• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I've got to apologise to Matt for not adding this ending
sooner. I was struggling to work out what I had to do to
get to see the actual ending sequence - Matt likes to
send me endings which require you to complete the final
move :-) Anyway, thanks to Matt, here is the ending
sequence to this fine game along with some comments from
"The game revolves around an adventurer, you, who
has entered an ancient Egyptian tomb looking for a jewel
called the Scarabaeus: a beetle carved out of emerald.
As soon as you enter the tomb, however, (before the game
starts) you are bitten by a spider and the poison is
slowly killing you. So, not only are you trying to
locate the gem, you need find the medicine to stop the
Great, great game. Had it ages, but without instructions
I had no idea what to do - really glad I made the effort
to find out about it, though.
First level you move through a 3D maze hunting the
ghosts that haunt the corridors. If you bump into one
you retrieve a hieroglyph - there a nine in total. Once
you have them you have to take a dilapidated lift to the
level where you're chased by spiders, and the third
level where the ghosts aren't so friendly. Completing
these two levels gets you the medicine but you still
need to get the gem.
In the centre of the third level is large tomb with 8
entrances - entering one will present with a tile-puzzle
which you have to reassemble to win the emerald - but
you only have 40 moves to do it before the puzzle locks.
Once it locks, go into another entrance and try again,
so you have 8 attempts before it's game over."
The final piece is put
in place and the screen starts to fade.
HUH! What on earth is
Phew! It's stopped
Enter your name. The
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
With a load of time, sweat and elbow grease!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
final piece to the puzzle is placed in the correct
position, the screen fades out to reveal the above 1st
screen shot. The massive beetle
flashes for a while and is accompanied by some sound
effects. The screen then flicks
over to the high-score table where the game ends.
COMMENTS: I can see
from Matt's comments that he was delighted with the
ending, but I suspect that was more so because he spent
an age trying to complete the game and was relieved to
see that there was an ending.
The ending looks nice
enough but it is lacking in originality and
entertainment. I am sure that it is providing a
satisfactory ending to the story, but I can't help
feeling that more could have been added.
delighted with the end... and felt well-chuffed with himself!
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