Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures

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a game by Factor 5
Genre: Platformer
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 7.9/10, based on 7 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Movie-Based Games, Indiana Jones Games

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Indiana Jones uses the same engine as JVC's Star Wars games. The audio is fairly weak, but the famous Indy tunes are somewhat recognizable. This one is fun. I was able to get all the way to the Last Crusade part of the game. Aside from the sidescrolling levels, you can find Mode 7 rafting and flying sequences. This one is challenging. If you have the perseverance, you can make it through.


Indiana Jones came as quite a surprise. At first glance, the graphics will draw you in with incredible attention to detail, especially in the cinema displays. But play it and a few problems crop up: the sheer amount of instant hits will let you see just how aerodynamic your controller is as you hurl it across the room. Other than that, playing in all three movies in the game is pretty cool.


As a fan of the movie series, I was very disappointed with Indiana Jones. It's one thing for a game to be challenging, but it's a whole other thing when a game is riddled with cheap, mandatory hits! The subpar game play didn't help matters much either. On the upside, the graphics are okay, especially the in-between digitized scenes. The Mode 7 effects of the mine cart and plane scenes are very cool!


There is a lot of technique in the game, and it is purposefully challenging. The downside is that you have to move slowly and remember patterns to get past some parts. Overall, it is fun to play and is made to give you your money's worth. The graphics are good, but it's the game play that really makes it interesting to play. It will take a bit of getting used to, as well as a bit of patience, but Indy never went running off either.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

Indiana Jones is back and this is his greatest adventure yet! You are the iSJ famous Dr. Jones and must play through the adventures that you have seen him fight on the big screen. Use your whip to defeat enemies and swing from place to place. You will also get a gun that will help take out those nasty sword guys. This game features sidescrolling levels along with some i cool 3-D levels where you will fly, and another level where you will ride a boat through turbulent waters. Get set to relive the action of the silver screen in the best adventure our archeological hero could ever conjure up!


This game really looks good and the music is straight from the movie.


I hate the way he stops while he punches; it leaves you open for cheap hits.


The giant fish that can jump 10 feet in the air!

The man with the hat is back! This three-part Indiana Jones game is like a romp through the movies, though it was harder to get movie tickets than it is to beat this game.

Dr. Jones, I Presume?

The great thing about this game is that if you've seen all three movies, you'll recognize every scene. The first adventure takes place in the Mayan temple, progresses to the Lost City of Tanis, and finishes with the opening of the Ark on a remote Nazi island. The Temple of Doom and Last Crusade segments are equally familiar.


  • When you find a gun, use it but remember that the whip is sometimes more effective and has a greater range.
  • Look carefully for posts you can swing from. They often lead to hidden areas.

The enemies are also straight from the silver screen. You'll see the temple's natives, contemptible rats and spiders, and an even lower life form: all the Nazis you can handle. Indy being Indy, the only weapon he can carry is his whip, though he sports an occasional gun. Both weapons have unlimited use, but if you die, you must find them again.

Silver Screen

The inconsistent graphics include many fine Super Star Wars-type graphics, along with some pretty clean backgrounds. Crystal-dear digitized cinema scenes from the movie trilogy are spread throughout the game. Some graphics, however, could've been improved. The exciting Boulder Run from Raiders of the Lost Ark would've been better as a forward-scrolling segment, while Temple of Doom's Mine Cart race is too static.

The sounds are excellent but not perfect. Although the music is great, it's the same throughout most of the game. A saving grace is the number of superb voice clips (Sean Connery's "I've lost him" is one example).

The simple controls include jumping, whipping, and punching. As in Jones's big-screen adventures, the action is basic brawling through the easy levels. And easy it is, with the game's smooth, accurate controls. Some stages won't break a sweat on the brow of learned platform gamers.

The Cat in the Hat

If you think the Indy movies are the among the best adventure films ever made, you'll have a great time with this game. Just like the films, though, you have to draw on the magic of movies a little when you play. Although it's not a heavy hitter like Earthworm Jim and the Super Star Wars series, Indiana Jones will take you away. But you'll be back real soon.

  • Step forward cautiously when you see this blank space in the first level, or spikes will shoot from the wall.
  • In the Mine Cart sequence keep your finger pressed down on the trigger or a continuous round of bullets.
  • Manufacturer: JVC
  • Machine: SNES

A one dimensional side stroller with a few semi-3-D interludes that, while providing a modicum of entertainment, doesn't really live up to the excitement of an Indy Jones movie. Give this one a rent before you sell your whip to buy it.

  • Machine: SNES, Virtual Console.
  • Manufacturer: by Factor 5, LucasArts. publisher JVC, LucasArts.

Are You Up To Wearing The Hat?

Just because you can name all the bad guys from the Indiana Jones trilogy doesn't mean you've earned the right to wear his hat.

If you're going to wear the Hat, you've got to be sharp with your wits. Quick with your whip. And crazy enough to travel to the most dangerous points on the globe in search of lost treasures. Just like Indy did on the big screen.

Only this isn't a movie. And if you're not Indy enough, you'll get crushed - hat and all!

The whipman cometh. U.S. Gold has smoothly ported over 1994's SNES version of the game, making Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures a welcome addition to the shrinking list of new Genesis games.

Screen Scene

If you know the SNES game, you know this version right down to every crawly spider. Greatest Adventures follows the plots of the three Indiana Jones films, taking you from the boulder chase of Raiders to the Holy Grail in Last Crusade. In between are assorted run-n-gun adventures with three fast-paced behind-the-vehicle steering levels added for diversity. While not revolutionary, the gameplay is certainly never boring.

The game's sharp controls make Indy an easy hero to like. He cracks the whip, fires a pistol, tosses grenades, and throws punches with precision and power. Add in his various driving and flying abilities, and Greatest Adventures is almost a showcase for the Genesis controller.

Raiders of a Lost Art

The visuals and sounds only partially survived the transfer to the Genesis. The graphics are identical to what you saw on the SNES: colorful, diverse backgrounds, pinpoint detail, and movie scenes between levels. Unfortunately, the sounds aren't of the same caliber. The familiar music is thin, and the voices are more muffled.

Indy's followers probably won't mind the game's few flaws. This is a game that fans want to like, and they undoubtedly will. It isn't a hard game, nor is it a 16-bit breakthrough, but it is entertaining. Visit Indiana for a fun vacation.


  • Listen for sonic clues that tell you when to duck below the charging flames In Venice.
  • Just before you reach the last hunter in the Nepal level, drop down the snowy chasm into a secret passageway that leads to goodies like hearts and weapons.
  • Swing your biplane from comer to corner in Europe to avoid the onrushing fighters.

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures is a game based on the Indiana Jones trilogy released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, published by JVC Musical Industries, Inc and developed by Factor 5. The game is highlighted by selections from the John Williams score, and includes sound effects, digitized speech, and image captures during cutscenes. The title consists of platform levels from all three Indy films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade. Players get to use Indy's trademark whip, as well as guns, grenades, and his fists to get through the game.

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