Big Karnak

Arcade Video game published 29 years ago by Gaelco

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Listed and emulated in MAME !

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Big Karnak © 1991 Gaelco S.A.

In this platform game you control a pharaoh that attempts to fight through several deadly enemies like cobras and scorpions.
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Game ID : 901112-1

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2.21675 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 1024

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Shot, [B] Jump


Looks like that the game uses some (2) sounds from "Double Dragon". One is the sound, when the protagonist is hit (errg!), which is the same sound when an enemy dies in Double Dragon. The other sound is when the hero hits an enemy (trxt!!).

The boss at the start of the 2nd stage was a rip of Karnov in "Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja".


* Items list :
Cup : Give extra energy.
Egg timer : Give extra time.
Sword : Extra arms phase I.
Scepter : Extra arms phase II.
Life : Extra life - 100,000 points.


Direction : Julian Goicoa
Story : Tony Yeste
Program : Luis Jonama, Albert Sunyer
Graphics : Tony Yeste
Graphics C. : Xavier Arrebola
Sound : Josep Quingles
Hardware design : Chu-Lin


Game's ROM.