Apogee Catalog (Dec. 1991 Edition):
Note: This game is designed to work on CGA systems,
though it can be enjoyed on EGA and VGA systems, too.
Pharaoh's Tomb is an arcade/adventure game set in a huge Egyptian pyramid.
You will need to explore and survive 20 uniquely dangerous levels (screens)
riddled with ingenious puzzles and traps. This game uses a special animation
system called FAST (Fluid Animation Software Technology) which allows for
flicker free movement even on the older IBM PC's.
You will start with five lives and a few spears, which can be thrown at
offending denizens that guard the pyramid. Moving walls, falling spikes,
bats, mummys, and magic winds are just some of the hazards to overcome. On
each level you will need to collect one or more keys to advance to the next
level. And hidden on the final level will be the prize of your journey.
Notable features: No two levels will have the same animated creature
patrolling it, which adds greatly to the variety of the game. Sound effects
are also used, but can be toggled off. The keyboard controls can be
configured to two alternate sets of keys. A five player permanent high
core table keeps tracks of the all-time best explorers. Plus, you can save
the game on any level and restore at any time.
This is the first of four volumes of Pharaoh's Tomb, subtitled "Raiders of
the Lost Tomb" The other three volumes are: "Pharaoh's Curse", "Temple of
Terror", and "Nevada's Revenge!". Each volume is $10, or order all four for
just $25. For registering you will get the newest versions, a hint sheet,
and the secret cheat code.
Contributed by Jeanne (75626) on Apr 08, 2002.