve treasured objects.

Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures is an action/adventure game, seen in top-down view. Players control Indiana Jones as he collects items, attempts to solve all the puzzles and defeat his enemies in order to complete the mission. Indiana primarily uses his whip, but may also pick up a pistol or other weapons to use against foes. Indiana has a health meter on screen and will die if it drops to zero.

The design of the game is meant to be casual gaming and is simplified to give the player quick experiences. Upon beginning a game, the player chooses the size of the game world (and indirectly the length of time it will take to complete). The game world, all the characters, items, and Indiana's mission are then randomly generated. Individual locations, such as the town of Lucasio may remain the same, however the path to and from those areas may change considerably.

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In addition to the usual in-jokes about snakes, Nazis and swapping bags of sand for small statues, programmers included a scenario where workers were being frightened away by a strange idol: at the end of the "adventure" Indy has recovered the head of C-3P0 and life can return to normal.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #15 Worst Game of All Time


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Swordmaster.

Macintosh added by Jason Savage.

Additional contributors: Chris Mikesell, jean-louis, Havoc Crow, Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 30, 2000. Last modified February 23, 2024.