Udoiana Raunes 2 and 3 are two fun sequels to a great Indiana Jones fan game created by two German programmers. Subtitled "Special Edition", the second game in this series is more of an in-joke created to make fun of (presumably) professors the authors knew in real life. It is set on-campus, and is rather short, although some puzzles are quite interesting and require multiple steps to solve. The third game, subtitled "In Search for Indiana Jones IV", is a more full-fledged adventure that puts Dr. Raunes on a quest to find the Indiana Jones 4 movie script, and bring together Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford to make the [at the time] long-awaited fourth film in the popular series. The locations are places that movie fans will be familiar with, including Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, Harrison Ford's home in Wyoming, and many other interesting locales around the globe. |
Both games feature the same icon-based interface from Udoiana Raunes. Fun dialogues with well-designed NPCs, nice puzzles, and a great atmosphere make both underdogs worthy of every adventure gamer's attention. The games are DOS-based, but I had no problem running them in Windows XP; DOSBox isn't necessary. Two thumbs up!
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