Tutankham [Model PB5340]

A 35-year-old Atari 2600 Cart. by Parker Bros.

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): tutankhm tutankhme


Tutankham © 1983 Parker Bros.

Inside King Tut's tomb are treasures beyond your wildest dreams. They can be yours... if you dare to take them. Supernatural creatures roam the mazes of the tomb guarding the treasures at all costs. Your only defenses against them are your laser gun...and your wits. Blast away, snatch the loot, escape through secret passageway before it's too late! And when you see a key, take that, too. It will unlock the door to the next chamber and the next adventure. Enter King Tut's tomb and see what awaits you...if you dare.


Model PB5340


When the game begins, you're an archaeologist with three lives. You're in the first of four burial chambers inside King Tut's tomb. As soon as you press RESET, start moving the archaeologist through the maze. These are the things you must do:

Find the Key. Inside each chamber is a key. As soon as you see it, go after it. You'll need it in order to enter the next chamber at the end of the maze. Once you have the key you'll see it in the archaeologist's hand.

Watch out for Creature Nests. Throughout the maze are creatures' nests.Creatures of varying speeds and species can spring from them at any time. Just before they do, however, you'll hear a 'slurp-like' sound. When you hear it, get ready to fire at the approaching creature!

To fire your laser gun: press the fire button while you move the Joystick either left or right, depending on the direction in which you wish to fire. You cannot fire up or down.

If you're in a tight spot and can't seem to fire your way out, you can activate the laser flash. Just hold down the fire button while you move the Joystick up. The laser flash will cause all the creatures on the screen to disappear... just long enough for you to escape. You'll start with three flashes, so use them wisely!

Pick up Treasure. Various kinds of exotic and priceless treasures are located throughout the maze. You'll find them tucked away in alcoves. Just remember that you don't have to go after each one--especially if it's too risky. As the astute archaeologist knows, some treasures are more valuable than others. It's up to you to decide which ones you most desire. Good luck.

Find the Secret Passageways. Secret passageways let you zip from one side of the chamber to the other. They can let you escape dangerous situations. Oftentimes it's the only way to continue through the maze. Because a secret is a secret, it's up to you to find out where each one is located.

Watch the Time Band. The time band monitors the amount of ammunition in your laser gun. The longer you remain in the maze, the faster the ammo is used up. So try to complete the maze as quickly as you can. Your ammo supply replenishes with each new chamber.

Open the Door. At the end of each maze, you'll find a door. As long as the archaeologist has the key in hand, he'll unlock that door when he reaches it.
Behind it lies another fabulous treasure and the entrance to the next chamber! If the archaeologist has no key when he reaches the door, he must go back and get it.


Programmer: Dave Engman

Game's ROM.