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Mystery of the Nile

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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MSX
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4.2
Amstrad CPC
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Description

In this unofficial adaptation of the film "The Jewel of the Nile", three travelers have been captured by a dictatorial regime in an Arab country. They must escape the country at once, and the player is the only one who can help them.

In the initial screens all three tourists need to be reunited from their different prison cells. Each character also needs to find their weapon of choice, those being grenades, a pistol and an umbrella. Control between any of the travelers can be switched at any moment by typing 1, 2 or 3.

Once the three travelers are reunited, every screen acts as a puzzle of sorts: the player is given a few seconds to strategically place each character before enemies appear. When they do, two of the characters will react automatically to the enemies, and the player will directly control the last character. If all enemies in the screen are eliminated and the three characters survive, they will advance to the next screen.

Screenshots

Mystery of the Nile ZX Spectrum Taking cover from sniper attack.
Mystery of the Nile Commodore 64 The next area of the city.
Mystery of the Nile MSX I got the bombs
Mystery of the Nile MSX Starting the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "El Misterio del Nilo" -- Spanish title

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Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Nov, 1987 71 out of 100 71

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Trivia

As an unofficial adaptation of the film The Jewel of the Nile, when the game was distributed in the UK by Firebird an alternate cover had to be created, as in the original one of the characters resembled Michael Douglas a bit too much.
Contributed to by Neville (1835)