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Old 05-30-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
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How good are you at Temple of Doom the arcade game?

I love this game, and have been playing it on Mame like crazy for the last 2-3 weeks. I just beat it finally on medium (I beat it on easy before playing medium), and am now working on hard, which looks like it will be quite a challenge.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:42 AM   #2
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It's one of my all-time favorite games but I always have trouble getting all the way to the Rope Bridge.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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I can only beat it on easy.I can get pretty far on the other two settings.usually on the last mine cart level but always end up dying.

Hard game but it's loads of fun.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:27 AM   #4
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I haven't played the actual arcade game since it was originally in arcades, but I had the NES one growing up and always found it quite a challenge. Once I got all the way to the final temple level, where you have to make your way across the pool of lava atop all the crocodile heads, but I didn't make it and never got that far again. Difficult game for sure.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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I downloaded this for MAME again recently, I'm still crap at it. It's a bit more fun than I remember.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #6
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I love this game. On hard I can get past the rope bridge to the Bonus Round where the Maharajah is running around with the voodoo doll. Damn difficult.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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I just got to the rope bridge on hard for the first time and beat it on my first try. I'm not too good on the Challenge Stage though, I have only found two statues.

I wish there was an extra hard difficulty level.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
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I used to be... ehhh, not too bad at it, I guess, though I was certainly never what I'd call good. It's a lot of fun, though! I remember a theater that had a copy of the game in their lobby for years, and I'd frequently play it before or after seeing some other movie there. This game is one of my own personal Holy Grails for my Indy collection (that is, I want an actual original coin-op arcade game, not just copies of the ROMs on my computer to use with MAME or something).

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I haven't played the actual arcade game since it was originally in arcades, but I had the NES one growing up and always found it quite a challenge.

Aren't there two different adaptations of this game for the NES, done by different developers / publishers?
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:26 AM   #9
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I used to be... ehhh, not too bad at it, I guess, though I was certainly never what I'd call good. It's a lot of fun, though! I remember a theater that had a copy of the game in their lobby for years, and I'd frequently play it before or after seeing some other movie there. This game is one of my own personal Holy Grails for my Indy collection (that is, I want an actual original coin-op arcade game, not just copies of the ROMs on my computer to use with MAME or something).



Aren't there two different adaptations of this game for the NES, done by different developers / publishers?

No. They were the very same adaptation. The first was released in black cartridge by a company who released unlicensed games on the NES--the company was called Tengen. That's the version I have. The game was then re-released properly licensed by a company called something like Mindscape if memory serves. There's absolutely no difference between the two copies save for the color and shape of the cartridge.
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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I played the NES one back in the day, the Tengen copy, since the rental place had that copy only.

I should take a crack at playing the Arcdae version someday. I have played the MSX version of Temple of Doom, though.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:59 PM   #11
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No. They were the very same adaptation. The first was released in black cartridge by a company who released unlicensed games on the NES--the company was called Tengen. That's the version I have. The game was then re-released properly licensed by a company called something like Mindscape if memory serves. There's absolutely no difference between the two copies save for the color and shape of the cartridge.

There are differences in the packaging, but I don't know about the game itself. They are different then the arcade game though.

I used to be quite good at it, we had it at the arcade I worked at. I bought that one, but don't play it much. I can get through on easy no problem and I know where all the kids are. Sometimes I have problems with the rope bridge. I can't remember the last time I played on either hard or medium though.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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There are differences in the packaging, but I don't know about the game itself.

As I said, the packaging is different, the games are not. Identical; exactly the same.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #13
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They really need to include this as a bonus on some future Indy game. (and maybe the horribly aggravating Atari Raiders game)
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:13 PM   #14
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I downloaded this for MAME again recently, I'm still crap at it. It's a bit more fun than I remember.

First time poster..

Can you give me a link for that? I've been wanting to play that arcade game for so long. I've found tons of classic arcade games, but finding this game is making me feel a little like Dr.Jones.

