The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an action video game developed and published by Jaleco for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in December 1992. It is based on the 1990s television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles features side-scrolling platform gameplay with the player controlling Indiana Jones. Weapons include dynamite, daggers, grenades, and guns, as well as Indiana's whip. The player begins only with the whip, which is replaced by the next weapon the player picks up. Weapons, as well as gold and other items, are picked up by destroying boxes. Weapons and items serve as Indiana's health: each time he is hit by an enemy, he loses a possession. If Indiana has no more possessions, he must use his fists to defend himself, and will die if hit again.
The game features eight levels played across three locations: Mexico (two levels), France (two levels), and Germany (four levels). The game's early levels are based on episodes of the television series, while later levels feature an original storyline. As Indiana, the player begins by fighting in the Mexican Civil War, and subsequently fights in Europe during World War I. Each level features a boss enemy that must be defeated.
Young Indiana Jones arrives in Mexico on vacation, during the country's civil war. Indiana releases peasants captured by General Pancho Villa and his bandits, who are attempting to seize control. After defeating Villa in a battle, Indiana is informed of a person known as the Claw, who has stolen an Egyptian artifact known as the Jackal. Indiana follows the Claw through an abandoned silver mine. From atop a mining scaffold, the Claw uses exploding dynamite sticks to battle Indiana, who uses the falling rocks to defeat the Claw.
Indiana then takes a boat to Europe and enlists to fight in World War I. Indiana traverses a dangerous battlefield, fights a large tank, and subsequently learns of a long-range artillery gun codenamed Big Bertha. Indiana scales a high mountainside to locate and destroy Big Bertha in a battle. Indiana is promoted to the rank of Captain and is sent to Germany to stop the German commander, who plans to use poison gas to kill the Allied forces and enslave Europeans. Indiana boards an enemy train and travels across the railway cars, before ultimately battling the engineer at the front of the train. A fighter pilot ally swoops his plane down to pick up Indiana from the train. Indiana shoots down a group of enemy fighter pilots and then battles the Red Baron in his Fokker triplane.
Indiana reaches the German High Command, a fortress full of enemies and various security measures. There, Indiana battles the German commander and his battle tank, knocking out the commander and using his grenades to destroy the tank. Indiana reaches the weapons facility and must avoid poison liquid, as well as evil scientists and guards. Indiana reaches the poison gas lab, places a bomb there, and escapes the facility before it explodes.
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This version of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these NES controllers:
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles are summarized in the following table:
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