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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Moby ID: 21730
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade differs from the two other games with the same name as it is a hybrid of various genres such as platform action, motorcycle racing, puzzle solving and even some adventure elements.

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade you play Indy's role in his search for the Holy Grail, but this time it is you who chooses which step he will take at each part of his quest. For example, in the very beginning you receive a diary about the Grail from Indy's father, who is in Venice. At the same time, you receive a telegram from Marcus saying that the Cross of Coronado is in Portugal on a ship called Coronado, and that he'll meet Indy there. So you have to choose what you'll do first: go to Venice and check about the Grail and your father, or go to Portugal to find Marcus and the Cross of Coronado.

In the entire game you'll be prompted with these choices, each one leading to different stages throughout the game. Each stage presents different game genres. For example, in Venice you find a scrambled picture of the Grail, and you have to try to put it back together, just like you'd do with the pieces of a puzzle. Besides, in the platform stages, Indy has plenty of movements, as he can punch, kick, walk, run, jump and use his whip.

The game presents bitmapped pictures of the real movie actors, such as Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

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Average score: 61% (based on 9 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)

Whip it out

The Good
It is fun to control Dr Jones, famous treasure hunter, through action and puzzle-themed levels. The game gives you some freedom in the order you complete the levels, and the intermission sequences are well done.

The Bad
The game is hard, and oftentimes the level of difficulty stems from poor game play mechanics.

The trademark whip only works when you hit an enemy in the precise place. This was often a problem with video game whips, but it makes for some problems if you are not exact in you whip attacks.

The puzzles are a nice change of pace from the standard platforming. On the downside the random/puzzle elements can get too annoying. Trying to figure out which cup - for example - is the right one, does requires looking at hard-to-see differences among similar looking 8bit cups.

The Bottom Line
If you want to crack the famous whip in 8-bit glory, then you.should give this game a try. It is a tough, even cruel, road to beat this game, and some gamers may prefer the treasure hunting found in another 8 bit game; Castlevania.

NES · by ETJB (428) · 2013


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Game added by chirinea.

Game added March 28, 2006. Last modified March 29, 2024.