Friday, September 14, 2018

Eye Of Horus

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I've been trolling through my old videos and found Logotron's Eye Of Horus. I remember this curious platformer thanks to the confusing labyrinths with many rather peculiar enemies. So it's time to revisit this...

We're a hawk-god called Horus in search of his father's body parts. Yep. Apparently, these pieces can be put back together so we're able to avenge his death!! This ancient tomb contains many traps and even the decor appears angry, so finding the bits won't be easy. Being a demigod means we have the ability to morph into a hawk, even if birds don't have any hands to carry things... Keys and Amulets can be used from operating particular elevators to summoning other so-called gods. Okay, let's waste no more time talking and rebuild Daddy!


I think Eye Of Horus nails the ancient Egyptian scenario perfectly using awesome visuals.

Looking back, I can see why I felt overwhelmed: the level design is pretty confusing at times which isn't helped by the repeating (albeit nice) backgrounds. The mechanics behind the elevators/coloured keys are unnecessarily rubbish plus I think that there are far too many amulets. All enemies are unique and it's peculiarly funny when the fixtures and fittings begin wobbling in anger. Well, at least our demigod is armed with a paper gun!

Graphically, this game is sweet and reminds me of Death Trap but the intro whiffs of Ice Palace. Scrolling is super-smooth with gorgeous animations and the hieroglyphic backgrounds are stunning. Sound effects are very zesty but with a whiff of familiarity and they're accompanied by gorgeous Whittaker music. Not his best but superb.



Having said all my moans and groans, this is a cunning platformer with lots to offer. It's different and I loved exploring the tomb but the ability to flip into a hawk is a genius move. Just have a pen and paper ready to make a map until the right amulet is found... Overall, if you're willing to put in the time, then Eye Of Horus is a fantastic game.

Budding Daniel Jackson wannabes can download Eye Of Horus for floppy or hard drive.


Okay, Okay, let's keep this civil... but Hall Of Light has awesome maps, which I feel are essential.

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