History VideoGame / SphinxAndTheCursedMummy

21st Apr '17 5:19:27 PM Heart
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** There are a number of unused Portal Amulets to locations that were scrapped - including an underwater city called Akaria, a jungled region called Sakkara. The amulets are non functional, though, and the game will hang if you try to use them.

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** There are a number of unused Portal Amulets to for locations that were scrapped - including an underwater city called Akaria, a jungled region called Sakkara. The amulets are non functional, though, and the game will hang if you try to use them.
21st Apr '17 5:18:49 PM Heart
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* DummiedOut: There are a large number of unused items in the game code, leftover from features that were cut from the final game.
** There are a number of unused Portal Amulets to locations that were scrapped - including an underwater city called Akaria, a jungled region called Sakkara. The amulets are non functional, though, and the game will hang if you try to use them.
** Originally, Sphinx was meant to have the ability to transform into an actual sphinx - that is, a winged lion.
** There is an unused ability item, the "Wings of Ra", that was likely meant to pair with the Wings of Ibis, allowing the player to triple jump.
** The sole unused item that is actually functional (if acquired through hacking) is the Oxygen Ankh, which allows the player to stay underwater indefinitely.
20th Apr '17 4:57:38 PM Heart
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* GameBreakingBug: A particularly nasty and notorious one that can catch many first time players off guard, and renders the game {{Unwinnable}}. It is very important to ignore the second save point in the second mummy level - if you save there, then quit and resume (or finish the level, but then die as Sphinx before reaching another save point), the doors in front of you will be closed, and there is absolutely no way to reopen them, ever. You will have to erase your file and start the game all over again.
28th Mar '17 5:07:32 PM Gosicrystal
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* GlobalCurrencyException: The decidedly paranoid shopkeeper in Heliopolis only accepts Onyx Scarabs as payment, which only the Mummy can collect. Since they can be difficult to find (typically requiring fire to obtain), and you only get a limited amount of time to play as him, some of the stuff he sells can become LostForever if you didn't collect them all. (Fortunately, there's a small excess of Onyx Scarabs in the game, so you do not have to collect literally all of them.)

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* GlobalCurrencyException: The decidedly paranoid shopkeeper in Heliopolis only accepts Onyx Scarabs as payment, which only the Mummy can collect. Since they can be difficult to find (typically requiring fire to obtain), and you only get a limited amount of time to play as him, some of the stuff he sells can become LostForever are {{permanently missable|Content}} if you didn't collect them all. (Fortunately, all (fortunately, there's a small excess of Onyx Scarabs in the game, so you do not have to collect literally all of them.) them).



* LostForever: In the NTSC version of the game, the Smiling Burble monster can easily become this, rendering HundredPercentCompletion impossible. The PAL version fixes this bug, though.



* PermanentlyMissableContent: In the NTSC version of the game, the Smiling Burble monster can easily become this, rendering HundredPercentCompletion impossible. The PAL version fixes this bug, though.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After his attempt to kill Sphinx with the [[spoiler:Dark Stone of Invisibility]], Horus then reports to Set... and is never seen or heard from again.
** Similarly, the sorcerer and right-hand-man of Set, ''Menes'', is with Set when they discover that the Mummy is the intruder in the cutscene in the last Castle of Uruk visit as the Mummy ... but he was not seen after this. It was possible that this was intentional, and he wold be set up as a major antagonist in the sequel, but sadly we'll never know.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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After his attempt to kill Sphinx with the [[spoiler:Dark Stone of Invisibility]], Horus then reports to Set... and is never seen or heard from again.
** Similarly, the The sorcerer and right-hand-man of Set, ''Menes'', is with Set when they discover that the Mummy is the intruder in the cutscene in the last Castle of Uruk visit as the Mummy ... but he was not seen after this. It was possible that this was intentional, and he wold be set up as a major antagonist in the sequel, but sadly we'll never know.



24th Jan '17 6:11:40 PM Sabrewing
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In late 2016, THQ Nordic purchased the rights to the game, having expressed an eagerness in how well it matches the likely audience for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.

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In late 2016, [[Creator/{{THQ}} THQ Nordic Nordic]] purchased the rights to the game, having expressed an eagerness in how well it matches the likely audience for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
24th Jan '17 6:09:00 PM Sabrewing
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In late 2016, THQ Nordic purchased the rights to the game, having expressed an eagerness in how well it matches the likely audience for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
24th Nov '16 4:51:13 AM bwburke94
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A multi-platform [[FollowTheLeader Zelda clone]] released in 2004 that takes ''extreme'' liberties with both Egyptian history and mythology, rife with [[AnachronismStew anachronisms]], FridgeLogic, RuleOfCool [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot taken too far]], and [[FantasyKitchenSink random fantasy elements]] despite being ostentiably based on Egyptian history.

In other words, ''hell yeah'' '''''this is freakin' awesome!'''''

