Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis

Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis MAC CD movie archaeologist adventure game! 

Game 

Mac 

LucasArts 

1992 

CD 

$3.48
Packaging
Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis for MAC

The game's plot was quite sophisticated, based on writings by Plato. Using the lead character from the well-known Indiana Jones film series but based on an original story, it concerned Indy who was asked by Marcus Brody and a certain Mr. Smith to find a particular strange idol from the College museum. When Indy returns, inside the statue they find a small metal bead and Smith, to their surprise, steals the statue. It is revealed his real name is Klaus Kerner and he is an agent of the Third Reich and his next target is Sophia Hapgood.

Sophia Hapgood, an ex-colleague of Indy, now presents herself as a psychic, giving seminars about Atlantis and communicating with the Atlantean god-king Nur-ab-sal. Kerner was after her medallion, which she and Indy found in Iceland and which helped her communicate with Nur-ab-sal. A race between Jones and the Nazis to find the mythical lost continent of Atlantis begins, which may contain technology vital to the future of the world, since Kerner discovered that the metal bead found in the statue was Orichalcum, the legendary metal that would give extreme power to machines and create bombs. Kerner finds this out after bringing the bead and statue to his mad scientist boss, Dr. Hans Ubermann.

On some point, the team must find The Hermocrates, the lost dialogue of Plato discussing Atlantis further than his previous works (Timaeus and Critias). Indy visits places that are connected to the Atlantis literature, like a Mayan pyramid, the Azores, Thera and Crete, and the plot attempts to tie together many of the existing theories concerning Atlantis (which in reality are independent and don't necessarily co-exist).

The game uses SCUMM to control navigation, and LucasArts' tried-and-true engine functions efficiently. Commands include give, pick up, use, open, talk to, push, close, look at, and pull. Conversations always have multiple paths, with several choices to choose from. Possibly the best part of the gameplay in The Fate of Atlantis is the fact that there are three ways to beat the game--team mode with Sophia, fighting mode, and using your brain mode. A mode is chosen near the beginning of the game, and each one is totally different. In essence, you get three games for the price of one.

Like the rest of The Fate of Atlantis, the puzzles are excellently crafted and highly entertaining. Though there are a few arcade sequences, they are all relatively easy and enjoyable with the exception of one. That one would be the dreaded submarine puzzle. Indy has to maneuver a Nazi U-boat into an Atlantean airlock. The controls are confusing, and it took me a good half-hour to complete this puzzle. The Fate of Atlantis is one of the few games where I felt truly satisfied when I finished a puzzle. There are no Myst-like brain-benders here. All of the puzzles involve complex logic and thinking skills. Though the puzzles are some of the best I have ever seen in an adventure game, the one annoying submarine puzzle requires me to mark down some.

For Mac (Power Macintosh: OS 9 or Below) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

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