Re: C64 Temple Game

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Posted by Andrew on August 23, 1997 at 07:31:42:

In Reply to: Re: C64 Temple Game posted by adam on August 22, 1997 at 22:35:36:

: The game is based on a very good and popular ARCADE GAME (that's as in a real, genuine "put in 25 cents and stand-up-by-a-six-foot-machine" game) by MIDWAY upon the release of the film. The graphics were incredible, and featured voice audio clips from the film as sound effects...

: ...and I must say, it was far better than the later version of the game on the C64 -- though it's not half bad when you consider the technology of the time. There's less action onscreen, but it's much harder to manuveur and control.

: Essentially, there are three different levels, repeating the same concept, but each time increasing the difficulty. First, you go through the mines and save the kids. Then, the mine cars and tracks. Finally, getting one of the stones by jumping over the lava pit and picking up a stone, and exiting through the door...

: And then go through it all over again 2 more times (each time getting harder) until finally you exit the rope bridge, whip Mola Ram, and win the day...

: In the real game, Willie would be standing next to Short Round at the other end of the bridge. IF you killed Mola Rom by cutting the bridge, you automatically were brought to the other side where they were waiting. If you WHIPPED WILLIE -- like Indy did at the end of the film around her waist -- she would say "Oh, INDY!" (Short Round would reply "Knock it off!") and you'd get a bonus life!

: I haven't gotten this far in the C64 game, but the ORIGINAL game had a bonus level for those who managed to win all three stones: going back to the mines to pick up various things for "Fortune and Glory" case the first part wasn't hard enough.

When the game had been out for many years, I came across it in an arcade. It was a little beat up, but they were selling it for $300. Ugh... why didn't I get it. That was my favorite game, and at that time, I wasn't even an Indy fan. I always liked when you got out of the minecar, Indy said, "We walk from here!".

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