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The Sands of Egypt

by Steve Bjork, James Garon, Frank Cohen, and Ralph Burris


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About the Story

An action adventure starring you in the role of Lord Charles Buckingham III, the world-famous British explorer. Attacked by nomads while on an archaeology expedition to Egypt, Lord Charles was knocked unconscious and is now hopelessly lost in the fabled land of the Pharaohs. As the drama unfolds, we find him wandering the wilderness alone. He carries nothing but a compass, his courage, and his wits...

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 5kok0s4953ka2nz

Editorial Reviews

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Sands of Egypt
Sands of Egypt was reviewed by Alexander Kells in Issue 10, so I won't say too much about it here. I'll assume that you've read the review or you're already familiar with the game.

However, I can't help commenting on the impressive graphics. Sands of Egypt has a very attractive split screen display on a narrow playfield. The top half shows a colourful, high resolution picture in ANTIC mode 14, while the bottom is devoted to text. Player-missile graphics fill the gaps at each side of the display (in the form of Egyptian hieroglyphics) and also provides the compass that shows the possible exits. As though all this isn't enough, most of the screens are animated! Clouds float across the sky, the desert scrolls when you move about, the camel blinks and chews its cud, the water flows through the canal and the whole room shakes when you return the sceptre. The secret chamber is particularly impressive and you'll probably have a good laugh when you ride the camel. And the most amazing thing of all is that it runs in only 16k!
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