AVGN: Indiana Jones Trilogy

Mike Matei / May 20th, 2008

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  • Tahmer

    April 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Way to break your light. I loved the reaction. I’m amazed I haven’t see anything to elaborate on that scene, unless that’s DVD material. I’m glad you left it in.

    • VegasAceVII

      January 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      I completely agree! I thought the same thing. His reaction was great!

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      • Omochao

        February 9, 2014 at 11:40 am

        How about no.

      • Sammy Schitz

        May 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

        I almost feel bad for these spam bots, I mean, they probably sucker in one person for every thousand comments.

  • baked bakon_yummy

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    i loved the movies
    but WHY……..WHY

  • kamakazi geek

    July 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    these games don’t just look bad but they are painful to watch too 🙁

  • Biohazzordz

    July 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    It takes real patience (and balls) to beat those bosses. You have to be the hardest of the hardcore when it comes to Indiana Jones, just to beat those bad guys.

  • Ferrobbra

    August 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    ya those games are ass. but in the defense of the new generation. lego indiana jones is actually pretty good.

  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Geez its games like those that made me have a short attention span back then! lol I’m really glad that games now are soooo much better…well mostly! Long Live the Nerd!!!

  • phoenix252005

    October 21, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Damn now I see where they got the idea for killing Psycho Mantis in Metal Gear Solid!! And using both controllers to play a one player game,unless the original box says otherwise but what is up with that!??!???Fuckin crazy man!! And whats up with the Nintendo games? Is there any movie game that was actually good back then? Its like they just said fuck it and got really lazy! They were like; “The movie is gonna make all of the money so lets just do whatever the fuck we want with the game,fuck the players they dont know shit!” FUCK YOU GAME DEVELOPERS!!! The fun never stops huh? lol

  • SpeedyEric

    October 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    The entire Indiana Jones film series is one of my all-time favorites. Also, I dressed up as Indy for the midnight premire of “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and it was worth it. B)

    In speaking of two Atari controllers, video game controllers today have 2 joysticks; mainly Xbox and PlayStation.

    The NES version of “Temple of Doom” should have been retitled as “Temple of Paradox.”

    I love the additions James made in the DVD edition of this episode, especially with the 2 different versions of the “Last Crusade” game. Also, WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH BOTH THE TIME LIMIT AND THE BOSS’S LIFE METER IN THAT FRACKIN” EXCUSE FOR A VIDEO GAME!!!???

    I love the hard work LucasArts does with their games, especially the Star Wars and Indy games.

  • December 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    LOL at breaking something.
    Indiana Jones is one of those well known character. Recently, thanks to the new expansion, WoW even created Harrison Jones.

  • kylebroncos7

    February 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    on your last episode nes accessories you said you had one more to do in this episode.
    what nes accessorie did you do?

    • RandyRigg

      March 9, 2012 at 6:20 am

      He meant R.O.B. the Robot, which wasn’t done here. It was done in its own episode.

  • julez220

    June 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    y did u leave out the young indiana jones chronicles?

  • BostonGeorge

    June 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Einstein: select + up = bomb :DD, damn that was funny

  • ClockworkMan13

    August 3, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I noticed at 6:30 in the Temple of Doom title screen, some text said:
    “Touch kid to see prize.”
    I’m surprised James didn’t make a joke about that one.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    August 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I love when the light breaks. I’m glad that was left in.

    And how are all these effects done so well – like whip wrapping around the cartridge. You do a lot of consoles and games flying around and stuff and it always looks so seamless – no jerkiness or strange movements.

  • Dragon_Nexus

    August 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “For 19 years we’ve been calling it the Indiana Jones Trilogy!”

    And now…WE STILL DO! =D

  • August 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Agrees with Dragon_Nexus!!! I fucking love the lamp break lol. What an honest reaction lol

  • ben 10 guy

    September 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    this came out the day after my dad’s bday

  • Isaiah Fuller

    September 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Comments are all gone… New thread?

  • Riddler

    October 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I hate movie based games. No matter what, they seem aweful, except friday the 13th, thats fun once you figure every trick out.

  • carlosccdvm

    December 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    When Indy falls in the water in the Crusade game, it looks like the Donkey Kong Jr. character on Atari jumping.

  • peacocksandwhich

    December 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I used to have this when i was a kid.

    • MrPWNGER

      December 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      @peacocksandwhich I feel sorry for you…

  • quezocotl

    January 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    He’s gonna take you back to the peast…To play the shitty games that suck eass…

    He’d rather heave…..

  • JordanWalters

    February 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is the only review where he uses his pens to write! The theme song (full version) is now obsolete!

    • christburner

      March 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

       @JordanWalters but kyle isnt in this episode…so technically. he still hasnt seen him write anything down.

