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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.


Tutankham Atari 2600 Beginning the second level
Tutankham Atari 2600 Collect treasures, but watch out for the snakes!
Tutankham Atari 2600 The beginning location

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Alternate Titles

  • "ツタンカーム" -- Japanese spelling

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An Addicting and Amusing Game Josh Cating (5) unrated

Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Dec, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Oct, 1983 3 out of 4 75
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.2 out of 10 72
Tilt Jan, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Defunct Games Dec 23, 2017 C+ 58
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2008 D- 16


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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.
Servo (57398) added Tutankham (Atari 2600) on Oct 31, 2003
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