Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy GameCube

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  • Summary: Ancient Egyptian mythology comes to life in the Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play the role of Sphinx, a headstrong demigod who travels the world via portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Equipped with a magical sword and a blowpipe, you'll need all your wits, agility, and special powersAncient Egyptian mythology comes to life in the Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play the role of Sphinx, a headstrong demigod who travels the world via portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Equipped with a magical sword and a blowpipe, you'll need all your wits, agility, and special powers to overcome powerful enemies. When being inconspicuous is the only solution, control Sphinx's reluctant hero friend, The Mummy. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Play Magazine
    91
    This game is, simply put, brilliant. The music is intoxicating, the locales magical and the overall vibe decidedly dreamy. [Dec 2003, p.77]
  2. Great graphics and a breathtaking soundtrack put it right at the top of the 2003 holiday heap. Everything in this game comes together beautifully.
  3. You've got an awesome fantasy setting (which is really well realised), two characters with original and familiar styles of play, platforming, awesome visuals, 20-hours of gameplay, and something that The Wind Waker didn't have; A decent challenge.
  4. 80
    Some decent voice acting would have added just that much more to the feel and presentation of this title – so I was disappointed when I realized it was just going to be a text delivery system for the story.
  5. It provides the type of Zelda thrills you would expect with excellent puzzles and a truly enjoyable game world. Slight deficiencies do announce themselves, including a game-killing glitch 1/3 of the way through, a lackluster final boss and a rushed ending that just screams "Sequel!"
  6. Truly a great game. It's one of the best adventure titles for the Gamecube, and one that was horribly unnoticed.
  7. netjak
    49
    We've been playing games almost exactly like this (though not nearly as pretty) ever since the PlayStation/Nintendo 64 days. While the graphics and audio are just above average, compared to its contemporaries, Sphinx is a rather anachronistic play experience that falls short when seen next to some of the more brilliant and innovative platformers (e.g. "Jak II") around today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    10
    This game is the best game i've ever played in my life!
    When I was 1 year old I even was watching how my parents and my brother played this
    This game is the best game i've ever played in my life!
    When I was 1 year old I even was watching how my parents and my brother played this game!
    I was soo in to this game that when I was getting in to the game play I felt like I was In a different world.

    10/10!!!! LOVE IT!
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  2. JohnathonR.
    Dec 30, 2003
    10
    Ingenious layout. Hard to stop playing.
  3. R.G.
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    A grand and epic adventure, this game is worthy of being considered one of the great titles for the Gamecube. The levels are immense, the A grand and epic adventure, this game is worthy of being considered one of the great titles for the Gamecube. The levels are immense, the puzzles well thought out, and the action is superb. Expand
  4. RasheedH.
    Nov 25, 2003
    9
    This game was fun and entertaining and fairly original and would most likely entertain younger audiences also.
  5. WouterB.
    Mar 16, 2005
    8
    It's no zelda, but it is a great action adventure.
  6. VictorG.
    Jan 4, 2004
    5
    The game is great looking and fun UNTIL you get to the spot with the BUG and CAN'T GO ON. My saved game was saved at a BAD SPOT (ONLY The game is great looking and fun UNTIL you get to the spot with the BUG and CAN'T GO ON. My saved game was saved at a BAD SPOT (ONLY 6.5 hrs. into it) and then you have to start all over. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#59 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003