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Egypt 1150 B.C.

Score: 80%
ESRB: Everyone
Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive
Developer: EA Games
Media: CD/1
Players: 1
Genre: Miscellaneous

Graphics & Sound:

Egypt 1156 B.C. Tomb of the Pharaoh delivers some nicely detailed graphics that are comparable to the graphics in Myst and the Crystal Key. The thing that Egypt 1156 B.C. Tomb of the Pharaoh has added is the 3rd Person Adventure game element. You will move through your environments like you did in Myst, a step at a time, but at each step you have the ability to scan 360 degrees of that spot. This gives you a great view of what Egypt might have looked like. The environments are based on many different archeological sites, scientific papers, and artifacts from Egypt, so you are getting the real deal. The music track is also has a Middle Eastern flair to give the game a feel of authenticity. If Middle Eastern music is not your cup of tea, the speakers have a wonderful thing called off buttons.


Egypt 1156 B.C. Tomb of the Pharaoh is a mystery game more than anything else. You will investigate clues, look in hidden corners of tombs and solve puzzles along the way. The first part of your adventure takes you to the tomb of Sehti where you will start your investigation of tomb raiders. After that, to an Egyptian village - wait a minute, I don't want to give too much away because the story line is a mystery and I want you to be surprised while playing the game.

One of the most enjoyable parts of Egypt 1156 B.C. is the educational information that you are able to access from the main menu. There is an alphabetized list of different terms, places, and people that you can look up to learn more about Egypt and the time of the Pharaoh. This one aspect of the game takes it from just being another graphical adventure game to an educational adventure game which parents will like for their kids.


As in many other games of the genre, you must follow a certain path to reach your goal. You must talk to certain people at certain times to progress. The games gets more challenging as you go along and the puzzles will get harder to solve, but if the game was too easy, what fun would it be?

Game Mechanics:

Egypt is a simple point and click interface throughout the whole game, but mystery games really work best with this type of interface. Egypt 1156 B.C. Tomb of the Pharaoh has nothing too challenging, which makes the game friendly for the whole family.

-Wickserv, GameVortex Communications
AKA Eric Wickwire

Minimum System Requirements:

HYBRID CD-ROM PC Pentium 90, 16 MBRAM, 4x CD-ROM, DirectX-5 compatible SVGA graphics card (65,000 colours),2MB of video memory, Win95, DirectX95, compatible sound card, .DirectX-5 is supplied on the disc. Macintosh Power PC, 12MB RAM, 2xCD-ROMdrive, monitor supporting thousands of colours in 640x480, System 7.1 or later, SoundManager 3.0 or later

Test System:

GX-450xl running Windows 98, 256 RAM, Creative SoundBlaster 64CPCI with Boston Acoustic Digital Media Theatre, STB Velocity 4400with RIVA TNT chip, DirectX 7, 32 Mb RAM, 6X24 DVD-ROM

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