Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game was released in 1989 by Lucasfilm Games, based on the film of the same name. The game appeared on a number of 8-bit & 16-bit computers and consoles including, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, DOS, Sega Master System, Megadrive, Genesis and Game Gear. There are also two completely different games for the Nintendo NES and the Nintendo Gameboy called Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, one released by Taito, and another by Ubisoft, with no subtitle to differentiate the two versions.
As in the movie, your quest is to find the Holy Grail. Before this can be done you must find the Cross of Coronado, the Knight of the First Crusade's Shield and your fathers Grail Diary. Each of which must be picked up in one of the first three levels in order to progress.
Overall this makes for a four-level arcade adventure combining climbs, exploration (with several routes through each level, and some traps) and puzzles. Indy is armed with his trusty whip to fight off foes, but can also get involved in hand-to-hand combat. Just as in the movie, the first level takes place in caves underneath Utah, where you must find the Cross of Coronado, before reaching the moving circus train strewn with enemies and carriages full of circus animals. The second level comprises a combination of the Venetian Catacombs, where you need to pick up the Knights Shield, and Castle Brunwald in Austria, where you must ascend to the highest point of the level, but watch out for that lightening!. The third level takes place upon German Zeppelin which is full of German Guards and Ladders. You must make your way through the Zeppelin, find your father's Grail Diary and make good your escape. You start the level with a full boarding pass which diminishes over time. Once gone, the guards become more alert and move faster. New or replenishing boarding passes can be found around the level which will slow the guards down again. The final level is a race against time and to reach the Holy Grail itself, before Indy's father succumbs to heart trauma, following a gunshot wound. This is represented by a beating heart on screen which diminishes over time, once fully diminished the game is over! The final level features the saw blade traps and lettered flooring from the movie. Here Indy must walk on the correct letters to spell out the name of God, otherwise he will fall to his death and the game will be over!
This version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was designed for Sega Genesis (known as Sega Mega Drive in Europe), which was the first ever 16-bit
video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1988 - 1997. It was a direct competitor to the SNES console and the successor of the well known 8-bit console Sega Master System.
The unit price of Genesis was approximately $ 190 and worldwide about 40 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Genesis
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, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
4 different online emulators are available for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 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 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade are summarized in the following table: