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Secrets of the Luxor (Macintosh)

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Description

You're an archaeologist exploring an ancient pyramid in this Myst-like adventure. You've discovered evidence of a powerful artifact left behind by an advanced civilization, and you have to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. As you explore the pyramid and solve puzzles, you will travel across time and space to three different worlds.

The game features a point-and-click interface and static 3D rendered graphics, with full-motion video interludes and a VR headset mode allowing for 360 degree panning. The game ships on 2 cds.

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Secrets of the Luxor Macintosh A wall inscription in the King's Room
Secrets of the Luxor Macintosh A tape recorder allows you to play back recorded notes and advice from your colleagues
Secrets of the Luxor Macintosh A computer at the dig site has various files of information you need to progress through the game
Secrets of the Luxor Macintosh You start the game in your hotel room in Cairo

Alternate Titles

  • "Les Mystères de Louxor" -- French title

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The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mac Gamer 1998 78 out of 100 78
macHOME 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
High Score Dec, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Related Web Sites

  • Developer Interview (Four Fat Chicks' spoke to five creative minds behind Secrets of the Luxor, Mark Ahlin (3D graphics, video footage), Tanya Rizzuti (special effects), Adrian Ropp (special effects, additional 3D graphics), Del Ahlin (original score, sound effects), and Jared Atkin (programming, 3D graphics). )
  • Secrets of the Luxor Solutions (Walkthrough by Aaron DeSoto)
  • Secrets of the Luxor Walkthrough (By Linda Shaw & Norma Kuderna)
  • Zarf's Review (A rather Mac-centric review of Secrets of the Luxor by Andrew Plotkin (May, 1996).)
Dragom (4296) added Secrets of the Luxor (Macintosh) on Apr 24, 2006
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