Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

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a game by Lucasfilm Games, and Jaleco
Genres: Adventure/RPG, Platformer
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles have taken prime time television by storm. They just might do the same thing on the NES if gamers take a shine to Jaleco's video version. Join in on the action as Indy sets out to fight for peace and prosperity in the heat of the Mexican Revolution, and through the sludge and misery of WWI and WWII trenches in France and Germany.

Far Flung Adventure

In each country of this side-scrolling adventure, you are required to complete a specific mission. In the desert wastelands of Mexico, your task is to punch-out Poncho Villa and his thugs and retrieve a rare Egyptian icon from the evil Claw. In France, you take to WWI trenches in order to get past Big Bertha. Then take to the skies of Germany in a biplane and go against the infamous Red Baron. Lucky you, you have three lives and five continues to get through these eight stages.

Never A Dull Moment

Our young friend has lots of weapons at his disposal! You begin the game with a handy Simon Belmont-style whip. As you travel along, you can find additional weapons, such as Bombs, Rocks, Knives, Rifles, Machine Guns, and Pistols. You can only use one at a time, and as soon as you take a blow you revert to fist power until you grab a new weapon. The good news is that you can collect weapons as easily as you can lose them, and better still, both Indy and his firepower are easy to control.


  • Old weather-beaten shacks in Level 1 conceal loads of goodies. Confiscate the goods by positioning yourself to the left of any door and punching.
  • Once you encounter the sloping wooden boards in Level 1's mine shafts, run to the right, climb the ladders, and continue right again. Don't go left, or you'll be ambushed by falling sandbags.

A Pale Comparison

Any TV Indy watcher knows that the music and special effects are first rate. Unfortunately, Jaleco wasn't tough enough to continue the tradition. Indy's sprite is small and fuzzy. While the background terrain is varied, it isn't very exciting to look at. They fared a bit better in the music department, though the urge to crank up the volume probably won't be overwhelming.

  • Destroy Big Bertha's guns in Level 2 by grabbing the stash of grenades that appear on-screen. The moment you have the stash, head back to the moving platforms. Ride the platforms up and lob a grenade when you reach the highest point Remain still, and wait for the platform to reach the ceiling which will dump you back to the lowest platform. Repeat this four to five times.
  • If your bi-plane's wings feel a bit shaky while you cross enemy airspace in Level 3, you can play it relatively safe by holding down on the fire button and cruising at the top of the screen.


Without a doubt, there's much to see, and do in The Young Indy Chronicles. The action is challenging and moves at a pretty good clip. The variety of weaponry and the strategy required to use it wisely keep the game interesting, and takes the edge off its rather dull looks. If you're an Indy fan and a moderately advanced gamer, you might consider taking a step back in time with Mr. Jones.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

Everybody knows of the adventures Indiana Jones had as an adult, but what about when he was a teen? The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles delivers the answer, following the success of the TV series. You begin in Mexico during the revolution, move on to France, and end up with more adventures in Germany. Collect items to help you on your way such as the famous whip, rifles, grenades, dynamite, rocks, and many more power-ups! From flying with a famous fighter pilot to destroying a German poison gas factory, this is one game not to be missed!

  • Action

It's been a year since this game was first announced, but the wait is now over! The adventures of Young Indiana Jones js now ready for the store shelves!

There are specific pieces of equipment that the German spies are stealing from other countries to create their super army of Zeppelin aircraft! You take the role of Indy and must prevent the Nazis from taking control of the technology or all will be lost for our world!

A Nintendo side-scrolling and action game released in 1992 was made by LucasArt and Jaleco. The player, acting the game part of the young Indy, must go over different levels. Mexico, where he will have to fights Pancho Villa, in Paris he will have a espionage mission, and also adventures in caves, deserts and many other exciting but still full of danger places. These levels have resemblance to the episodes of the chronicles and really serve the title of game covering many great adventures of the young Indiana Jones. Practicing you will master your skills and beat the game easily.

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