The Mummy Demastered

Game Info

Developer
Wayforward
Publisher
WayForward
Release Date
October 24, 2017
Monetization
One Time Purchase
Review Score
7.0
Purchase
Steam

Developer WayForward and Universal team up to you The Mummy Demastered. Based on the 2017 The Mummy and set in the same "Dark Universe", The Mummy Demastered is loosely based on the plot of the movie, where the player stars as a nameless grunt in the Prodigium organization must fight against the undead hordes of Princess Ahmanet, destroying her once and for all.

The game boasts a classic, 16 bit look and classic, 2D action-platforming. Explore several zones interconnected with each other, so only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will be able to grow in power and take on Ahmanet and her legions. Use a variety of weapons, from grenades to flamethrowers, and unlock special powers to search every inch of the world and take the fight against The Mummy herself. But be careful, for if you die you will become the next soul in Ahmanet's army.

 
 

According to Wikipedia:

The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania video game released in October 2017 by WayForward Technologies based on the 2017 film The Mummy. It takes place concurrently with the events of the film, with players playing Prodigium soldiers under the command of Dr. Henry Jekyll (with the likeness of Russell Crowe from the film) who must fight the evil forces of Princess Ahmanet (with the likeness of Sofia Boutella).

Gameplay


The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania-style game where players traverse a large map which opens up to the player as they make progress in the game. Upon dying the game resets the player as a new character, who then must retrieve their items from a zombified version of their former selves.

The player's character is a soldier who works for Prodigium, as they follow Princess Ahmanet and battle her monsters, before eventually defeating her and Set in the final battle. There are two endings in this game, each of which are determined by the player's survival in their escape from the collapsing tomb.

In terms of the Metroidvania genre, Destructoid noted that the game seems to more closely resemble later side scrolling Castlevania games as opposed to Super Metroid, with GameSpot noting that it also seemingly takes influence from Ghosts 'n Goblins.

 

Reception


The game has been received positively, with critics praising WayForward's pixel art and mastery of the Metroidvania genre, while also noting it as a massive improvement over the movie it was based on.