Crystal Skull Part 1 – Story Level 4: Motorbike Mayhem

True Adventurer: 120,000 studs
Characters: Indiana Jones, Mutt
Unlocks: Agent, Motorbike

LEVEL ENTRANCE: When you finish the previous level, Mutt and Indy reappear just outside the café. Follow the street to the left and use Mutt's repair skills to fix the motorcycle lift and start this level. If you start the level and then quit before finishing, the new entrance is just up the street from the bike lift. It's marked with a green arrow. (See the Hub Maps and screenshots in the Story Level Intro if you're having trouble.)

College Town Streets

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This is the first of several driving levels you'll come across in the game. The goal is fairly straightforward: destroy several groups of enemy vehicles by crashing into them with your own. Actually doing it can take a while, at least the first time, as you become familiar with the controls and the layout of the level.

Mac and Indy start out on motorcycles chasing 3 enemy motorcycles. Notice their icons at the top of the screen. Like the enemies in the Café Chaos level, when you destroy each bike, its icon is grayed out. The enemy bikes move around the map more or less counter-clockwise, following the streets along the bottom and then cutting through the grassy quad and library at the top. Notice the red arrows at the edges of the screen. These point to the nearest off-screen enemy. So if you observe the path the enemy vehicles take and watch the red arrows, you may be able to anticipate where they'll go and cut them off as they appear.

There are also several black-and-white sedans carrying agents with machine guns. One is just ahead of you when the level begins. You can destroy these cars, but it isn't necessary to advance. If you do want to try and smash them, you'll need to commandeer a heavier vehicle since a motorcycle cannot damage a car. So drive around until you come upon any of several tan sedans and small trucks, move close and press Free Tag to switch vehicles.

If your car or bike is damaged, either destroy it and a new one will respawn or grab another one.

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Chase after enemy vehicles. . .

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. . . and smash into them to destroy them.

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To switch vehicles, drive close to the one
you want and press Free Tag.

There are also several power-ups scattered around the map. These look like colored balls of energy. The orange ones give you a speed boost. The green ones let you jump your vehicle without using a ramp. To use a power-up, drive through it and then press the Jump button to activate the power. Power-ups only last for a little while but reappear in the same locations each time.

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Orange power-ups give your vehicle a speed boost.

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So you can chase enemies and ram into them.

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Green power-ups. . .
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. . . let you jump without using a ramp.

When you've wrecked all 3 enemy motorcycles, the next wave of enemies appears: 2 more motorcycles plus 2 cars. The enemy cars also move counter-clockwise, though they don't drive through the library. So if you drive clockwise around the block of streets, you can hit the enemies head-on as they approach, rather than having to chase after them.

The third wave of enemies consists of 3 more cars and 2 small trucks. When you destroy all 5 vehicles, the level ends. So before you do that, try to achieve "True Adventurer" or at least gather all the studs you can.

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The second wave of enemies includes both motorcycles and cars.
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The third wave has cars and little trucks.

There are lots of objects to smash, so you can probably make "True Adventurer" the first time through the level. You'll find many high-value studs in the construction area at the bottom right corner of the map, as well as in the clock tower at the top center of the map. The ones on the lower level of the tower are easy to get. You can enter from either side. For the ones on top, drive up either of the ramps into the tower, stop, get off your vehicle, and then jump off the front of the tower. You can also snag some valuable blue and purple studs by crashing through the stained glass window in the library.

When you have all the studs you can get, destroy the remaining enemy vehicles to finish the level.

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The construction zone at the bottom right is loaded with studs.

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There are blue and purple studs behind the library's stained glass window.

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Drive up one of the ramps to the clock tower.
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Jump off the edge to get the purple stud. Then collect more down below.
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