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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-79046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] 79046-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 79046-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 79046-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 79046-50
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044230



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[3] 27008-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F 27008-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 27008-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 27008-50
Sega Master System
PT
3,990PTE$
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027070



Sega Game Gear
US
$39.95[5] T-79028
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[7] 79028-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 79028-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 79028-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 79028-50
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 075060




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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a video game based on the third Indiana Jones film, originally released by US Gold and Tiertex for various home computers in 1989 with the added subtitle The Action Game, as to differentiate it from the Lucasfilm-developed graphic adventure adaptation released around the same time.

The following year both companies brought the game to the Sega Master System only in Europe, and in 1992 it saw ports to the Sega Game Gear and the Sega Mega Drive, being the first two console ports of the game to see release in North America.

Gameplay

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' is a side-scrolling action game which loosely follows the events of the movie.

The Last Crusade is frequently criticised for its high difficulty, forcing players to complete stages in strict time limits and limiting the use of Indy's whip.

Versions

While the core structure of the game is consistent between all ports, the Mega Drive version has entirely different level layouts and features a handful of game mechanics which are missing in the 8-bit versions.

Very few differences separate the Game Gear and Master System versions, save for screen resolution. As with many Master System to Game Gear conversions, the lower resolution of the Game Gear makes this version significantly more difficult than its home console counterparts.

Magazine articles

Main article: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SegaVisions US 10.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive/Game Gear print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[8]
  • Game Informer (US) #8: "January/February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[9]
  • Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[10]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #43: "February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[11]
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MegaForce FR 13.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #13: "Janvier 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
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SegaPower UK 13.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Power (UK) #13: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #109: "December 1990" (1990-11-16)[12]
  • Sega Power (UK) #14: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[13]
  • Raze (UK) #3: "January 1991" (1990-11-29)[14]
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ConsolesPlus FR 001.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Consoles + (FR) #1: "Septembre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Joystick (FR) #20: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[15]
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CVG UK 121.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #121: "December 1991" (1991-11-15)
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MeanMachinesSega11UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega11UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #11: "September 1993" (1993-07-30)
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Gamers DE 1992-01.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
Gamers (DE) #1/92: "Februar/März 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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K IT 25.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in
K (IT) #25: "Febbraio 1991" (199x-xx-xx)
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Supergame BR 06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Supergame (BR) #6: "Janeiro 1992" (1992-01-xx)
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Supergame BR 15.pdfSupergame BR 15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Supergame (BR) #15: "Outubro 1992" (1992-10-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №1, p90/91
83 №17, p62/63[16]
47 №1, p59Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[17]
68 №26
83 №16, p72/73[18]
81 №35, p186[19]
82 №5, p52-54
72 №4, p42/43[20]
75 №9, p80
83 №27, p92/93[21]
72 №39, p30/31
70 №4, p52
83 №13, p44/45[22]
80 №17, p81[23]
78 №7, p20[24]
51 №3/93, p92[25]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
IJatLC MD US Box.jpg
Cover
IJatLC MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
IJatLC MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
IJatLC MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
Indianajones md br cover.jpg
Cover
IJatLC MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
96 №3, p16/17
86 №4, p100[26]
85 №110, p123[27]
85 №2, p69[28]
85 №1, p139Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[29]
70 №43, p162[5]
80 №0, p14[30]
95 №2, p77[31]
88 №15, p132[32]
80 №2/39
85 №1, p46-48[33]
85 №8, p24/25[34]
48 №2/91, p158[35]
89 №3, p38[3]
65 №14, p20/21[36]
60 №23, p57
88 №16, p87
Sega Master System
81
Based on
17 reviews

Master System, EU
IJatLC SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
IJatLC SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU (Alt)
IJatLC SMS EU Box Alt.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

IJatLC SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
IJatLC SMS BR Box(no stickers).jpg
Cover
IJatLC SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
IJatLC SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (Sega Special)
IJatLC SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
IJatLC SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
IJatLC SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release)
IJatLC SMS BR Box Alt.jpg
Cover
IJatLC SMS BR Cart Blue.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
IJatLC SMS PT Box.jpg
Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №2, p58
84 №122 (Go!), p9[37]
64 №25, p73
78 №6, p58/59
85 №3, p52
60 №28, p95[38]
38 №3/93, p110[39]
78 №4, p56[40]
85 №2, p84/85
88 №7, p24/25[41]
42 №2/93, p118[42]
Sega Game Gear
71
Based on
11 reviews

Game Gear, US
IJatLC GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngIJatLC GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
IJatLC GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU
IJatLC GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngIJatLC GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
IJatLC GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
IndianaJones GG BR back.jpgNospine.pngIJatLCGG BR Box.jpg
Cover
IJatLC GG BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade GG BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3599a3fd
MD5 e927417e67f1ff3170cc027ff1e96726
SHA-1 82758a8a47c4f1f0e990bd50b773b2c4300f616e
1MB 1992-02 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 eb8f4374
MD5 bc40ee0ea033ba893f4f2ee17368f2b6
SHA-1 70b5b4bc3f6d7ee7fbc77489bcfa4a96a831b88d
1MB 1992-02 Cartridge (EU)

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  8. File:EGM US 041.pdf, page 95
  9. File:GameInformer US 008.pdf, page 65
  10. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 49
  11. File:EGM US 043.pdf, page 71
  12. File:CVG UK 109.pdf, page 119
  13. File:SegaPower UK 14.pdf, page 52
  14. File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 23
  15. File:Joystick FR 020.pdf, page 137
  16. File:ConsolesPlus FR 017.pdf, page 62
  17. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 59
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  26. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 100
  27. File:CVG UK 110.pdf, page 123
  28. File:CVG IT 02.pdf, page 69
  29. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 139
  30. File:GamesX UK 00.pdf, page 14
  31. File:HobbyConsolas ES 002.pdf, page 77
  32. File:Joystick FR 015.pdf, page 132
  33. File:MeanMachines UK 01.pdf, page 46
  34. File:PlayerOne FR 008.pdf, page 24
  35. File:PowerPlay DE 035.pdf, page 158
  36. File:SegaPower UK 14.pdf, page 20
  37. File:Go UK 03.pdf, page 9
  38. File:PlayerOne FR 028.pdf, page 95
  39. File:PowerPlay DE 061.pdf, page 110
  40. File:SegaPro UK 04.pdf, page 56
  41. File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 26
  42. File:VideoGames DE 1993-02.pdf, page 116