Welcome to a sister article to In The Games Corner that is about computer games but with a different spin. I have been playing computer games from a very young age and I find that some games when I think of them are attached to very strong memories. So, I thought it would be fun to share memories that I have attached to some of these games as there are a few. I wanted to call this feature Memory Card because a lot of my memories that i have strongly are around the Playstation 1 and there will be a few around that particular card. Today we take a look at Oh Mummy
I think when you look back at games you played as a child, you have a lot of nostalgic feeling even when the game is retro. I think that it is also really fun to look back on older games as well as you can always remember the feelings and emotions that you have when you think of that particular game.
When I was quite young, I think under the age of ten years old we were given a second hand Amstrad computer – the ones where you load tapes to play the games. We had quite a few games but only a handful worked and one of them that did that I enjoyed was a game called Oh Mummy.
The game was based on a style of grid format where there were 13 rectangles placed around the square that the hero of the game would have to walk around whilst avoiding the Mummies. The aim of the game was to unveil all the treasure in the ‘tombs’ by walking around the rectangles in the maze to open them to try and find the tomb and the key. The character would leave footsteps so you could see where you have been and where you needed to go to finish the level.
When a rectangle had been walked around fully, it would either reveal a scroll, mummy, key or tomb and sometimes, nothing at all! If you opened a rectangle with a scroll it meant that you were able to kill one of the mummies by walking up to them. As you passed levels, the difficulty and the speed of the mummies increased.
As a kid it was such a fun game to play, it may be simple but it was a lot of fun (and frustration) and that age. The monsters were fun to try and avoid and it was quite relaxing trying to make a whole square.