The Curse of Ra

aka: Ra
Moby ID: 50515
DOS Specs

Description official descriptions

The Curse of Ra is a puzzle game where the player (Scarab) has to escape a pyramid by solving the riddles. The player needs to remove all stones on a board by finding a counterpart. Only two stones with the same symbol can be removed at a time and they have to be on a straight line, horizontally or vertically. The game starts with Scarab on an ankh and that item has to be returned upon completion. Moving a stone is done by sitting on one and moving it towards the counterpart. Not all stones can be moved however and there are teleporters, obstructions and diversions to make it more difficult. There are also traps and for instance ice that forces Scarab to move in a single direction. When the stones are aligned, pressing fire matches them and they disappear.

The game can be played in a Logic or in an Arcade mode. Logic mode offers 100 levels with no time limit. Special stones can make the player’s life easier or harder. In Arcade mode the player has to complete a level within a certain amount of time. Special coins can be used to buy extras after each level, such as ability to fly for 30 seconds, more time, extra lives and others. Levels are generated at random. The Arcade mode has a high score table. Demo mode shows the usage of all the different stones found in the game. This is a sort of non-playable tutorial. The game also provides a level editor.

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Credits (DOS version)

16 People

Original Amiga Program
Original C64 Program
Project Manager
Additional Design
Level Design
Sound Support
Graphic Conversions
MS DOS Conversion
MS DOS Sound
Managing Director
Additional Design Ideas
Play Testing
Level Design
Graphic Conversion Utilities
Research and Advice on Egypt



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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Karsa Orlong.

Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga added by Sciere. CDTV added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Sciere.

Game added March 6, 2011. Last modified May 1, 2023.