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The Lost Ruby: An Interactive Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game released in 2011 that reboots the never-released Hieroglyphs Quest. It features the player joining Johnny Thunder on a quest to find the gem Re-Gou.
Game Details Edit
- Release Date: December 26, 2011
- Game Play Time: 8 min.
- Game Type: Point-and-Click Adventure
- Number of Players: 1
The Lost Ruby does not have physical contents, but it does virtually have three levels of play that let the player navigate an Egyptian tomb: The Temple, The Tomb, and The Treasure.
Throughout the three levels, there are written clues that help the players along, as well as puzzles that the players need to solve to continue. If a player activates a trap, the player dies and is sent back to the beginning of the game.
Features and Game Play Edit
The game takes place inside the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins, which Hiram Aziz had recently discovered and calls in Johnny Thunder and the player to investigate the tomb. Inside, players navigate through the three levels by clicking on the directional arrows. When an object can be interacted with, it will be highlighted with a button. Players should exercise caution, though, as many of the interactive objects are traps. These will kill off the player and send him or her back to the beginning of the first level.
Some of the interactive objects are clues, which can be clicked on and read. These clues will help the player to solve puzzles or, in some cases, to avoid traps.
Once Re-Gou is found, Johnny Thunder congratulates the player on finding it and encourages them to click on it to receive their reward. In the online version, this reward is a sneak peak clip for Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients. In the DVD version, this reward is a concept art gallery for Project U.
- Unlike most Mustache Maniacs Film Co. games, this game is considered canon in the cinematic universe. It takes place around the time that it was released online, which is December 2011.
- One major change from Hieroglyphs Quest to this game was the removal of the translation feature, as it was deemed a time-waster and killed the pace of the game.