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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.


Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures Windows 3.x One of your first goals should be finding the map.
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures Windows 3.x Guida?  Mamma mia, this is the start screen to la verzione Italiano!  Let that be a warning for all of you warez kids out there: you get what you pay for!
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures Windows 3.x Starting the game outside a charming little villa
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures Windows 3.x Did you say scorpions?  Phew, I thought you said "snakes"!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Indiana Jones y sus Aventuras de Despacho" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Action (Germany) Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Windows 3.x Jun 27, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x May, 1996 54 out of 100 54
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Windows 3.x Feb 26, 2005 3 out of 6 50
Power Play Windows 3.x May, 1996 44 out of 100 44
PC Games Windows 3.x Aug, 1996 C- 42
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows 3.x Feb 19, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Joker Windows 3.x Jul, 1996 34 out of 100 34
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Aug, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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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