  • abcdefghq11

    March 6, 2012 at 2:24 am

    It still is a trilogy and anyone who says there are four deserves to be smacked

    • senna4ever

      March 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

       @abcdefghq11 There are 4 films.

      • abcdefghq11

        March 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm

         @senna4ever *Smack*

      • RandyRigg

        March 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

         @abcdefghq11  @senna4ever There are still 4 movies, just like their are still more than 1 Highlander movies and more than 3 Star Wars Movies unfortunately 🙁

  • senna4ever

    March 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Raiders on the 2600 was an awesome game.
    Yeah by today’s standards it’s a bit “WTF”. But back then it blew people away. It came out in the midst of standard gameage like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, etc. Games in which there was no goal outside of getting a high score.
    Then along came Raiders and you actually had a plot to follow, puzzles to solve, you had to think.
    I recall me and my brother taking months to play the game and figure it all out back then. Taking notes, making maps.
    It took a while, but we did complete the game. Back then there was no guide or internet to find help. It was tough yeah, but it was worth it in the end.
    Without Raiders on the 2600 there never would have been a Zelda or other games of it’s ilk.

  • IsaacPerez

    March 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Did he make a mistake when he was whipping one of games? He broke a vase but then he swore in such a way it seemed out of character like he actually broke something. Am I the only one to think this?

  • IsaacPerez

    March 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Did he make a mistake when he was whipping one of games? When the broken glass sound occurred, he swore in such a way it seemed out of character like he actually broke something. Am I the only one to think this?

  • IsaacPerez

    March 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Did he make a mistake when he was whipping one of games? When the broken glass sound occurred, he swore in such a way it seemed out of character like he actually broke something. Am I the only one to think this?

  • IsaacPerez

    March 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Did he make a mistake when he was whipping one of those games? When the broken glass sound occurred, he swore in such a way it seemed out of character like he actually broke something. Am I the only one to think this?

    • RonaldTallylicker

      March 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

       @IsaacPerez He broke one of his lights.

    • christburner

      March 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

       @IsaacPerez HAHA dude he annihilated that lamp 🙂

  • March 26, 2012 at 2:26 am

    <<< wants to know why there are snakes EVERYWHERE in this fuckin game. I know snakes make a good obstacle for Indy, but the marketplace? seriously?! that’s supposed to be a damn safe spot in games ><

  • Mr. Stark

    April 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    There are FOUR Indiana Jones movies!!!

  • BaconBoozer

    April 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Too bad the fourth movie was shit! I don’t think Spielberg and Lucas was so serious about it though.

  • AVGNmexicanfan

    September 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    This games SUCK find something better to do with your time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • granado_jake

    October 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    The fourth movie wasn’t that bad, I didn’t like it the first time but after a consecutive watch of all four films, I gotta say, It fits well and I like it. I would watch a fifth

  • iLikeTehGamez

    November 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    There was one more IJ game on NES,
    “IJ & the Last Crusade”
    Seems great at startup but gameplay is fatally flawed (enemies essentially wear you down and of course the standard terrible controls), although the stage Music is funktacular; which doesn’t make perfect sense in an IJ game lol.
    You can select a course making it somewhat nonlinear, but levels increase in difficulty in the order you play them (never seen a game like this). Also early on you are i believe required to solve one of those convoluted puzzles (single empty space fix the picture / I don’t know the technical name).
    The game was… Interesting though. Worth a play.

  • Haziel Olivera

    March 3, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Have u played Indiana jones and the staff of kings for wii? It is pretty decent I must say.

  • Jakub B

    March 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

  • Apparition

    May 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Possibly my all-time favorite AVGN moment is when you show how tedious the train boss fight is then break the light with the whip. Hilarious every time.

  • Slyjay

    June 10, 2013 at 4:32 am

    yeah, I remember playing the Atari version and was very hard. I liked it back then. You can beat it James because I did it. But it took forever! lol

  • Pokelol99

    October 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    cool video

  • November 28, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Ubisoft has always had great graphics and parkour (that’s free running at it’s simplest). Just look at Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Too bad there are a lot of flaws and glitches. Non the less they are great games, for the most part.

  • Aaron1375

    June 23, 2014 at 4:48 am

    The 2600 one was a pain for me as a kid. Finally saw the ending thanks to Youtube, the ending is the beginning in reverse. Temple of Doom’s second level had you killing lava dogs to form a bridge. Just like in the movie!

  • March 16, 2015 at 3:36 am

    He probably saw the fourth Indiana Jones and was like “Damn. That sucked ass”.

  • oscuro

    December 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Little did we know the new movie would turn out to be ASS.

  • oscuro

    December 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Man the crystal skull was cheesy and corny in a way the original ones never even came close to. Yeah the originals were not real life simulators but they attempted to stay pretty grounded in reality while being entertaining.
    Aliens in an indiana jones movie? yikes

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