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365 Adventures in 2011: Day 35 – Indiana Jones goes Back to the Future with the Terminator in a Star Wars galaxy
In the continuing saga of reorganizing our bonus room, I’ve filled around a quarter of our new IKEA shelves with action figures and collectibles from Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Terminator, and a few Tarantino movies. There’s still plenty of room left – and far too many collectibles yet to place. Work continues…Tweet
In the last two days, I’ve written about the return of the Sam & Max and Monkey Island™ series as part of a revitalization of the point-and-click adventure genre of video games. Now we turn our attention to…
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
One often overlooked entry in the world of LucasArts point-and-click adventures is Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. It is one of the few Indiana Jones games that has actually been good. On top of that, it’s a great point-and-click adventure. Screenshots:
Unlike the Sam & Max and Monkey Island™ series, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis has not been remade in HD, 3-D, or any other D. However, you can still enjoy this incredibly fun game on your Nintendo Wii by way of the new Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings game.
While Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a clumsy game crippled by unnecessary Wii motion controls (too much waggling and flailing for my tastes), it comes with the bonus feature of the entire Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
When you first launch Staff of Kings, you’ll see the option to play Fate of Atlantis tucked away in its menus. Unfortunately, you’re required to unlock it by playing Staff of Kings. I tried and became too frustrated with the controls to even get past the first 15 minutes of the game. Fortunately, the generous programmers at LucasArts included a code you can enter to unlock Fate of Atlantis without ever playing Staff of Kings. Here’s the code:
While holding down Z on the Staff of Kings Main Menu, press A, UP, UP, B, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, B
That will instantly make available for playing the full game of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis where you can help guide Indy through a fun adventure filled with artifacts, Nazis, and a few snakes. Unfortunately, you’ll need to enter the code every time you start up the game. Fortunately, it’s easy to memorize.
Playing Fate of Atlantis with the Wiimote is a natural fit and a ton of fun. Staff of Kings is available for purchase for just $37 and, in my opinion, Fate of Atlantis is worth that price alone. You can simply consider getting Staff of Kings as a bonus feature.
What are your thoughts on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (and all of the other terrible Indiana Jones games ever made)? Comments!
Next up in tomorrow’s post… My wish-list for the future!Tweet
Judging from the amount of toys showcased at Comic-Con, if I attended, I would probably spent most of my time staring at them wishing the release dates were sooner than later. Of course, that’s exactly what I’m doing here at home, so I suppose there’s really no difference. Anyway, here are my favorite toys, sculptures, and other collectibles that I’ve found photos of:
Ghostbusters from Mattel
I’m extremely excited to finally get my hands on some official Ghostbusters action figures. Egon comes out in just a couple of weeks followed by the rest over time. There’s even a figure of movie “villain” Walter Peck coming out, complete with containment unit accessory. It appears that the figures were guarded at Comic-Con by some Ghostbusters booth babes.
Enjoy this full color scan of the 1985 LEGO product catalog. Its amazing how unsophisticated the LEGO systems were compated to today’s sets. Still, thumbing through this catalog, still makes me want want the Space System.
I recently assembled the LEGO Indiana Jones Temple Escape, which was likely the first time I had put together a deluxe LEGO set since the above catalog came out. It has been many years since I’ve actually sat down to assemble LEGOs, though I used to spend most of my free time in elementary school doing just that.
I remember never being fond of the kits, preferring to just get pieces and make my own creations. Now I see why. If I had kits with rolling balls, trap doors, shooting spears, and booby traps (like the Indy set has), I probably would have made more of them.Tweet