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  • Summary: 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 andLEGO 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. Pop culture's most iconic archeologist whips 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 LEGO Star Wars games. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Everyone else can complain about the lack of difficulty and 'lite' gameplay mechnics. Meanwhile we'll all be smashing Lego Nazis with a beaming smile emblazoned on our faces.
  2. There are a handful of games for the DS that you must own: Mario Kart DS, WarioWare: Touched, nintendogs, New Super Mario Bros., and a few others. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is up there with all of these, with its stylish and appealing graphics, great sense of humour, superb playability and amazing lifespan. Plus, there are very few games where you can discover Santa on a level and then, erm, break him into bits. Nice.
  3. Beautifully designed and a joy from start to finish - DS gets possibly the best version of Lego Indy of them all.
  4. With different gameplay, it's worth getting even if you own the Wii game. [Issue#24, p.77]
  5. This is basically exactly what fans of the last few LEGO games will be expecting: fun, not-too-taxing, enjoyable gameplay with tongue-in-cheek humour, loads of stuff to unlock and plenty of replay value.
  6. The main issue between this version of the game and the console versions is simply personal preference.
  7. This charming adventure has its pitfalls, but it's still a lot of fun.

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  1. reedf
    Jun 11, 2008
    9
    Absolutely great. The "lite" gameplay is perfect for me and my son as we battle through the game together. He's 9 years old, Japanese,Absolutely great. The "lite" gameplay is perfect for me and my son as we battle through the game together. He's 9 years old, Japanese, playing the English language version of the game after we watched the English language films back to back earlier this year in preparation for the new film. A very fun, very cute and lovingly recreated LEGO game that is great for me and my kid together, or me alone, or him alone, and I haven't found any other game that hits all three notes. Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2013
    6
    At first i thought: huh, one of those Lego games on my portable console, sweet. And after actual playing i wasn't very disappointed, but thereAt first i thought: huh, one of those Lego games on my portable console, sweet. And after actual playing i wasn't very disappointed, but there are many things that could've been better even without counting restrictions of the console. Mainly gameplay and puzzles, this game doesn't have this pick-up and play nature, levels are too big and i got tired of the most of them by the end of each, and puzzles not really interesting, you'll learn formula after 2 levels, or hell, if you ever played any Lego game. Repetitive doesn't really strike, since, it's a Lego game, everybody loves this ones, but here it's a bare minimum of the Lego game and doesn't feel like portable game, just rushed port. But it's fine by me, i had some hours of fun, 6 out of 10, i guess, especially if you're playing with friend. Collapse