Salammbo: Battle for Carthage (Windows)

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Based upon Gustave Flaubert's 1858 novel Salammbo, this is the epic story of love and hate, revenge and rivalry. Taking place during the fall of Carthage to the Roman Empire, you play Spendius, slave and close companion of Matho, a Libyan mercenary, who is in love with Salammbo, General Hamilcar's daughter. As Spendius you must outwit rebel forces and rescue the City of Carthage as well as reunite Matho with his true love.

The game features music from "Mozarts Requiem", and rich graphics designed by famed French artist Philippe Druillet whose illustrations also appear in Ring: Legend of Nibelungen and its sequel Ring II. Druillet rescued Salammbo from Cryo, the company who began the development, and finished the product himself.

Find inventory items, talk to numerous non-player characters and solve a variety of different puzzles in this point and click, mouse-driven adventure.


Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows The first screen you see is the Player Selection Menu. (There is no "Title" screen as such)  Up to 5 people can have separate games going.
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows He is in love with Salammbo (who is not?)
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows The beautiful Salammbo
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows Wandering around the city of Carthage at night.

Alternate Titles

  • "Саламмбо" -- Russian spelling
  • "Salammbo: Peril in Carthage" -- Working title
  • "Salammbô" -- French title
  • "Salammbo" -- German title

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User Reviews

A little too short - but good while it lasted Jeanne (75482) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Netjak Jun 24, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92 Jun 24, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Adventure Corner Jul 13, 2003 79 out of 100 79 Apr 09, 2003 15 out of 20 75 Jul 17, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Aventura y Cía Oct 05, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Jun 23, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Joystick (French) Apr, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Quandary Dec, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Jeanne (75482) added Salammbo: Battle for Carthage (Windows) on Jul 18, 2003