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Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail Box) (INDYMACHPR)

Publisher: Lucas Arts

- Animated blood and violence

Ratings:

4/5 from The Adventure Collective

Pure Action. Pure Adventure. Pure Indy.

1947. The Nazis have been crushed, the Cold War has begun and Soviet agents are sniffing around the ruins of the fabled Tower of Babel. What are they up to? The CIA wants renowned archaeologist and adventurer Dr Henry `Indiana' Jones Jr to find out. Grab your whip and fedora and join Indy in a globe spanning race to unearth the mysterious `Infernal Machine'.

Features:

Whip, leap, crawl and swim your way through amazing 3D environments.

Survive the challenge of hungry critters, hostile robots, weird monsters, half the Red Army and more (including - oh no - snakes!)

Puzzle your way through 17 chapters of a gripping, action packed story.

Travel the world to exotic locales, from the ruins of Babylon to the labyrinths of the Nubian Kings.

All the weapons you'll need, including automatic pistols, machine guns, grenades, satchel charges, bazookas and, of course, Indy's trusty whip and revolver.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: 200 MHz CPU or higher, 32 MB RAM, 4 MB PCI or AGP Direct 3D graphics accelerator, 16 bit sound card, 4x CD-ROM drive, keyboard, DirectX 6.1 or higher.

3D Accelerator Card Required: A 100% DirectX 6.1 compatible 3D accelerator is required. Supported 3D chipsets at time of release include:

3dfx Voodoo, 3dfx Voodoo Banshee, 3dfx Voodoo 2, 3dfx Voodoo 3, NVIDIA Riva TnT/TnT2, NVIDIA Riva 128, NVIDIA GeForce 256, Matrox G200, Matrox G400, ATI Rage 128, S3 Savage 4, 3Dlabs Permedia 3.

Reviews:

The Adventure Collective by Zack Howe

"...The game is not a traditional adventure. Instead, it is an action-adventure game, but it is one of the best action-adventure games that I have ever played."

"Last but not least, my most favorite element about the gameplay is the exploration. In the exploration mode, you mostly walk (or run) around looking for treasures that you can sell at a Trading Post after you finish each level. There are 17 levels in the game, and each level is absolutely huge. It will take you two, three, or more hours to finish each one. This makes The Infernal Machine a very long game. I am not kidding; it took me one to two weeks of dedicated gaming to finish it!..."

"Despite the minor annoyances, The Infernal Machine is one of the best action-adventure games that I have ever played. So, if you are a fan of Indiana Jones and have the computer muscle to back it up, I honestly think you will enjoy "keeping up with the Jones"!"

CNN by D. Ian Hopper

"Move over Lara Croft, Indy is back in town."

"..."Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine" takes the winning parts of third-person platform adventures and marries it to an entertaining plot and the unforgettable style from the famous movie trilogy."

"While there is plenty of combat, the real meat is in the puzzles. They are, for the most part, fair and logical. They make sense within the context of the game, and none are overly hard. As long as you suspend your disbelief long enough to believe that perhaps in the mountains near the Soviet border there could have been a huge forgotten city protected by a retractable bridge controlled by four candle holders, you'll be just fine."

"...There are plenty of ways such a change from the traditional adventure game could have gone wrong, but good design and familiar surroundings manages to save the title and, in the process, teaches Queen Lara a thing or two."

 


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