LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Nintendo DS, 2008) - European Version
About this product
|"Building" on the success of LEGO Star Wars, LucasArts allows another of its signature properties to receive the interactive toy treatment. Famed archaeologist Indiana Jones takes his whip-cracking, pistol-packing persona into the lighthearted realm of LEGO in this homage to the rogue explorer's first three movies. Players begin their adventures in the world of academia, Barnett College, where Dr. Jones teaches archaeology. The institution serves as a jumping point for each of the three films.|
The game offers 18 levels divided equally among three chapters where players will revisit memorable scenes on their way to recovering the Ark of the Covenant, the Sankara Stones, and the Holy Grail. Indy can use his whip to swing across chasms, fight enemies, or break apart objects to reveal coins. As in LEGO Star Wars, a second player can join in at any time for cooperative action online or off. Each character has specific roles and even phobias, such as Satipo's ability to dig up treasure or Indy's fear of snakes. Thus, players will frequently need to switch between characters to solve puzzles or complete tasks.
Over 60 playable characters include Sallah, Mola Ram, Marion Ravenwood, Short Round, Marcus Brody, and Toht. To appeal to the family friendly spirit of the toy series, Nazi references and symbols were removed in favor of a generic "cult" dressed in trench coats.
|Game||LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures|
|ESRB Descriptor||Cartoon Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||LEGO TT Games Platform Series|
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- joetyler2011Sep 30, 2014by
Great game based on a great movie!
1. I bought this game to play while on vacation or when the electricity is out.
2. I love that you play as Lego characters and it follows the storyline of one of my favorite movies. The game is good, but there could be more levels and more challenges.
3.It's not as good as the Wii version because the DS has a smaller screen. It's harder to see whats going on in the game, but it's still a pretty fun game to play.
- leaslodgeFeb 15, 2014by
My daughter had this on her wish list for Christmas and her children begged me to get this for her!! It is a great family gift!
- lsdazraelJul 8, 2008by
Fun for the Whole Family
The second installation in the Lego series has much in common with the original (Star Wars): good, clean family fun; lots of 'replayability'; plenty of characters to unlock and items to collect; and Han Solo.
Yes, Han is an unlockable character in the Lego Indiana Jones Trilogy, but he's not the only one. Unfortunately, the unlockable characters have very little use in this game, unlike the Ghost of Obi-Wan, et al., in the previous installment. In fact, the secrets and cheats in this game are nearly useless, even if they do add a little more flavor to the game.
Like Lego Star Wars, the Indy game has plenty of puzzles to keep you guessing, lots to explore, and various character types to choose from. Also like Star Wars, Indy is buggy. Count on resetting more than once or twice because necessary items disappear, seagulls don't fly right, and any host of problems. The good thing is, you don't normally mind playing a level over (in fact, these games are designed so that you play each level at least twice).
Minor problems aside, this game has that elusive fun factor that many better-designed games sorely lack. Once you get used to the somewhat wonky control scheme (which way do I jump, so I don't fall into the pit for the fiftieth time?!), gamers of any skill level can beat the game and have a whole lot of fun doing it. These Lego games are a great way to bond with the kids or spouse - you'll find yourselves talking about it and thinking about playing again throughout the day.
Five stars out of five, with the aforementioned caveats (bugs, controls, nearly pointless secret characters and levels).Read full review
- ccar3874Feb 13, 2014by
Good game, like the premise and great for kids AND even bigger kids!
Love this game, the only thing I can say I have issue with is save points too far apart as I often play this for relaxation before bed at night.
- vjoh3636Feb 3, 2013by
This is a great game to buy
I really have not played this game but my kids and husband love it. They want me to buy the second one also so that they have another one to play. They like the lego games