DescriptionScarab is an action strategy game, with the major emphasis being on strategy elements. Scarab was designed to be played primarily with a joystick, and it is strongly recommended. The Scarab combat environment revolves around the dual struggle for territorial control or death to your opponents. You represent the Gods of the Underworld, disembodied spirits which bring to life the different combat robots. While you spirit has vast powers the mechanical bodies you inhabit are designed solely for raw combat.
When you play the game you get 3 incarnations. At each incarnation you have your choice of which robot you wish to control, Anubis, Horus, or Sekhmet. After your third life is lost your spirit is released to haunt the world that you can only vaguely perceive. There are 2 ways to win the game; control the battlefield through power producing towers, or to kill all of the opposing robots 3 times each.
For the v1.1 patch (Mplayer release) a new game option is now available called "deathmatch." In deathmatch mode you cannot win the game by power - instead the winner is determined by the last robot left alive.
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- "S.C.A.R.A.B." -- Title in German manual
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The Press Says
|Computer Games Magazine||1997||90|
|GameSpot||Apr 30, 1997||7.3 out of 10||73|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Sep, 1997||69 out of 100||69|
|Power Play||Apr, 1997||60 out of 100||60|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jun, 1997||60|
|PC Games (Germany)||May, 1997||52 out of 100||52|
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