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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 A strange fellow, this guy is called the Birdman.
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows The story goes on...
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows Pedestals with the map of Carthage are all over the city so you can tell where you are at any given time.
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.

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 (75598) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Jun 24, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Jul 07, 2003 B 75
Adventurearchiv May 22, 2003 75 out of 100 75 May 30, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Gamesmania Jul 17, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Adventure Gamers Apr 28, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) Apr, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Quandary Dec, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult Apr 18, 2003 4 out of 10 40


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Jeanne (75598) added Salammbo: Battle for Carthage (Windows) on Jul 18, 2003