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Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (GameCube)

by THQ
Platform : GameCube
Rated: Unknown
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Play as the ice cool adventurer Sphinx or his hilarious sidekick, the Mummy
  • Multiple ancient Egyptian-themed weapons
  • Acquire new special abilities as you progress
  • 5 huge worlds, 150 characters, 50 enemy types
  • Deep game with a compelling storyline
  • Mini-games
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Game Information

  • Platform: GameCube
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00013YYC6
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 159 g
  • Release Date: 20 Feb. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,411 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Manufacturer's Description

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt.


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Now, heres a game thats new and original-another platformer in an already overcrowded market. The question is, does this stand up to the competition?
The storyline is basically, you as Sphinx, who is a demi-god, attempting to stop the evil Ra from taking over the universe. At the same time, the ruler of Eygpt has been turned into a mummy, and its your job (and his) to try and resurrect him to his former glory. There are a couple of other twists and turns in the game, but to tell you them would be taking away the surprise and intrigue-putting it bluntly, the story is easily as good as Jak and Daxters and Ratchet and Klanks.
The gameplay is highly original. You play as Sphinx, who as the warrior, can use the arsenal he has at his dissposal, to take down the minions of Ra. He has the usual, sword, blow pipe, some magical abilities, so nothing new there. Its the mummy thats different though. At points in the game, the action centres on the mummy, and because he is a mummy, he cant die. So you literally run into fire, acid, and booby trapped rooms just so you can advance. However, theres also an element of stratergy here. Say you need to be thin enough to fit through some pipes, you need to go and enter a room that'll squash you-then you can advance.
Graphically, its just as good as Jak, and Ratchet and Klank. The characters are all interesting, with many half human, half animal sort of creations wandering around a vast desert landscape or a thriving city plagued with rodents, or an incredible metropolois surrounded in jewels. Some of these will help you, and others would rather attack you before they even look at you-YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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I'll get the one bad thing out of the way right now, since it is only a small thing, but for me it knocks a star off since this problem no doubt does not occur on the PS2 version. The graphics and fluidity in the game are gorgeous - let down occasionally by a slow frame rate, and the game jerking from frame to frame. Probably a fault in the conversion to GC, and not a major problem - definately not one that should put you off buying the game.
I only bought this game yesterday, but have already got about 5 hours of play from it, and have played as the Mummy as well as Sphinx. There is a lot of humour in this game - which comes more from the Mummy than anyone else - as the way he moves when you either set him on fire or electrocute can be hilarious at times.
The puzzles used are very innovative, and there will be times where you will genuinely have no idea of what you need to do, or how to progress to that ledge which is just too far away to jump to, and there is a real sense of satisfaction, especially as the Mummy, when you manage to crack them. The Mummy's puzzles are far more difficult than those faced by Sphinx, as Sphinx is more action based,so his parts are broken up with combat, and since the Mummy cannot fight, the only action in his sections will come from you scratching your head in difficulty.
The combat parts are nicely done as well, and there is a good mix of abilities. And because you switch from Sphinx to the Mummy quite frequently, theres no opportunity to get bored whilst playing.
It's been a really really enjoyable experience so far, and it promises to get better. Don't let what I said about the frame rate and the odd bit of slowing down put you off this game. It is well worth the money - especially at the price being asked for it on here!
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By abasu1979 VINE VOICE on 16 May 2007
This is simply one of the greatest games of all time. In every area - be it gameplay, artwork, music, characters, storyline, sound effects or animation - it shines, thereby constituting a splendid tribute to the grand civilization of Ancient Egypt. Indeed, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy deserves to be held up as a textbook example of how to create a videogame.

As its title indicates, this game has two protagonists, and play switches between one and the other - a refreshing innovation that keeps the player engrossed. The characters of Sphinx - a silent, determined demigod, and Tutankhamen - an unfortunate, careless prince - make an excellent contrast. The other personalities who furnish its rich environments, are also ably developed.

Graphically, Sphinx is fabulous. The game is so well-drawn that playing it is no less than a spiritual experience. Temples, palaces, dungeons - even the city sewers - are a pleasure to behold and explore. The characters and creatures in the game are also designed in detail, and Eurocom appears to have put particular attention in ensuring that their motion was realistic. The results speak for themselves.

Musically, this game is sublime. From the stirring opening theme, to the lofty background tune of Heliopolis, to the pensive, profound piece in the Anubis Tower, Sphinx is an auditory adventure. The music is always suited to the area and situation, thus amplifying an already charged atmosphere. The result is absolutely supernal.

Games are about gameplay, and Sphinx does not disappoint.
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