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Salammbo: Battle for Carthage (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows You start here .. in a prison pit with the remains of others who have been here and died!
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows Spendius can wear things you've picked up. Click on the item from inventory, move it to his picture and click again.
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows Foxy lady! Too bad her "talents" are reserved only for nobles.
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage Windows Eventually Spendius will travel in dark, underground passages. Luckily there are no mazes!

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 (75627) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jul, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventure Classic Gaming Jul 27, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ComputerGames.ro Jun 24, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Adventure Corner Jul 13, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 09, 2003 15 out of 20 75
4Players.de May 30, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Adventure Gamers Apr 28, 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 (75627) added Salammbo: Battle for Carthage (Windows) on Jul 18, 2003