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Description official descriptions
Tutankham is an arcade action game played from a top down point of view. You are an explorer in King Tut's tomb on a mission to retrieve as many of the valuable treasures as you can find. In addition to the treasures, you will also find a key in each of the chambers. This is needed in order to unlock the entrance to the next, more difficult chamber. Be careful, for the tomb is guarded by many dangerous creatures! Cobras, bats, scorpions, and more all appear in the maze and will cause you to lose a life if you're caught! To defend yourself you are armed with a laser gun which you can fire left or right, but not up or down. In each of the mazes you are also give one "flash" which can be used to destroy all creatures currently on the screen.
- ツタンカーム - Japanese spelling
Credits (Arcade version)
|Copyright (c) 1982
Average score: 69% (based on 9 ratings)
Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 32 ratings with 1 reviews)
My entire family was enchanted by this game, especially my father. It was an amusing illustration of ancient history, combined with a maze/shooter game, which made for enjoyable gameplay.
The controls took some getting used to, making sure to press the joystick in the direction you wanted to fire, etc. Graphics were a bit limited. And the "beep-beep" of the explorer walking through the tomb got annoying after a while (especially when I was trying to sleep with my dad playing in the next room).
A further snag....After completing level four, you started over....the only appreciable difference from starting at the very beginning was that any lives/laser flashes used were not returned, You got one extra flash for completing all the levels, but it took me one to get the keys from both dungeon 3 and dungeon 4. Thus, I was using flashes faster than I replenished them, making it impossible for me to complete the fourth dungeon more than twice (when I got to that door a third time, I did not have the key).
The Bottom Line
Interesting way to learn history and have fun at the same time
Atari 2600 · by Josh Cating (5) · 2008
|Very early arcade game of the maze, puzzle, collect type
|Andrew Fisher (695)
|Nov 9, 2022
Parker Brothers ran a "Fight the Pharaoh" contest that if you sent an entry on a 3x5 piece of paper with your name, address and zip code to their contest address, you could win the grand prize of $3000 in video games or equipment, or 1 of 100 Super Cobra video games, or 1 of 2000 "I Fought the Pharaoh" t-shirts. Here is a poster advertising the contest and game.
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Game added October 31, 2003. Last modified September 21, 2023.