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

Main article: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №1, p90/91
83 №17, p62/63[8]
47 №1, p59Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[9]
68 №26
83 №16, p72/73[10]
81 №35, p186[11]
82 №5, p52-54
72 №4, p42/43[12]
75 №9, p80
83 №27, p92/93[13]
72 №39, p30/31
70 №4, p52
83 №13, p44/45[14]
80 №17, p81[15]
78 №7, p20[16]
51 №3/93, p92[17]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
96 №3, p16/17
86 №4, p100[18]
85 №110, p123[19]
85 №2, p69[20]
85 №1, p139Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[21]
70 №43, p162[5]
80 №0, p14[22]
95 №2, p77[23]
88 №15, p132[24]
80 №2/39
85 №1, p46-48[25]
85 №8, p24/25[26]
48 №2/91, p158[27]
89 №3, p38[3]
65 №14, p20/21[28]
60 №23, p57
88 №16, p87
Sega Master System
81
Based on
17 reviews

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (Alt)
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Cover
Master System, AU

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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
IJatLC SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (Sega Special)
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Cover
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Cart
IJatLC SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, PT
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Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №2, p58
84 №122 (Go!), p9[29]
64 №25, p73
78 №6, p58/59
85 №3, p52
60 №28, p95[30]
38 №3/93, p110[31]
78 №4, p56[32]
85 №2, p84/85
88 №7, p24/25[33]
42 №2/93, p118[34]
Sega Game Gear
71
Based on
11 reviews

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, BR
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Cover
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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)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 8AEB574B
MD5 E83F8C99882E2123BD344090421E84C3
SHA-1 68E23692A12628DDE805DED9DE356C5E19E4EBA6
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 B875226B
MD5 9D396418BE6587BED4867070D049CE98
SHA-1 2607F99263C8DD732D199B2357400638E08402EC
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References