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Scarab of Ra

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scarab_of_ra.sit (89.73 KB)
MD5: 3f49dc2ad5e0be07581499710ad90550
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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scarab_of_ra13.sit (86.97 KB)
MD5: 3d5f19371e5078200e47b7bbc409416b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

A turn-based, first-person 3D dungeon crawl. The only escape from the Pyramid of Ra is to gather the sun god's three relics, but the Scarab carries a curse...

  A freak sandstorm in Egypt has uncovered the top of the Great Pyramid of RA the Sun-God. Already dozens of explorers, singly and in teams, have entered the pyramid through the door at the very top. None have ever returned. You, a lowly undergraduate student in Archaeology, have decided to enter the pyramid on your own and learn its secrets, and (if you can) survive to tell the outside world of its wonders.

In the dark of night, you have crept out of camp and into the Great Pyramid. You have stolen a little food, a lantern, and some oil for it, but that's all the equipment you were able to take on short notice. However, you expect to find abandoned food and equipment left behind in the pyramid by the other, earlier expeditions. (The ones that didn't make it out -- remember?)


Top file is version 1.4, bottom is 1.3.

Architecture: 68k

68k coded - Runs fine on PPC Mac too.


soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2019, December 7 - 8:55pm

Review from MacFormat 19 (Dec. 1994) added.

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, December 18 - 12:39pm

A video of this game:

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2014, November 22 - 7:54am

There is a mathematical bug in the software which lets you get virtually endless cash while haggling. A friend of mine discovered it, and the game is nigh on impossible to finish without all that gold.

(I never saw the mummy, or finished).

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, August 28 - 6:49pm

The primary idea behind copyright was that it was to provide an income for the copyright holder and their immediate offspring.

False. The purpose of copyright and patents is

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

(Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution.)

So some countries and media (books, etc.), it lasts for 75 years after the authors death. Some it's 120 years from copyright issued, some it's defined by the death of the last of their immediate offspring.

I'm thinking in terms of US copyright here. Some countries do have more reasonable copyright terms, but such countries are few.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, August 28 - 6:19pm


Nope, copyright lasts WAY longer than that. Between 75 and 120 years!!!

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, June 18 - 5:22am

2 more years and it's out of copyright Laughing out loud

Cannot be possible that this is still shareware?! There must be an issue with Kagi leaving old accounts active...

EDIT: Nope, they are dead serious Sad

Bugman's picture
by Bugman - 2010, June 17 - 4:14pm

Since the developers are still active, it should be emphasized that this game is still active Shareware. Here is the link to purchase the game:

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2010, June 4 - 7:02am


Could you upload those versions somewhere, if it isn't too much a hassle?

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2010, June 3 - 10:19am

Haha, me too. They freaked me out! It's Perhaps the only sound effect in the whole game.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, June 3 - 8:25am

@watchsmart, I've found v1.2 and v1.3, and I may have some older still. v1.1 is on the BMUG_PDROM_B3 uploaded here.

macgirl84's picture
by macgirl84 - 2010, June 3 - 7:50am

I still jump every time I get hit by a spear trap. ^_^;;

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2010, June 3 - 2:03am

For what it's worth, if anyone has old versions of the game (uploaded is 1.4, the last), I'd love to get my paws on them.

And also: The developers of this game are still around!

j_damage•69's picture
by j_damage•69 - 2010, June 2 - 1:48pm

That mummy always scared me at the end. The Monkeys where a pain. Great game!

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2010, June 2 - 12:38pm

This is one of the all time great shareware titles for the Mac. Everyone should try it.

Slik's picture
by Slik - 2010, June 2 - 3:25am

Seems to work fine in Mini vMac, too.