Abu Simbel Profanation Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Computer Emuzone (Dec 07, 2000)
Uno de los grandes clásicos españoles de todos los tiempos, tercera parte de la trilogía comenzada por Saimazoom y luego continuada por Babaliba (ambos disponibles únicamente para Spectrum). ¿Qué podemos decir de un juego que marcó una época, que comenzó a trazar el camino de una Dinamic internacional? Un juego soberbio en todas sus versiones para muchos, poseedor de una endiablada e imposible dificultad para otros, pero que en ningún caso os dejará indiferentes.
Sinclair User (Sep, 1985)
MEET Johnny Jones, no relation whatsoever to Indiana. It is clearly coincidence that Johnny also spends his time leaping through the death traps of a forbidden Egyptian temple.

Spanish software house Dinamic has licensed its successful game to Gremlin Graphics so we too can thrill to purple blob Johnny's attempts to reach the mortuary and free himself from the curse of Ramses II.
Crash! (Aug, 1985)
This is the second of the two Spanish games from Dinamic Soft to be released by Gremlin this month, the other being the boxing simulation, Rocco). It is, in its simplest form, a platform game cum arcade adventure. So why Profanation? Well, it's not that it might be blasphemous to buy or even play -- there's nothing remotely immoral about it. Neither has it got anything to do with the fact that a few profanities will escape your lips during play. No, the profanity is the Pharoah's curse that has been inflicted upon our poor hero and intrepid explorer, Johnny Jones (Pause for breath) Gasp! Shock! Horror!
Your Spectrum (Oct, 1985)
If you're looking for exotic moments of Eastern promise, then get back to your Turkish Delight. Abu Simbel Profanation may be set in Egypt, but it's about as full of oriental mystique as a Chinese take-away. The graphic backdrops make decent scenery but unfortunately, there's nothing too theatrical about the action.