Purveyors of Fine Shareware
"The game is graphically
appealing because of its excellent design, its use of perspective,
its detailed monsters, and its real hieroglyphics written on
Selected as one of the "200
Best Macintosh Products"
"It's a fascinating game
-- you can spend many hours exploring the Great Pyramid of RA."
"An impressive adventure.
Anyone over the age of eight should find this game enjoyable."
"Aficionados of the genre
will become engrossed."
Scarab of Ra
Scarab of Ra is a graphic adventure game, long considered one of the classics of Macintosh shareware. Become an archaeology student, following the great explorer Mississippi Smith on his most challenging expedition!
Scarab of RA combines a simple point-and-click user interface with a complex, long-lasting, and challenging game. It features three-dimensional, point-of-view graphics and full on-line help. It has been favorably reviewed in both Macworld and MacUser magazines, and is often selected for inclusion in "best of shareware" collections.
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?)
You'll find that the pyramid is divided into floors or levels, and each level is a maze whose exit leads to the entrance of the next level down. The exit doors are locked, so before you can leave a level, you must find the key for its exit. You'll also find other things as you explore: the lost and abandoned detritus of earlier explorers, piles of gold left by ancient RA worshipers, dangerous animals, hidden traps. You must use your ingenuity and the tools you find to avoid the worst of the hazards.
Latest Version: Scarab of Ra 1.4
Requires: Any Macintosh, any system software.
Recommended: System 6.0 or later, including Mac OS 8.