Luxor: Amun Rising Review

Luxor: Ancient Egypt Returns In MOdern Times

Submitted by rtkashi on Wed, 2009-02-18 23:49.
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The lowest price: 17.99$
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An excellent game to play and pass your time
Low graphics

Nothing stifles innovation like success. After all LUXOR was a great game. It took an excellent and smooth color matching mechanic and stretched fun over 80 some levels. Since its release last year it has remained one of the most popular casual games. With their follow-up, LUXOR: Amun Rising, MumboJumbo has delivered another batch of wonderful levels, but not much more.

The original gameplay of LUXOR remains intact. Players again find themselves in ancient Egypt firing colored balls into advancing strings of marbles to create sets of three. Creating a set destroys the balls and releases bonuses which you can catch. Meanwhile an industrious little scarab pushes the balls along a winding track toward the temple that you must protect. Let even one ball enter the temple and you lose. But if you can get rid of all the balls in the chain you destroy that nefarious little scarab. Fortunately, you have your trusty "magical winged scarab" which you slide along the bottom of the screen to aim and shoot with.


If you have never played LUXOR, then you'll likely love LUXOR: Anum Rising. It's a great game with excellent graphics and solid gameplay. If you have played the original LUXOR, however, you are likely to fall within one of two camps. Many fans of the original will simply appreciate 88 new levels of foiling those pesky scarabs--best leave a good thing alone. Others, excited by the prospect of a sequel to a great game by a creative developer, may find themselves a bit disappointed.