Posted by Bryan on August 27, 1997 at 06:54:46:
In Reply to: Re: New IJ novel -inside scoop posted by Aaron on August 26, 1997 at 19:10:16:
: : : : Err...Septemeber. (Which mean you'll probably find it on shelves in October!). Sorry I forgot to mention that.
: : : : Ummm...thanks Aaron - very considerate of you. U must be named after that guy from the book, err what was it called...something like 'a bible of something'?
: : : : Anyway...thanks all - gotta run for the moment. Nazi's on my tail!
: : : Hey--you got there first! Anyway, LucasArts now has a message regarding the very game we seek. I tried to make it real polite, too--just like the used to teach in school--gee golly whiz! :)
: : : -Aaron
: : What was the message LucasArts had? Just curious. It sounds to me like it wasn't a very good response that you got.
: Oops! Sorry to be misleading! I mean LucasArts has a letter in the ol' electronic mailbox from me--not for us Indy game fans! The reply from LucasArts should be coming soon. If it's any good, I'll post it here.
I don't know if you know the company that put the game out. I believe it was MindScape. I'm looking for the game now to make sure. I've got it here somewhere, but I seemed to have misplaced it. I spent hours playing that game when I was in Junior High and High School. I'll give you a short breakdown.
Basically, as Indiana Jones you've stumbled upon an ancient kingdom and all the people are gone. Along the way in your adventures you've found a magical walking stick that aids you as you try to solve puzzles. All of this is the backstory. The game begins and your on a cliff side. There are 3 colored balls on one side and 3 white balls on the opposite cliff, with a giant ravine in between. There are magical stone elevators running up and down, which you have to jump on one at a time. The only problem is you've got to get across quickly. If the elevator gets to the top with you on it, you fall off and die. I believe you had to navigate 3 elevators to get from one side to the other. However, once across you're trapped until you take the colored balls, one at a time, and place them in the same order (or opposite order, I can't remember) on the side with the white balls. Once accomplished a door is revealed and you go to the next level.By the way, all along bats are flying trying to knock you off the elevators.
The next level, if I remember correctly, was a room with the ceiling slowly lowering to crush you. There are numbers along the floor in a random order, and also numbers along the left wall in random order. Giant bouncing balls fill the room. They become more intense as the ceiling gets lower and lower. You have to get the numbers on the right wall in the same order as they are along the floor.
Another level has you fighting a hydra with your magic cane. I can't remember the puzzle for this one. There were 2 more levels, I believe, but I can't recall what they were about. All in all, it wasn't a bad game considering it was 1984 or 85. But it was a little silly, and almost seemed like a learning game geared towards younger children.
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