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  • Summary: After a wild party at Pharaoh‘s pyramid, young Assil accidentally dumps holy urns and gets himself a death curse – there he also discovers the precious amulet Ankh. Only Pharaoh can save Assil – however not only is it impossible to get an audition, but Assil also has another problem: Osiris,After a wild party at Pharaoh‘s pyramid, young Assil accidentally dumps holy urns and gets himself a death curse – there he also discovers the precious amulet Ankh. Only Pharaoh can save Assil – however not only is it impossible to get an audition, but Assil also has another problem: Osiris, God of the Underworld, is after the Ankh. [BHV] Expand
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  1. Take a really funny cartoon with all kinds of pop culture references and interesting characters. Add in several jokes that adults will understand and get a belly laugh from but is not too risqué for the kiddies. Throw in some really entertaining scenes like a camel getting the scrub through a car type wash or watching Assil rappel out the nose of a sphinx and you have Ankh.
  2. It looks good and it’s well acted and it’s funny. And while it’s also short and easy, at least it’s fun while it’s short and easy, and I always prefer that to the opposite.
  3. The humor and style of Ankh delivers a fun and appealing quest and players will have a melon tweaking time with the numerous puzzles found through out the game.
  4. It’s fun and humorous, if not a little short, and except for a few snags here and there when it comes to looking for items or trying to think up the next too-convoluted solution, it’s a fun game to play through to the end.
  5. Ankh delivers an enjoyable, kid-friendly romp through an attractive Egyptian setting in a compact, old-fashioned point-and-click package that is sure to induce a chuckle or two.
  6. It does nothing amazing, but it puts some spring back into the step of the adventure game genre and hails back to the quality and humour of Lucasarts classics of yore.
  7. The writers spent so much time copying classic LucasArts adventures that they forgot to make the game enjoyable on its own. [Feb. 2007, p.74]

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  1. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    i searched for a digital copy from this game, for weeks. then i finally found it on gamefly. after that, my Ankh trilogy was complete and ii searched for a digital copy from this game, for weeks. then i finally found it on gamefly. after that, my Ankh trilogy was complete and i started to play it.
    now i can say that this searching for the first Ankh game was no waste of time or money!
    Yes, graphics are may be not very smooth...but i like that old skool look. dialogue and characters are funny. voice acting is good in english. and i just love that ancient-egypt scenery.
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  2. ZuffuluZT
    May 1, 2008
    9
    I only played the german version of this game, which is the original, so I can't say anything about the quality of the translations orI only played the german version of this game, which is the original, so I can't say anything about the quality of the translations or speakers.
    But what I can say is that the german version is a very very good game! It really reminds me of the good old Lucas Arts adventures that we all love so much, because it has a similar style, great gags, logical riddles and VERY good speakers that fit to the characters, which create a very convenient atmosphere. The only reason why I don't give it a 10 is because it is a little too easy for an adventure-verteran like me. But that is probably just me and it still is a great game that I will definitely play again in a little while.
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