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Scarab is an action strategy game, with the major emphasis being on strategy elements. Scarab was designed to be played primarily with a joystick, and it is strongly recommended. The Scarab combat environment revolves around the dual struggle for territorial control or death to your opponents. You represent the Gods of the Underworld, disembodied spirits which bring to life the different combat robots. While your spirit has vast powers the mechanical bodies you inhabit are designed solely for raw combat.

When you play the game you get 3 incarnations. At each incarnation you have your choice of which robot you wish to control, Anubis, Horus, or Sekhmet. After your third life is lost your spirit is released to haunt the world that you can only vaguely perceive. There are 2 ways to win the game; control the battlefield through power producing towers, or to kill all of the opposing robots 3 times each.

For the v1.1 patch (Mplayer release) a new game option is now available called "deathmatch." In deathmatch mode you cannot win the game by power - instead the winner is determined by the last robot left alive.


SCARAB Windows Vultures in the sky will feast on your fallen enemies. Random Modules scattered across the map, some more powerful than others.
SCARAB Windows Game over, power victory!
SCARAB Windows A view of the pyramid, closing in on my enemy.
SCARAB Windows At the beginning of your life you are ethereal (impervious to damage) for some time or until you start shooting. (Third Person view)

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Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.A.R.A.B." -- Title in German manual

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Critic Reviews

Computer Games Magazine 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CD-Action Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Apr 30, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 01, 1997 69 out of 100 69
Game-Over! Jul, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action (Germany) May, 1997 55 out of 100 55
PC Games (Germany) May, 1997 52 out of 100 52
PC Joker May, 1997 38 out of 100 38


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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) added SCARAB (Windows) on Apr 11, 2000