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Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a 2008 video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by LucasArts. The game allows players to recreate moments from the first three Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark , Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom , and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade . It features the same drop in/out co-operative play mode as seen in the Lego Star Wars video games, although it is restricted to local console play. The game was released on June 3, 2008 in the United States and Canada, and June 6, 2008 in Europe. A downloadable demo for Windows was made available on May 13, 2008. This game is based on the Lego Indiana Jones toy line. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on December 4, 2008 by Feral Interactive.

As introduced in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, new moves include clinging onto branches during a jump using Indy's whip. As a promotion, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga features Indy as an unlockable playable character.

The game often follows the events in the films, however like the Lego Star Wars series, some scenes from the film have been altered to become more family friendly or just provide comic relief to the player.

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Gameplay

The game follows the storylines from the original Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade. However, the developers modified the storylines to fit the events into 6 game chapters per movie. Barnett College, Dr. Indiana Jones' teaching location from Last Crusade (but is known as "Marshall College" in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), serves as the main hub of the game, and different maps on the walls allow access to each of the missions, extra unlockable content and options are found in the different classrooms. Once a player chooses a mission, a cutscene begins that introduces the section of the movie being played. Notable scenes have been recreated from the movies, such as the memorable boulder escape and the battle on the rope bridge, or Walter Donovan choosing the incorrect Holy Grail. The levels in the game are:

The lost temple-Peru/Hovitos temple, Into the mountains-Ravenwood Tavern/Nepal, City of danger-Cairo, The well of souls- The well of souls, Pursuing the ark-Tanis Dig site/Desert road, Opening the ark-Isolated Island

Shanghai Showdown-Shanghai, Pankot secrets-Indian jungles/Pankot Palace/Dark tunnel, The temple of Kali-Thuggee ceremony temple, Free the slaves-Slave mines, Escape the mines-Slave mines, Battle on the Bridge-Slave mines/Indian jungles/Rope bridge

The hunt for Sir Richard-Venice/library/Catacombs, Castle rescue-Brunwald castle, Motorcycle escape-forest outskirts, Trouble in the sky-German zeppelin/Greek Farmlands/Beach, Desert Ambush-The Canyon of the Crescent moon, The temple of the Grail-The canyon of the crescent moon/The temple of the Grail.

The music was from the 3 movies (1981, 1984 and 1989) was used in this game, but also some music was extracted from "The young Indiana Jones Chronicles" e.g. "Attack of the Hawkmen" or "Daredevils of the desert" or "Masks of evil", etc. They were placed in various spots such as Indy and Satipo approaching the temple in "The lost Temple", or when Indy, Willie and Short Round are preparing the mine cart in "Escape the mines" or when Indy is finding the true Grail in "Temple of the Grail". The early year trilogy soundtrack would be used in Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues.

Reception
Reviews for the game were generally positive. IGN gave the game an 8/10 for the Nintendo DS, PS2 and the Wii 8.4/10 for the 360 and PS3 and 7.7/10 for the PSP. which is similar to the Lego Star Wars games. X-Play gave it a 4 out of 5, saying that it has everything that a fan of the films could want, but it is not as fun as Lego Star Wars. Official Playstation Magazine UK gave the game an 8/10, praising the immersive nature of the game, and praising the series' choices of source material. Official Nintendo Magazine gave the game 82%, just about the same as Lego Star Wars, saying it was very similar and not much has improved. Also, the magazine stated that, "In general, this game could possibly be one of the greatest games ever." Game Revolution gave the game B+, citing that the game, designed by fans of the movie series, provides "addictive game play" with "tons of replay value."

The Nintendo DS version of Lego Indiana Jones was nominated for two DS-specific awards from IGN.com, namely Best Action Game and Best Local Multiplayer Game. The Wii version has also been nominated for multiple Wii-specific awards by IGN, including Best Action Game and Best Local Multiplayer Game. As of April 2009, the game has sold around 7.91 million copies combining sales of all platforms.As of May 2012, the game has sold over 11 million copies.


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