Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy GameCube

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    Getting the Mummy burnt, shocked, and sliced makes for both fun and funny gameplay. Watching Sphinx do double-jumps and sword strokes, on the other hand, fills me with "eh." [Dec 2003, p.204]
  2. Average doesn't have to equate with mediocre or bad, though. Sphinx may not bring anything new to the table or anything gamers hadn't already seen in the Zelda series, but it is a fun game.
  3. games(TM)
    60
    While Sphinx's adventures are rather average and play very similarly to "Starfox Adventures" and the Zelda games, the Mummy levels are a different matter - stealth and laughs abound in equal measures and there are some extremely clever puzzles that fully exploit the Mummy's undead status. [Mar 2004, p.119]
  4. Attempts to be a platform game heavy on the puzzles, but it's really just a boring platform game. It's too bad it's a video game and not a slide show, because playing the game is almost painfully boring at times despite the graphics.

Awards & Rankings

#59 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User 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. WouterB.
    Mar 16, 2005
    8
    It's no zelda, but it is a great action adventure.
  3. 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. Full Review »