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The Mummy Mystery

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Mercer Mayer's Little Monster is back exploring the lands of Egypt. An archaeologist named professor Pickle explores a tomb holding the mummy of the Pharaoh named Thanxfurnuthen, but gets trapped in the tomb while exploring. Little Monster and Detective Kerploppus are called to Egypt, to save the professor. To open the door of the tomb, you must journey across Egypt and find five magic rings. To find the rings you must ask people about what they know about Egypt, collect scarabs for money and decipher clues about where the rings are hidden.


The Mummy Mystery Windows Find the shuffled scarab and win an important artifact.
The Mummy Mystery Windows Ominous creaking...tomb door closing....
The Mummy Mystery Windows Complete the puzzle to release Professor Pickle from the tomb.
The Mummy Mystery Windows Used camel salesman!

Alternate Titles

  • "The Mummy Mystery: Starring Mercer Mayer's Little Monster Private Eye" -- Tag-lined title

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Just Adventure Windows Feb 08, 2002 A 100
Review Corner Windows Mar, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
KidZone Windows Apr 22, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
7Wolf Magazine Windows Mar 19, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69


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The long-dead pharaoh's name, Thanxfurnuthen, means "thanks for nothing".
Contributed to by Andrew Shepard (1231)