History VideoGame / SphinxAndTheCursedMummy

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
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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.
23rd Nov '15 10:33:44 PM PerAnkh
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* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:For those who finished the game, it's likely one of the most notable anticlimaxes they've ever seen in a video game. Poor Tutankhamen apparently trips over thin air and breaks the last jar--a ''very'' lazily written means of keeping him a mummy for future games, and one hell of a PlayerPunch, too.]]

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* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:For those who finished the game, it's likely one of the most notable anticlimaxes they've ever seen in a video game. Poor Tutankhamen apparently trips over thin air and breaks the last jar--a jar-a ''very'' lazily written means of keeping him a mummy for future games, and one hell of a PlayerPunch, too.]]



* IdleAnimation: Sphinx's is to brush his palms together a few times and glance around. The Mummy has two; one is a startled "huh?" and quickly looking to the side, and the other is to put a hand over his eye(s) and look around slowly.



* LifeMeter: Sphinx starts out with three Ankhs (appropriate, as the Ankh is the symbol for Life), each with three hits. This can be upgraded with a Gold Ankh or four Gold Ankh pieces.

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* LifeMeter: Sphinx starts out with three Ankhs (appropriate, as the Ankh is the symbol for Life), each with three hits. This can be upgraded with a Gold Ankh or four Gold Ankh pieces.pieces to around twenty or so.



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

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



* SequelHook: The game ends with an obvious one, which unfortunately, given the lack of commercial success for the game, will never happen.

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* SequelHook: The game ends with an obvious one, which unfortunately, given the lack of commercial success for the game, as well as both THQ and Eurocom having gone bankrupt, will never happen.
18th Nov '15 2:21:54 PM PerAnkh
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* FandomBerserkButton: * Saying that you enjoyed the Corridor of Champions, often to the point of ranting.
12th Nov '15 4:46:49 PM bwburke94
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Considered a "hidden treasure" of the past console generation, it's well worth a look. Each version should work just fine in the corresponding system of this generation.

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Considered a "hidden treasure" of the past sixth console generation, it's well worth a look. Each version should work just fine in the corresponding system of this generation.



* {{Tumblr}}: The fandom has always had a loose hold in Tumblr, but with the recent creation of an ask blog for the character Set [[http://themightyset.tumblr.com/]], as well as the fandom's increasing activity (such as discovering secrets hidden in the disk), this hold seems to be growing.
4th Aug '15 9:21:52 AM Nuxx
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** [[spoiler:The REAL Ahkenaten's]] fate is also never revealed in the course of the game, [[spoiler:being impersonated by Set]] since the very beginning of the game.
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