Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Title screen
Developer(s)Tiertex Design Studios
NMS Software (NES, Game Boy)
Publisher(s)U.S. Gold
Ubi Soft (NES, Game Boy)
Platform(s)Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, MSX, Genesis, Master System, NES, ZX Spectrum

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game was published in 1989 by Lucasfilm Games, based on the film of the same name. The game was released for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, MSX, Master System, NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis and Game Gear.

It is a different game from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure, also released in 1989. There is also a different game for the Nintendo Entertainment System titled Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, released by Taito in 1991.


As in the movie, the player's quest is to find the Holy Grail. En route, the player must find the Cross of Coronado, the Knight of the First Crusade's Shield and Indiana's father's Grail Diary.[citation needed]


Review scores
Amstrad Action83% (Amstrad CPC)[1]
CVG81% (Amiga/Atari ST)[2]
85% (Master System)[3]
ACE590/1000 (Amiga/Atari ST)[4]
Amiga Format77% (Amiga)[5]
Commodore Format35% (Commodore 64)[6]
Compute!3.75/5 (Amiga)[7]
Raze89% (Master System)[8]
ST Format90% (Atari ST)[9]
The Games Machine48% (Amiga/Atari ST)[10]
38% (Amstrad CPC)[10]
46% (Spectrum)[10]
VideoGame8/10 (Master System)[11]

Computer Gaming World gave the game a negative review and said it was "just another search and recover game" with little to do with Indiana Jones. The review praised the graphics and sound, but found the fight sequences both too easy and too short, since all enemies could be defeated in one hit and turned their backs shortly after attacking the player.[12] Compute! liked the Commodore 64 version, approving of the graphics and describing gameplay as "quite addicting", but criticizing lack of savegame and replay value.[13]

In the ZX Spectrum sales charts, it reached number two, behind RoboCop, which was number one every month for most of the year.[14]

Nintendo Power, reviewing the NES version, praised the action gameplay and noted that the music and levels helped recreate the feel of the movie. Nintendo Power was not impressed with the character graphics but stated that the animation "is quite good" for the NES.[15] Nintendo Power praised the Game Boy version for its graphics, password system, and challenging gameplay, but criticized the poor "hit detection" and the time limits on each level, both of which made the game more difficult.[16] The action game features six levels and a password feature.[15][16] Game Players rated the NES version 52 percent.[17]


  1. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Amstrad CPC)". Amstrad Action. October 1989. p. 62-63. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Rignall, Julian (August 1989). "Indy Action Game (ST/Amiga)". Computer and Video Games. p. 46-47. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Swan, Robert (January 1991). "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Master System)". Computer and Video Games. p. 123. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Lacey, Eugene (September 1989). "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Amiga/ST)". Advanced Computer Entertainment. p. 65. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Amiga)". Amiga Format. July 1989. p. 57. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Commodore Format. December 1991. p. 48-49. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Action Game (Amiga)". Compute!'s Amiga Resource. April 1990. p. 54. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Master System)". Raze. January 1991. p. 38. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Higham, Mark (September 1989). "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Atari ST)". ST Format. pp. 62–63. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". The Games Machine. September 1989. p. 92-93. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Master System)". VideoGame (in Portuguese). 1992. p. 40-41. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Wilson, David (November 1989), "Review: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", Computer Gaming World, pp. 16, 56
  13. ^ Randall, Neil (December 1989). "64/128". Compute!. pp. 12, 14.
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  15. ^ a b "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Nintendo Power. September 1993. pp. 90–93, 103. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Game Boy)". Nintendo Power. March 1994. p. 106. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Game Players. February 1994. p. 121. Retrieved October 5, 2018.

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