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Powerslave (SEGA Saturn)

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In 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.


Powerslave SEGA Saturn Inventory/pause screen.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Having a little chat with a Pharaoh head.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Shooting some hawks... and from the context of the game I's assume they are mummified hawks.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu" -- Japanese title
  • "Ruins: Return of the Gods" -- Working title
  • "Exhumed" -- European title

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User Reviews

Only place where it feels most at home... Satoshi Kunsai (1813) unrated
The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it. Schutzstaffel88 (14) unrated

The Press Says

Shin Force Feb 02, 1997 9.2 out of 10 92
Hobby Consolas Oct, 1996 91 out of 100 91
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Nov 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Jul 21, 2007 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Sep 12, 2008 B- 67
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54


Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (3379)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (30664)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 thf (155376)
Jan 17, 2010


On 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.

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Satoshi Kunsai (1813) added Powerslave (SEGA Saturn) on Apr 05, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2252), Satoshi Kunsai (1813) and thf (155376)