Saturday, 15 October 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ubisoft)

Video games based on movies were generally considered big sellers on the NES. That's why many companies made them

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was released by Ubi Soft in 1989. It's based on the movie of the same name. The game is a straight up action platformer that follows key locations from the movie. Such as retrieving the Cross of Coronado from the Utah Mines, to recovering Henry Sr's diary from Castle Brunwald.

The game is a very basic action platformer and was ported to many other systems of that era. While it was a hard game, it was given negative press for being a game that was too short. Fighting was simply a case of avoiding the enemy until they'd passed and attacking from behind, where they'd die in one hit. On the home PCs at the time, the game was at number 2 in the charts, just behind RoboCop.