Invaders of the Lost Tomb (Commodore 64)

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The Pharoah's Lost Tomb contains the valuable emerald of Scarabaeus, and you have set off to find it. You walk around from an early first-person view with 90 degree movement and four views from each position, aided by a map. On the first level you must touch nine ghosts, to collect pieces of a key to know which of the objects you will later find are medicines, and which are potions.

While on level 2, you must visit information sites - you will need this to survive on level 3. These are guarded by spiders, which must be trapped and lured away using doors. To move between levels you must guide a mechanical lift, by moving the joystick in smooth circles from inside it. This final level contains familiar safe bottles as well as poisonous ones - all stored on hidden shelves. It also contains zombies to avoid or trap.

Before you can reach the emerald, you must solve a final puzzle involving hieroglyphs. Arrange a 4x4 grid so as to get the rows and columns to match, within 40 moves.


Invaders of the Lost Tomb Commodore 64 A ghost to touch
Invaders of the Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Which gives me another piece of the puzzle
Invaders of the Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Turning
Invaders of the Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Scarabaeus" -- European title

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Zzap! Dec, 1985 96 out of 100 96
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92


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  • Commodore Format
    • June 1991 (Issue 9) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Martin Smith (63029) added Invaders of the Lost Tomb (Commodore 64) on May 22, 2007