Lady Tut by Progame


lady_tut_01Publisher: Progame
Developer: Progame
Release Date: 1983
Code: Greggy
GFX: Greggy
Music: Greggy
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 84%
Completed by Neil Collins and Chris Rubio
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi and Neil Collins

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Vinny: So you’ve heard of Lady Gaga, right? Well long before the days for Bad Romance and Poker Face, there was another Lady in the form of a Commodore 64 computer game by the name of Lady Tut.
I’d never played or heard of this game before, and it wasn’t until the ending was kindly sent in by Neil and Chris Rubio, that I bothered loading it up from Gamebase64. And what a cool little game it is! It’s a maze/puzzler that I found incredibly addictive and just couldn’t stop myself from having ‘one final go’. Okay – so the graphics aren’t spectacular, and the sonix are seriously dire, but remember, this game was released in 1983 and so it was never going to dazzle us. It’s still a bloody good game… so what of the ending?
Neil: Lady Tut by Progame is a decent clone of the Arcade game Tutankhamun. The graphics are neat and colourful, and the gameplay is quite simple and enjoyable. You have to work your way through the 10 tombs, collecting treasure and keys on the way whilst avoiding the various nasties. You can fire at the enemies once you have collected enough treasure which builds up you shots. It’s not one of the best games on the C64, but it’s a decent version of a classic that’s great fun to play…
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The tomb is finally open…
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…and our hero’s quest is drawing to an end.
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I’m not too sure how Chris completed it, but I have a trainer version that allows me to select infinite live. You know you’ve got to when it offered! 😉 Neil completed it using an infinite lives cheat too.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The final level is quite tricky. There are a few doors to unlock and some of the enemies start to become invisible – which is a pain. If you manage to unlock all the doors, you gain access to the tomb of lady Tutankhamen. A large sprite of a pharaoh’s head is displayed as the final door opens before an end screen is shown. The final screen shows the sarcophagus of Lady Tut with hieroglyphics displayed on the tomb walls.
COMMENTS:
Neil: A fitting end, but it’s very dull and lacks animation. 2/10.
Vinny: In know I’ve already mentioned it, but for a game that was released back in 1983, this really is a cool kind of ending. The programmer has made an extra effort to give the game player some kind of visual reward for completing the task. It’s doesn’t look brilliant; it doesn’t sound fantastic; but for some reason it works. Not a high scorer, but still a good ending.
Brendan Phoenix: Ending is quite good for an oldie, I have not heard of this game either, so may give it a bash.
Kungfufurby: Short ending… and not really much. One picture after the end of the last level… plus, that jingle is taken from the Title screen.
However, I saw how old it was and I will admit, you don’t get that many games with that type of an ending from such an old game! That’s a 27 year old game, and it has a picture for an ending.
FINAL SAY: For its age, it’s rather cool!

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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