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Pyramid Adventures - Episode 1: Treasures of the Lost Pyramid is a 1996note  Edutainment Game created by Compact Disc Incorporated, with animation provided by Animation Magic, for the Philips CD-i. The game follows Dash Daniels and his cat Mozart, who go on a summer trip with archeoligist Aunt Olivia to Egypt, and discover the Lost Pyramid. Inside it, Olivia is captured by the villainous Antu, and it's up to Dash to navigate through the pyramid's 150 rooms to save her, while also learning about healthy eating and nutrition in the process.

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Exceptionally obscure even for CD-i standards, information on the game is sparse, and no footage of it was ever found until 2019, when footage of the cutscenes was released on YouTube. As the title implies, this was likely intended to be a full series, but nothing else ever came out of it.

This game provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Deranged Animation: It's surprisingly more subdued compared to Animation Magic's other works, but it still gets into this territory at times.
  • Edutainment Game: Nutrition is a major key in the game.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The bird-headed Egyptian god of wisdom is named Thoth, not Tofu. Yam is not the Egyptian goddess of health, but rather the Canaanite god of the sea; There is no pharaoh named Antu, but there is an Akkadian goddess by that name.
  • Totally Radical: Dash lives and breathes this trope, from his outfit to the way he talks (the same voice as CD-i Link).
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