Riddle of the Sphinx Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (8 votes) 2.9

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The Video Game Critic (Jul 14, 2002)
Imagic did a decent job with this game, but I think they missed a big opportunity. By incorporating random elements or mystery items, the game would have been far more intriguing. As it is, Riddle of Sphinx is still a fascinating journey.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Nov 26, 2017)
Riddle of the Sphinx is an ambitious game, but the two-joystick controls combined with the non-stop action take away from the experience.
Riddle of the Sphinx is only for gamers who don't mind taking their time. But the standard game is actually short and the others are not much longer, so if you don't mind the slow pace you might enjoy this one.
TeleMatch (Jan, 1983)
Der Durst ist mächtig, und Diebe sind zahlreich, aber von Action ist weit und breit nichts zu sehen. Von neueren Videospielen darf man mehr erwarten an Spannung und Dynamik, und, wenn‘s geht, auch verständlichere Anleitungen.
HonestGamers (Dec 23, 2005)
Riddle is one of those games that simply hasn’t aged well, unlike many of those venerable arcade games of the Atari 2600 era. Today, hordes of games have taken the adventure genre and greatly expanded on it, while providing much faster action in the process. While crawling across a sparsely-decorated desert heaving rocks at zig-zagging bandits enthralled me back when I didn’t know any better, I can safely say that now, this game just doesn’t contain anything capable of holding my interest.