The game follows the storylines from the original Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade. However, the developers modified the storylines in order to fit the movies into six subsections per movie. Barnett College, Dr. Indiana Jones’ teaching location from Last Crusade (but is known as “Marshall College” in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), serves as the main hub of the game, and different maps on the walls allow access to each of the missions, extra unlockable content and options are found in the different classrooms. Once a player chooses a mission, a cutscene begins that introduces the section of the movie being played. Notable scenes have been recreated from the movies, such as the memorable boulder escape and the battle on the rope bridge, or Walter Donovan choosing the incorrect Holy Grail.
The music from the films was used in this game, but also some music was extracted from “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” e.g. “Attack of the Hawkmen” or “Daredevils of the desert” or “Masks of evil”, etc. They were placed in various spots such as Indy and Satipo approaching the temple in “The Lost Temple”, or when Indy, Willie and Short Round are preparing the mine cart in “Escape the mines” or when Indy is finding the true Grail in “Temple of the Grail”. The early year trilogy soundtrack would be used in Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues.