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10 January 2007

Eye of Horus

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Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus is an excellent platform game. I remember my mum buying it for me when it first come out – this was the only game we every bought when we were young, and I think it was a worthwhile purchase. I remember copying it for my friends! (Wow, I was a warez freak and never knew it :O.. hell, I wasn’t even 10 years old, how was I supposed to know!).

I have included an excerpt from the manual to better explain the story line of the game (it’s a pretty powerful and beautiful one you see):

The story, chiseled in stone, is about a once powerful king names Osiris. Osiris was a benevolent King, loved by all – except for one: his half-brother, Set. Set tricked Osiris into lying in a chest. Set then nailed the chest shut and sent it down the Nile, hoping to end his brother’s life.

But just as the captive Osiris was about to breathe his last breaths, his beautiful wife the legendary Isis found the chest with her dying king. In the joy of their reunion they conceived a son whose name was Horus. Osiris never lived to see his son – for he died in Isis’s arms. She ried to hide his body, for fear that Set would find it. But to no avail… Set did find it. And he tore the corpse into seven pieces, scattering them throughout the tomb. Now it is well known that a soul can not lie in peace unless his orpse is whole and properly placed in its arcophagus. Even his loved ones are unable to est until his body has been restored.

And so it is that neither Osiris, nor his family – Isis and Horus – is depicted on the final aintings inside the labyrinth. And not until orus reclaims the scattered bones, returns them to the sarcophagus and defeats the evil Set, will Osiris and his family reclaim their rightful place on the eternal sandstone of the burial chamber.

The unfinished legend is now up to Horus. And up to you.

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So it’s your task to journey around the pyramid. One cool thing about this game is that as shaman, you have the ability to transform into a bird at by pressing the upward arrow key. This ability allows you collect items that are out of reach, and also avoid many of the dangers. That was one thing I noticed about this game, a great variety of dangers.

To get the real understanding of this game you have to play it. It’s a lot of fun, and a great challenge. Might take a while to understand the order of things and they way you have to do them, but I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂

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Eye of Horus

  • Designed by: Denton Design
  • Published by: Logotron, Mindscape

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Size: 154kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)

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