DescriptionIn this First person shooter, you're an armed forces specialist sent to investigate strange happenings at the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak. Soon you learn that alien invaders with a penchant for mummifying humans alive have taken over the place. You have to fight your way through increasingly difficult levels with an unbelievable cast in order to finish it.
- "Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu" -- Japanese title
- "Ruins: Return of the Gods" -- Working title
- "Exhumed" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
- 2.5D Engine: Build
- 3D Engine: SlaveDriver
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Games named after songs
- Setting: Egyptian
|Only place where it feels most at home...||SEGA Saturn||Satoshi Kunsai (1810)|
|One of the PS1's best games||PlayStation||Luke Kavanagh (4)|
|A genuinely dull game||DOS||Maw (847)|
|The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it.||SEGA Saturn||Schutzstaffel88 (14)|
|Absolute Playstation||PlayStation||Apr, 1997||9 out of 10||90|
|GamesCollection||PlayStation||Jun 09, 2010||8.5 out of 10||85|
|NowGamer||PlayStation||Oct 01, 1996||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Play Magazine||PlayStation||1997||84 out of 100||84|
|Game Players||PlayStation||Jun, 1997||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||May, 1997||70 out of 100||70|
|GameSpot||SEGA Saturn||Dec 01, 1996||5.4 out of 10||54|
|PC Jeux||DOS||Jun, 1997||50 out of 100||50|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Oct, 1997||40|
|Computer Games Magazine||DOS||1997||40|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|PC version cheat codes & command line options||4||MrFlibble (4275)
Aug 29, 2012
|PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn||2||Alaka (33755)
Jan 31, 2010
|release date||2||formercontrib (159416)
Jan 17, 2010
TriviaOn January 30, 1999, Exhumed (Powerslave) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS.
Note: Indexed products by the BPjS/BPjM are illegal to sell or make available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for it in any form. But there is absolutely no law forbidding any adult to buy such a product. The only exception is when a game was in addition also confiscated (or put on the so-called "List B" for BPjM games), but this is rather seldom the case.
In this particularly case here, Exhumed was just indexed, but not confiscated.
However, due to the fact that advertisement also means the presence of a product on the shelves of a store, the product will disappear from the public. But it can be bought in supporting stores "under the desk" (per request).
BPjS/BPjM = German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften/Medien = Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications/Media.
Related Web Sites
- Powerslave (official game page at Playmates Interactive Entertainment's website, archived from 1997 by the Wayback Machine)
- SegaSaturn.co.uk Interview (Interview with one of the designers and the lead programmer for the Sega Saturn version, Ezra Dreisbach.)
- Wikipedia: Powerslave (Information about Powerslave at Wikipedia)