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Game Giveaway of the day — Mysteries Of Horus

Experience the mercy of the gods among ancient Egyptian sands!
User rating: 21 (91%) 2 (9%) 6 comments

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Challenge your logic and reaction satisfying the forsaken ancient idol who gradually rewards you with points for making him feel better. Pick up old Egyptian signs and put them above into empty slots of horizontal papyrus that moves and shows you more available places. Fill it all to make it disappear and get an empty one. This fretful god is very nervous and you need to keep his satisfaction up to the mark. For this don't forget to give him gifts and work swiftly. Combine symbols of the same color together to create a combo and get more points for solving Mysteries Of Horus.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor 700 Mhz or better; 256 Mb RAM; 32 Mb of video memory; DirectX 7.0





File Size:

16.9 MB



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Mysteries Of Horus:

In Brief:
Mysteries Of Horus is a challenging 14 year old matching pairs game that was originally given away on January 5th, 2019 where it received a positive 86% from 36 votes with 5 comments that you can read HERE.

You can see a few in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE (Français). If you wish to wee what the game plays like yourself before downloading today's game, you can play Mysteries Of Horus in your browser for free HERE; though you do require adobe flash player installed; plus, there's a short advert (not installed to your system) before you can play the game. If you do install Flash Player, you will occasionally receive a pop up from Adobe suggesting you uninstall the flash player because they no longer support it; however, this can be ignored. You can also download it from Gamehouse for free HERE, though you do have to install their game client before you can install it; I'm not sure if this is just a demo, or a full version freebie?

Tremble with respect, ancient Egypt, for there is a chosen one to satisfy your gods and unveil all Mysteries of Horus! Welcome, stranger, you are about to begin one of the most captivating adventures in the world. Challenge your logic and reaction satisfying the forsaken ancient idol who gradually rewards you with points for making him feel better. Pick up old Egyptian signs and put them above into empty slots of horizontal papyrus that moves and shows you more available places. Fill it all to make it disappear and get an empty one. This fretful god is very nervous and you need to keep his satisfaction up to the mark. For this don't forget to give him gifts and work swiftly. Combine symbols of the same colour together to create a combo and get more points for solving Mysteries Of Horus. Sometimes specials lie over certain slots - be free to put a symbol there and receive an extra bonus which may be of great help. You may find a pause which slows down time or a gem, which you need to collect and buy additional amulets. Get them all because a level lasts till you earn a sum of points equal to the amulet. If this amount is less than level target - you lose. Not all symbols fit the situation you have, but you may always discard a symbol, just keep in mind this will hurt the god's feelings. The further you go - the more symbols and papyrus lines you have. Finish level with quite a lot of points and a satisfied god and gain a bunch of extra gems as a reward. Download this awesome skill game Mysteries Of Horus absolutely free of charge and experience the mercy of the gods among ancient Egyptian sands.

Reference accessed HERE 8th October 2021.

The Game:
Ah, ancient Egypt; Land of forbidden secrets, towering pyramids, mysterious boy-kings and, uh… hieroglyphic-matching races against the clock?

Hey – go with the flow in Mysteries of Horus, an easily-learned, tough-to-master arcade outing that’ll tax both your reflexes and grey matter. Despite a few textual inconsistencies and technical glitches, it’s a relatively diverting amusement capable of helping you kill some time between more captivating and epic adventures.

All you need to know to begin: The ancient gods need appeasing. So what’s the secret to ensuring their happiness? Easy! Just slot appropriate symbols – i.e. birds, spheres, squiggles, bowls, rectangles and prostrate figures – into a series of silhouettes which quickly roll along the screen in a stack of moving horizontal rows. The number of symbols you can use to fill in such holes is, naturally, limited.
Each time you successfully place an object on these conveyor belts, points are added to your score, up to set maximums. Collect enough, and you’ll earn an amulet (the type of which determines how many points you can potentially nab), several of which may need to be retrieved in order to complete any given stage.

Of course, the more time taken, the more points are subtracted from the actual number awarded when you obtain each amulet. (You can boost totals by making point-multiplying combos, created when two or more objects of similar colour are placed next to one another.)

What’s more, to advance past each level, you not only need to obtain amulets – you also have to beat a minimum target score. Meaning that while it is possible to technically finish any given scenario, well… You won’t necessarily beat it. Hence the reason you’re afforded three lives, or chances, with which to complete the game’s 100 challenging puzzles.

Making combos grows trickier the further into the title you progress, partly due to increasing speeds. Difficulty also ramps up based on the level of infrequency with which certain (and certain-coloured) objects appear.