In actuality, ''Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'' is a ''very'' nice little ActionAdventure game made by Eurocom, and it remains perhaps their only original IP. [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames This bodes poorly]], but the actual game is remarkably fun, even if it makes absolutely no sense. The plot concerns Sphinx, a demigod in a kind of AlternateHistory ancient Egypt where there are {{Funny Animal}}s. He's out training with his [[TheRival rival]] Horus one day when he stumbles into a plot by the evil god Set to use the mystical Castle of Uruk to do the bad-guy thing and TakeOverTheWorld. Meanwhile, Prince Tutankhamen--yep, that one--is preparing for his birthday celebration and his betrothal to his girlfriend. He gets stuffed in a sarcophagus, StrappedToAnOperatingTable by his older brother, and turned into a mummy. He's OnlyMostlyDead, though, and Sphinx stumbles into him and helps revive him with a canopic vase. The two then work together to help put a stop to Set's schemes to rule Egypt.

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A ''Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'' is a 2004 multi-platform [[FollowTheLeader [[ActionAdventure Zelda clone]] released in 2004 made by Eurocom that takes ''extreme'' liberties with both Egyptian history and mythology, rife with [[AnachronismStew anachronisms]], FridgeLogic, RuleOfCool [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot taken too far]], and [[FantasyKitchenSink random fantasy elements]] despite being ostentiably ostensibly based on Egyptian history.

In other words, ''hell yeah'' '''''this is freakin' awesome!'''''

In actuality, ''Sphinx and
history. Considered a "hidden treasure" of the Cursed Mummy'' is sixth console generation, it's well worth a ''very'' nice little ActionAdventure game made by Eurocom, and look.

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it remains perhaps their Eurocom's only original IP. IP, [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames This bodes poorly]], but the actual game is remarkably fun, even if it makes absolutely no sense.this isn't a bad thing]]. The plot concerns Sphinx, a demigod in a kind of AlternateHistory ancient Egypt where there are {{Funny Animal}}s. He's out training with his [[TheRival rival]] Horus one day when he stumbles into a plot by the evil god Set to use the mystical Castle of Uruk to do the bad-guy thing and TakeOverTheWorld. Meanwhile, Prince Tutankhamen--yep, that one--is preparing for his birthday celebration and his betrothal to his girlfriend. He gets stuffed in a sarcophagus, StrappedToAnOperatingTable by his older brother, and turned into a mummy. He's OnlyMostlyDead, though, and Sphinx stumbles into him and helps revive him with a canopic vase. The two then work together to help put a stop to Set's schemes to rule Egypt.




Considered a "hidden treasure" of the sixth console generation, it's well worth a look. Each version should work just fine in the corresponding system of this generation.
23rd Nov '16 3:40:54 AM Gosicrystal
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In actuality, ''Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'' is a ''very'' nice little ActionAdventure game made by Eurocom, and it remains perhaps their only original IP. [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames This bodes poorly]], but the actual game is remarkably fun, even if it makes absolutely no sense. The plot concerns Sphinx, a demigod in a kind of AlternateHistory ancient Egypt where there are {{Funny Animal}}s. He's out training with his [[TheRival rival]] Horus one day when he stumbles into a plot by the evil god Set to use the mystical Castle of Uruk to do the bad-guy thing and TakeOverTheWorld. Meanwhile, Prince Tutankhamen--yep, that one--is preparing for his birthday celebration and his betrothal to his girlfriend. He gets stuffed in a sarcophagus, StrappedToAnOperatingTable by his older brother, [[spoiler:(an evil impostor, you see)]], and turned into a mummy. He's OnlyMostlyDead, though, and Sphinx stumbles into him and helps revive him with a canopic vase. The two then work together to help put a stop to Set's schemes to rule Egypt.

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In actuality, ''Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'' is a ''very'' nice little ActionAdventure game made by Eurocom, and it remains perhaps their only original IP. [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames This bodes poorly]], but the actual game is remarkably fun, even if it makes absolutely no sense. The plot concerns Sphinx, a demigod in a kind of AlternateHistory ancient Egypt where there are {{Funny Animal}}s. He's out training with his [[TheRival rival]] Horus one day when he stumbles into a plot by the evil god Set to use the mystical Castle of Uruk to do the bad-guy thing and TakeOverTheWorld. Meanwhile, Prince Tutankhamen--yep, that one--is preparing for his birthday celebration and his betrothal to his girlfriend. He gets stuffed in a sarcophagus, StrappedToAnOperatingTable by his older brother, [[spoiler:(an evil impostor, you see)]], and turned into a mummy. He's OnlyMostlyDead, though, and Sphinx stumbles into him and helps revive him with a canopic vase. The two then work together to help put a stop to Set's schemes to rule Egypt.
29th Aug '16 9:37:17 PM tv1995
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: If you have even a passing knowledge of ancient Egpyt and its culture, it's much easier to accept this as simply a land loosely based on it.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: If you have even a passing knowledge of ancient Egpyt Egypt and its culture, it's much easier to accept this as simply a land loosely based on it.
5th Jul '16 4:26:38 AM Sabrewing
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* MouthFlaps: A very bizarre ''inversion''. The game has (for its time) very well-animated mouth movements, but the characters are absolutely silent; all the dialogue is via text.
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