|Sierra On-Line published Laura Bow 2: The dagger of Amon Ra in the year 1992. It's a good adventure game, part of the Laura Bow series. Laura Bow 2: The dagger of Amon Ra runs on DOS and can be played by 1 player.|
|designers:||Bruce J. Balfour|
|genre:||adventure : point & click|
|view:||3rd person, side view|
|keywords:||crime and mystery, setting: ancient Egypt, urban setting, modern world, female protagonist|
|multiplayer:||single player only|
|distribution:||3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom|
|graphics:||VGA, MCGA, EGA, Tandy|
|sound:||Adlib, MIDI, Pro Audio Spectrum, Roland, Sound Blaster, Thunderboard|
The identity of the murderer is not automatically revealed at the end of the game. Instead, the player is asked a series of a questions, ostensibly by the police, to prove that Laura had solved the crimes and discovered the secrets of the other suspects.
The visual style of the game is based on on the artwork of J. C. Leyendecker. In addition, the cover for the game is based on Leyendecker's cover for the 18 March 1905 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
Pippin Carter, one of the characters of the game, is a parody of a real archaeologist named Howard Carter. Pippin, in the midst of dialogue, even references Howard's discovery as the Tutankhamen exhibit and noting that he would "hate to embarrass [his] relative by putting his Tutankhamen artifacts on display here."