Indiana Jones in the lost kingdom is an entirely new story of which I don’t know the origin but it goes like this: Indy is once again looking for a treasure that will make him rich and famous, this time the remnants of a lost civilization said to be somewhere in the jungle. After going trough mosquito infested swamps and thinking about his rival Ivan Reiss he comes up to a castle that is on no map and Indy realizes that he has found what he’s looking for. Now he has to solve the puzzles and traps left behind to get at the treasure and get out alive!

The entire game is played out from just six screens all of which have monsters and puzzles guarding the exits. Not only will you have to solve the puzzles but first you must figure out what the puzzles are because no clues were left behind. Most of the puzzles aren’t difficult to figure out though and they involve walking on moving platforms and arranging numbers in the correct way. On most levels the longer you take to finish the level the more monsters appear thus making it more difficult to complete the level, sometimes this is a must however since otherwise the entrance is blocked by them. If Indy falls prey to the monsters or if he falls from a platform or cliff he will loose a life but the good part is that some of the monsters will dissappear as well. Indy has his trusty whip, which he never uses btw, and a walking stick he picked up which you can use to temperarely take out any monsters and to help him solve many of the puzzles.

This game is pretty small containing only six screensized levels (I’ve seen games with even less though!) but this doesn’t mean the game is easy as you have to avoid monsters while solving the puzzles and you only get a limited number of retries. If you complete it you can still try a more difficult level which mostly means more monsters. You can actually start the game on any of the six levels but you must complete all of them to get the treasure. I played this game quite a lot on my trusty C64 but I had never completed it before now. The game’s pretty tough dispite it’s shortness but I had fun solving the puzzles and it’s definately worth checking out.

Overal rating: 7.5/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for one system here are some notes:

C64 Released in 1984.
Game has been tested and completed with CCS64 v2.0 win and Winvice 1.14.
The zip contains two different versions, a tape version which only works properly with WINvice and contains an intro screen and an ending screen. The other one is a one file version that works in both emu’s and requires less loading but there is no intro or end screen. This last version doesn’t work in the CCS64 beta 1.4 emu.
Date added Jan-25-2005 19:58
Name Indiana Jones in the lost kingdom
Developer Mindscape
Publisher Mindscape
First released 1984
Genre Puzzle