Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife

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Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife
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Basic Information
Video Game
[[Luxor (series)|Luxor]][[Category:Luxor (series)]]
Digital Download
Microsoft Windows
ESRB: Everyone
Technical Information
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Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife (known as Luxor 4) is the sequel to Luxor, Luxor 2 and Luxor 3, and has features such as:

  • Battle mode
  • Six lands to venture through, rather than just Egypt
  • Stories narrated by Queen Nefertiti[2]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Queen Nefertiti's tomb was raided by followers of Amun, led by their leader Thutmose. Of the artifacts stolen were her four canopic jars, which disturbed the rest of her afterlife, preventing her from rising to the heavens. The player, the bloodline of Queen Nefertiti, has to pursue the thieves along the Silk Road and help her retrieve back her four canopic jars so that she could rise for her afterlife.

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Artifacts were stolen from Queen Nefertiti's tomb, broken into pieces and scattered along the Silk Road. When all the artifact pieces are found, the player has to assemble them to complete the artifact. The artifacts will help out the player in the game.

Eye of Horus - Scries the area to locate the remaining pieces of the artifact.

Golden Scarab - Unlocks the golden scarab bonus in the game. This golden scarab can be shot with a sphere to release a number of ankh coins.

Sphinx - Unlocks the puzzle campaign.

Cow of Hathor - Multiplies the score for collecting gems and coins.

Statue of Horus - An upgrade of the Eye of Horus. Can scry the area for artifact pieces that have not been found.

Chariot - Allows the player to fly to the closest city where a wandering high prophet is.

Sun discs of Aten - 3 Sun discs of Aten are discovered during adventure. Only one can be in possession at once. The sun disc is used to locate a wandering high prophet and can be placed above a city to prevent him from going past that city.

Gameplay Modes[edit | edit source]

Adventure[edit | edit source]

Classic Mode[edit | edit source]

Similar to the previous Luxor versions, the player has to make matches of 3 or more of the same color to destroy the spheres. A specific number of lines of spheres have to be cleared, which is shown at the bottom-left-hand corner of the screen. At certain cases, a chest spawns at a random location. It is the artifact and can be shot to release a number of ankh coins depending on the difficulty.

River Mode[edit | edit source]

A scarab is stranded at the other end of the river. The objective is to destroy the scarab by clearing all the spheres it is pushing. However, there are lines of scarabs on the river, preventing the player from having a direct aim on the stray scarab.

Onslaught Mode[edit | edit source]

Statues belonging to the followers of Amun are scattered around the route, forcing the scarabs to take a shorter route to the pyramid. The statues can be destroyed by shooting them with the spheres. However, they are enchanted - when destroyed, they respawn at another location after a while.

Battle Mode[edit | edit source]

The player has to battle a thief or a wandering high prophet who has one of Queen Nefertiti's canopic jars. The treasure is in the middle of the line of spheres. The player has to make matches to spawn green pushing scarabs that will help in pushing the treasure to his side (green tent). The enemy on the other hand, will also attempt to make matches to spawn red pushing scarabs that will help in pushing the treasure to his side (red pyramid). When there are more pushing scarabs, the pushing power increases.

Free Play[edit | edit source]

The player can play any level that he has encountered in Adventure. There are two modes of Free Play - Classic and Endless. In Classic, the player plays it like in Adventure. However, he cannot earn ankh coins from the levels. In Endless, there is an infinite number of sphere-pushing scarabs which spawn at a faster time. The player has to survive for as long as he can.

Puzzle[edit | edit source]

Puzzle campaign is unlocked when the player has assembled the Sphinx in Adventure mode. In Puzzle, the spheres do not move, but the player has a limited number of spheres to clear the entire screen.

Removed Features[edit | edit source]

  • Gates to help you route the way.

References[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]