- Use a variety of weapons from the environment
- Swim, climb, and shimmy
- Unlock more than 60 playable characters
- Use Indy’s signature whip as a multi-purpose tool
- Mix-and-match lego parts to create unique characters
List Price: $19.99
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Description
Mix-and-match lego parts to create unique characters..
Reviews By S. Rhodes : Date June 4, 2008
When LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy hit the DS, it suffered horribly from bugs and glitches that made it nearly impossible to enjoy the game. From characters suddenly hitting you for no reason, to glitches that froze up the game entirely. Apparently they all learned something. LEGO Indiana Jones is not nearly as crude in its development.
As it goes, the handheld games are usually never as good as the console counterparts. LEGO Indiana Jones on the DS doesn’t have all the same level designs as its console counterparts. It’s overall a smaller game, but it does at least share many similar qualities in the gameplay department.
You’ll play through all three of the original movies. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade. In each level you’ll play as whoever the story dictates you be at that time. When you complete a level once on story mode, you can return later in Free Play mode with different characters and uncover new secrets you otherwise couldn’t before.
Reviews By Sheena Sowers : Date June 7, 2008
I really enjoy playing this game so far. It is definitely more fun than anything else I’ve played on DS; however, there are two major annoyances that are causing me to question if this game is worth it.
One thing buyers should be aware of is that the game requires a lot of time spent on it at once. As another user mentioned, you can’t save it whenever you want, which is EXTREMELY inconvenient. When playing each level for the 1st time, you may find yourself in a level for more than an hour before you can exit and save. I can see how this would add to a parent’s frustration in trying to get their child to do homework or go to bed. “I can’t stop until I finish this level! I’ll lose everything if I turn it off now!” (good thing it’s summer)
One other annoyance is the glitches. I heard lego Star Wars crashed a lot so I didn’t buy it. Well, after playing for 1 hour today, I crashed when picking up a weapon and lost that hour of progress. I was pretty frustrated.
So if you don’t mind playing for long periods of time then this game is for you. I don’t suggest it for the casual gamer though.
Reviews By N. Durham : Date June 19, 2008
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures comes to the DS in style thankfully, leaving all the problems of the last Lego-based DS game (Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy) behind, even though it uses that game’s graphics engine. If you are at all familiar with the Lego Star Wars games though, you’ll feel right at home with Lego Indiana Jones, as the game provides the same kind of charming, goofy humor that the other games did. Playing through the first three Indy episodes, Lego Indiana Jones is pretty lengthy and features a ton of unlockable characters, meaning you’ll be busy for some time, which is a big plus as well. The game looks pretty good and makes good use of John Williams’ classic score, and there is some surprisingly great use made of the DS’ touch screen capabilities and microphone. While Lego Indiana Jones is instantly enjoyable, it should be noted that if you’ve played Lego Star Wars at all, you’ll notice how this is basically the same game with the Indy license slapped on it in place of Star Wars. This isn’t such a bad thing if you dug those games, but if you didn’t for some reason, Indy won’t win you over any. All in all though, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is instantly enjoyable, family friendly fun that anyone can get into and enjoy.