Pharaoh's Pyramid - the right spelling despite the logo on the rulebook and package - shows that pattern-changing programs are moving into the mainstream. This disk shares features like its pyramid-of-blocks playfield with Q*bert, but its original elements give it a special flavor all its own.
Helping Little Achmed build Ramses' tomb is the main goal. Achmed hops from block to... [more]
To be worthy of my time and money, a Q*bert clone has got to offer something the original didn't have such as a stronger plot, more and/or weirder enemies, and tougher reflex and strategy tests. Pharaoh's Pyramid manages to succeed on all three counts, and does so with some of the most colorful and well animated 48K Atari computer graphics I've ever seen.
The basic... [more]