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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: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A magnificent celebration of all things Indy and a great primer for the new movie. [July 2008, p.66]
  2. It doesn't change the LEGO forumla but with great movie moments and loads of genuine-if-simple fun, it's still a good little game. [July 2008, p.74]
  3. 80
    LEGO Indiana Jones may not be quite as engaging as LEGO Star Wars, but it’s still a lot of fun to play through. That’s doubly true with a friend. The quest isn’t particularly long, but there’s plenty of incentive for a second run-through (or a third …), and Indy fans will definitely have a blast re-living the original films -- LEGO-style.
  4. For LEGO and Indy fans, this game is a revelation! The funny scenes, in which Traveller’s Tales make fun of themselves, are one of the best parts of LEGO Indiana Jones.
  5. This simple gameplay is appropriate to the game’s primary target audience, children. But it is notable just how much fun adults can have with it.
  6. 75
    LEGO Indiana Jones sticks to an almost identical formula to the LEGO Star Wars games before it, but with its adventure-themed gameplay and incredibly entertaining cooperative features, the game is a solid purchase for anyone who wants to have some pure, uncomplicated fun.
  7. Perhaps the worst thing you can say about Lego Indy is that it is not as instantly likeable as the Lego Star Wars games, and that it’s more of a relationship you’ll have to work at instead of being the love at first sight Travellers Tales' previous efforts were.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    Similar to Lego Star Wars in a lot of ways, which is absolutely a good thing. I am also a big fan of Indiana Jones, so this game wasSimilar to Lego Star Wars in a lot of ways, which is absolutely a good thing. I am also a big fan of Indiana Jones, so this game was absolutely perfect for me. Expand
  2. LeighG.
    Jun 16, 2008
    9
    More great fun for the whole family.
  3. NathanH.
    Aug 3, 2008
    9
    Very similar to the lego star wars game, but i found it more enjoyable. I personally always have liked the indiana jones movies better than Very similar to the lego star wars game, but i found it more enjoyable. I personally always have liked the indiana jones movies better than the star wars movies so i guess that it made the game more enjoyable for me. The sound effects for the guns are pathetic though. This is a must get game. Expand
  4. JamieChuddly
    Aug 8, 2008
    7
    The good is that they incorporated some new moves. I dig the choke hold's, that was fun. it's almost like the chainsaw in gearsThe good is that they incorporated some new moves. I dig the choke hold's, that was fun. it's almost like the chainsaw in gears where you never get tired of it. You can now pick up weapons and they make really good use of indy's whip. The big jump for the girls is >alright<. You dont use it too much but it helps. First movie is fun. The puzzles are interesting but not too hard. 2nd movie is awful, almost requiring you to have to run two players or even more idiotic the other player to drop out so you can see the items. And I've got a decent sized flat panel lcd! The 3rd is better than the 2nd but not as good as one. Puzzles are a little less all over the place. The graphics are..well it's the wii. wii's graphics are a joke but it's what you expect if you played the star wars games. The cut scenes are still a laugh, some much better than others whereas the star wars was solid all the way through. I hate to compare it but you just have to because of it's glaring overall terribadness. It's not a must have, you'll get a few hours of enjoyment but it's not a worthwhile purchase either. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    7
    Unfortunately, this game boils down to being much less fun compared to LEGO Star Wars. Sure, it has the same formula and look, but it simplyUnfortunately, this game boils down to being much less fun compared to LEGO Star Wars. Sure, it has the same formula and look, but it simply isn't handled as well. Although the game does have the Indiana Jones feel, it just doesn't work for a game like this that is mostly about puzzles. The game is hard to play without two players, and is lacking much needed split-screen. A lot of the game forces you to NOT be Indiana Jones, which isn't fun if you have to be someone stupid like Satipo or Willie. The game does a good job with some of the movies' best moments, but some like the Boulder Chase and the Mine cart scene, are poorly handled. The vehicle segments are handled terribly as well. Though there are worse Indiana Jones games out there, people might want to avoid this game unless they are a big fan of the movies. Expand
  6. DanH.
    Jun 13, 2008
    6
    Same dumb but fun game, sans the appeal of Star Wars. My 5-year-old likes it, but it's too complicated for him to play alone, especially Same dumb but fun game, sans the appeal of Star Wars. My 5-year-old likes it, but it's too complicated for him to play alone, especially given the 2-player puzzle bent. Heck, some of the puzzles take a vet like me a while to figure out. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2013
    0
    I had this game for three years and played it from time to time, but it's no one of those games where I feel like I can come back to. OneI had this game for three years and played it from time to time, but it's no one of those games where I feel like I can come back to. One reason is because of the difficulty of some puzzles in the game and it sometimes gets irritating. But once you get through the game and start trotting through the levels, it can be a very fun game. Expand

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