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Video Game / Exodus (1991)

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The actual name of this game is Exodus. It has been given a different title on this page for disambiguation from other works of the same title.

Exodus is a Christian video game developed and published by Wisdom Tree and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991.

In the game, the player plays as Moses who is on the way to the Promised Land to free the Israelis. Every level of the game is (fittingly) a labyrinth where Moses must go through and acquire five question marks as well as a certain amount of manna. After Moses finishes a level, he must correctly answer five Bible questions moving on to the next level. Moses has the ability to shoot glowing W's (representing the Word of God) as an attack.

In 1992 Wisdom tree released a Mission-Pack Sequel named Joshua & the Battle of Jericho. In this game, the player plays Joshua who must infiltrate and pillage the city of Jericho. In that game, Joshua attacks enemies with a shofar.

Tropes featured across both games:

  • A Winner Is You: Both of the games end by showing a static image followed by a screen saying "Congratulations, you have completed Exodus/Joshua!" along with showing the player's final score.
  • Dolled-Up Installment: Exodus is a modified version of Crystal Mines, a generic Sci-Fi labyrinth game.
  • Invincibility Power-Up: The Armor of God grants Moses or Joshua temporary invincibility.
  • Made of Explodium: Moses' staffs and Joshua's Ram's horns explode when laid in place and hit with their signature weapons.
  • Maze Game: Both are of the "Find all the required Plot Coupons in the stage" variety.
  • Mission-Pack Sequel: Joshua is effectively 100 new levels of the exact same gameplay as Exodus along with new quiz questions.
  • Point of No Continues: Once the player reaches level 80 in Exodus, they cannot use any more continues if they get a Game Over.
  • Pop Quiz: The player is required to answer five Bible-themed questions after a level has finished.
  • Press X to Die: Moses/Joshua can restart a level at the cost of one life by simultaneously pressing Start & Select.

Alternative Title(s): Exodus