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Pyramids of Egypt

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Apple II
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Description

You control Mike the Explorer as he makes his way through the treacherous Pyramids of Egypt. There are 100 cobra-filled chambers to live through, starting gas fires to burn the snakes as often as you can. Collect all the jewels in a chamber and you can exit and continue your thievery in another dangerous chamber.

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Pyramids of Egypt DOS Game over (CGA)
Pyramids of Egypt DOS Level 2
Pyramids of Egypt DOS DOS Menu Screen
Pyramids of Egypt DOS Killed by a snake (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "The Pyramids of Egypt" -- In-game title

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An interesting, but fiendishly difficult action puzzler DOS Daniel Saner (2473)

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Trivia

Some extra-special trivia from the programmer himself:

Heh, so, back when I coded this game on the PC (POE), I decided to do it in CGA because that was the widest audience back then.

The latest video cards back in 1989 that displayed EGA, could of course also display CGA. Well, on those EGA cards, I could change the color palette in CGA mode - a little-known trick at the time. So, for POE I wanted to have the bricks look as close to yellowish-brown as possible so i picked the colors red and yellow. I needed red for the blood, of course. :)
Contributed to by John Romero (1272)