Saturday, 15 October 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (NES)

Aside from well known movie adaptations, many companies decided to port over or create all new games based on popular TV series.

The Young Indy Chronicles was released by Jaleco in 1993. This was towards the end of the NES' lifespan and is based on the TV series of the same name. It loosely follows the plot of the teenage/young adult life of Indy, going through the Mexican Civil War and into his days fighting in the trenches of World War I.

The game plays largely like Castlevania. Indy is thrown into the level with just his fists. Items and weapons can be collected from crates scattered throughout each level. These also serve as Indy's health items, allowing him to take up to 4 hits before dying. Each hit takes away an item.