Powerslave

Critic Score User Score
DOS
56
3.2
PlayStation
83
3.8
SEGA Saturn
81
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Powerslave SEGA Saturn Inventory/pause screen.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Title screen.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Some amazing dynamic lighting for a Saturn game!
Powerslave DOS Battle of the Mummies

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... SEGA Saturn Satoshi Kunsai (1810)
One of the PS1's best games PlayStation Luke Kavanagh (4)
A genuinely dull game DOS Maw (846)
The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it. SEGA Saturn Schutzstaffel88 (14)

Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Nov 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Jan 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 85 out of 100 85
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 21, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Edge PlayStation Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (4567)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (36567)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (159628)
Jan 17, 2010

Trivia

This game used and early version of the Build engine developed by 3D Realms and made popular by Duke Nukem 3d. Even though the registered version of Powerslave was released long after Duke 3d, it used an earlier version of the engine, making it technologically inferior.

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)
Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2196) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)