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #15
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They really need to include this as a bonus on some future Indy game. (and maybe the horribly aggravating Atari Raiders game)

I was hoping that someone would say TOD is an unlockable in Lego Indy.

--Will.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:11 PM   #16
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First time poster..

Can you give me a link for that? I've been wanting to play that arcade game for so long. I've found tons of classic arcade games, but finding this game is making me feel a little like Dr.Jones.

--Will.

I sent you the link through a PM. I wasn't sure if we could give direct links to roms on the message board, but I know I can tell people to search on Romnation.net for it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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So, how good are you REALLY at the Temple of Doom Arcade

So I recently watched King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and finally decided to look up one of the gentleman in the movie, Brian Kuh. and check out what records he may have. If you've seen the movie, he's the one that basically retired to play classic games for a 'living.' Seems he has Temple of Doom as one of his best scores, but not the record, anymore.

Here are the records, taken from Twin Galaxies.

Easy Path (3 lives)

Easy Path (7 lives) no scores posted

Medium Path (3 lives)

Medium Path (7 lives) no scores posted

Hard Path (3 lives)

Hard Path (7 lives)

Hard Path (3 lives) seems to be the 'manliest' of routes, and obvious with all the submissions it has.

My question, because I have never played the Arcade version of Temple of Doom, how hard is it?

Are these beastly scores that nobody on this forum could achieve? Donkey Kong for arcade is incredibly difficult to put up a high score, as that movie indicates, does Temple of Doom hold a candle near it difficulty wise?
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:52 PM   #18
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I havent played it since I was 6 at my local Pizza Hut last I remembed I got my ass kicked lol
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:01 AM   #19
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LOVED this game...Being obsessed with "Temple of Doom",whenever I went to an arcade as a kid, this was always the first game I searched for. I remember being pretty good at it(I dumped a years worth of allowance in quarters into this game...), and one day plan on purchasing one...For a game with only a few stages, it was still incredibly fun,especially when you are in the mine car. "We walk from here!!!"
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:06 PM   #20
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Bumping this topic up

I've been playing this game since around '87. This is when it first appeared at my local arcade. Funny thing, I was always... I don't know if scared is the appropriate word here, but let's just say a quarter didn't last me too long!

I got to a point where I can beat *all* the levels in each one of the difficulty settings.

Unofficially, I have the world record in all the level difficulties. I mean, it's just a matter of recording. I do, however, have a "rough" version of one of my runs on the 'hard setting'.

I'll preface by saying... this is NOT the Mame version. This is the real deal. I've owned this game since '89. There is absolutely no cheats involved, and the game was set on Twin Galaxies settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OMRLV5je3c

Couple things to note: There is some profanity. And sometimes the view can be obstructed by my fat shoulder

Enjoy the viewing!
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:46 PM   #21
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I have to know Tank, what are the "Special Bonuses" that I saw a number of times during your game? I've never seen that before, is it something that just gets handed out or do you have to do something to actually receive it? I'm not the best on the mine cart, but I've known to clear the stone room for years and I've never seen it there either.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:52 PM   #22
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You can find this game in the largest arcade in the world in Laconia, NH at Fun Spot. Its fun, and I have spent some serious time there. One day the Indy game got stuck and it kept giving me unlimited credits! I think my hand was broken by the time I left. What a gift!
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:29 PM   #23
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Like many people, I was exposed to this game through the legendarily awful NES adaptation. It made oodles of sense to me when I learned later on that it was a downgraded version of an arcade game where you can actually - get this - make out what the images are supposed to represent.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:54 PM   #24
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The arcade version of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is awesome! That may well be one of the best Indy games ever made.
Of course, I grew up playing the Nintendo Entertainment System video game port of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"- and it's still one of my favorite NES games ever!
It's definitely hard and challenging, but I always find it fun- it's one of my favorite Indy video games (but that may partially be because of nostalgia as well.)
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