Ah, the Lego video game series. Largely forgettable, marginal games until a little something called Lego Star Wars came along. Oh, what a fun thing that was! Colorful, entertaining, challenging and thoroughly great! Then came a couple sequels and now we've got this, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures! Yes, the little man in the plastic fedora has come to join the fun!
And what fun it is! Though by necessity smaller than Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and lacking a level based on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (which I liked, even if no one else did), this game still delivers all the fun, laughs and challenges one would expect of the Lego games.
Though the game is rather short, only eighteen levels, and they aren't especially challenging, though some of the puzzles take a little effort, there's enough items to collect and characters to unlock that you'll keep going for ages until you finish it off.
Best of all, this is one of those rare, great little games that can be easily enjoyed by adults as well as children. In fact, with the really good two-player co-op mode, it's actually a good game for parents and kids to play together.
So saddle up, get your staff of Ra, and give this game a go!
Pros: It's Indiana Jones! Cons: Idea is inspired, but not as drawn out as it could be The Bottom Line: I've got "The Raiders March" stuck in my head. Another preserved review. Hey, I like these things and don't want my hard work to disappear again. My current project is a best-movies-of-the-decade list. I have to say I’m a little bit confused about the subtitle of Lego Indiana Jones. Just what does … more
Let me tell you: it's not easy to get my 8 year old son to stop asking me to let him play "M" rated games, but since I snapped up Lego Indiana Jones, there has been some very little need for me to so no (at least as it regards permission to play video games). I'm not going to completely re-hash what everyone has written; that would be redundant. I'm simply going to say that not only is it fun and engaging, not only is my 8 year old challenged and excited to play (yet capable … more
This game is a blast for kids and and adults too. As you play through the game you can unlock over 60 different characters to use which always make it interesting. You can even create your own person by combining assorted body parts in design mode. There are many different types of weapons and tools that you can use as well. You kids will learn teamwork and some puzzle solving skills as well. The game really makes you feel like you are along side Indiana Jones and involved in the adventures yourself. … more
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments, from Indy’s entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.
Of course, pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist will whip through all the classic moments with the help of a host of supporting characters including Marion Ravenwood and Short Round. Players can also mix and match the body parts of more than 60 playable characters to create new heroes just as they could in the best-selling LEGO Star Wars games.
Everyone’s favorite fedora wearing hero returns to theaters this May in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and families can celebrate the humor and excitement of the original films with LEGO Indiana Jones.
Tongue-in-cheek humor presents The Original Adventures in a manner only LEGO can whip up, with comical reinterpretations of classic Indiana Jones scenes and elements.