Indiana Jones Games
Indiana Jones games capture the famous archeologist and adventurer travels pixel by pixel for fans who long to step into his shoes. From the 8-bit era to the latest generation of consoles, each game work in varying degrees to try and mimic the awesome fun of Steven Spielberg's movies. Grab the whip and keep the finger on the trigger as gamers put on the famed fedora in order to seek out the greatest of the world's treasures. Adversaries from his past are on full display from heart-ripping cultists to religious zealots to Indiana Jones' favorite whipping boys, the Nazis. Games based on Indiana Jones will not make gamers look like Harrison Ford but relive the characters wild adventures.
- "Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures." The SNES title takes the best elements of the first three films and created an awesome 2D platformer. John William's score is recreated as gamers put on the fedora and whip to take down the greatest enemies from Indy's rogues gallery. The gameplay style is similar to old school "Castlevania" and that's not a bad thing. Pick this one up at the Wii's Virtual Console for 800 points and start dodging giant boulders!
- "LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures." Lucas Arts and the classic toyline are put into a blender and out comes this smoothie of a game. Travelers' Tales developed this title by using the concept of LEGO's building blocks to recreate the memorable scenes as well as tons of bonus content for gamers to unlock like Han Solo. No surprise that the game's success spawned a sequel that included levels for "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", which is more fun to play than actually watching the movie itself.
- "Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine." One of the few game titles not based on any of the movies brings an all new adventure for Indy to take on for the PC, N64 and Game Boy Color. Sophia, a lady from his past, comes back and tells him of Babylonian artifacts that hold the secret to communicate with an ancient god. Of course, Indy should have slammed the door but instead gets himself back into dank caves, supernatural enemies and the Russians to boot.
- "Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb." A sort of prequel for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" fills in the blanks for fans on why he was in China instead back in school teaching class. This time Indy searches the tomb of the first emperor of China to find a valuable black pearl of impeccable power much to the chagrin of the Triads and Nazis. The game packs a ton of action and typical puzzle-solving enemies so dust off your fedora, polish the gun and crack that whip.
- "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." A game more known for its infamy than actual replay value pits Indy in the caverns to take down Mola Ram. Tengen created this Mobius Strip of mediocrity for the 8-bit NES where gamers take on cultists with the whip and gun, but the confusing level design and cheap hits make surviving near impossible. The game was the best example of how not to make a title of a licensed property.