Collectible gems can be retrieved by making matches using silhouettes containing these jewels. They’re also awarded at the end of every stage based on your performance. You can spend these items between scenarios purchasing god-appeasing magical gifts or amulets that offer higher potential point maximums.

The gods grow angrier with easy passing second, as represented through a shrinking meter which represents their dwindling satisfaction. The more unhappy they are at the end of every level, the less gems you’ll be offered. To regain favour, you can either make huge combos, or offer up the magic gifts you’ve collected in exchange for varying levels of forgiveness

Bonus items occasionally appear, letting you earn extra points, slow time, cause spaces currently-selected pieces can fit within to flash and instantly fill in any gap.

A discard box offers the opportunity to immediately scrap any piece, which will randomly be replaced by another object in the limited pool of symbols you can select from; however, be aware that this also increases the gods anger.

Surprisingly thought-provoking, play soon shifts from leisurely to frantic, as you realize maintaining score minimums by feverishly slamming down symbols is imperative. Tempting as trying for big combos proves, sometimes, your only recourse is letting spare shapes fall where they may.

Alas, this unpredictability isn’t always a plus – luck, not skill, all too often dictates whether you’ll emerge triumphant. But determining when to hang onto gems, when to spend them on magic gifts and when an amulet (and hence, max point score) upgrade is mandatory is a fun science unto itself. As such, you’ll find yourself quickly immersed in the thrill of the hunt.

Bearing this in mind, you’ll largely enjoy the overall experience, along with its above-average audio-visual presentation. A few issues worth mentioning, though…

Once selected, pieces can only be dropped by placing them into a silhouette – it’s important to watch where you click. Text translations (the game was made overseas) are often rough and confusing. Fatal crashes to the desktop which result in irrecoverable saved games are frequent too.

Nonetheless, so long as you’re willing to stomach these occasionally frustrating setbacks, there’s considerable entertainment value to be had. The Mysteries of Horus aren’t all worth uncovering. Still, those that are rapidly prove worth their weight in antique gold.

Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Joel Brodie on Aug 30, 2006, re-posted and edited by Whiterabbit-uk 5th January 2019 and again reposted 8th October 2021.
Although over 14 years old, this game is still as challenging as I remember it (I bought it via Reflexive arcade about 14 years ago). The graphics look a little pixelated, but no so that it looks too retro. The concept is simple, but the game gets harder and harder as you progress, due mainly to the speed of the conveyors gradually increasing in speed, making it very challenging in the later levels and, too challenging for me as I prefer a more leisurely paced game. I now remember never finishing it; still, I think it's well worth installing if you like a simple but addictive game concept with an increasingly challenging level progression. Gaming has come a long way both in graphic quality and a wider choice of genres and cross genre developments since this game was released back in 2006..

If you have any issues starting , downloading or installing the game, please first refer to the FAQ's thread over in the giveaway 'game discussion' forum HERE. If you can't find a solution there, then please do post your issue in this comment section. Some other steps/things you can try before posting your issue include checking your event logs for any error messages regarding the game; these can often give you a clue as to what the issue is. To access the event logs type event viewer in the search field, this will open a best match window, with the Event Viewer icon at the top of the list. Other issues are usually a result of the weekend giveaways game installer being wrapped with a Themida wrapper. Themida wrappers can also be used to hide malware, so some anti malware suites will automatically block them. There are that a few ways to circumvent this issue; that you'll find in the FAQ's thread I've linked to above.


Notes on Security

I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found 2 hits (Zoner & Zilliya) from 60 antimalware engines. Zoner and Zillya are two of only several that often tag MyPlayCity games from all the others; most of which are better known and more reliable, but the other 58 antimalware engines found the installed game free from any malware, so the two results are almost certainly false positives.

The downloaded executable 'may' include some low level adware that opens your browser to MyPlayCity's home page after the game has installed and also places two shortcuts (not including the games shortcut) onto your desktop. These can be safely deleted once the game has been installed.

The installation does NOT inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to MyPlayCity's home page following the games installation, it earns MyPlayCity games some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free.
You can see the results of the scan via the following link:


Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)


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You can usually find links to Steam and non Steam freebies via Delenn's threads over in the forums HERE (non-Steam) and HERE (Steam). Thanks a million for keeping these threads updated frequently Delenn, it's really appreciated by me and I'm sure many other community members.

The latest Humble Choice bundle unlocked Tuesday 5th October; If you have the original subscription before it changed from the Humble Monthly to the Humble Choice bundle you get 12 games plus a DRM free indie arcade game called The Groundz (Set in a Oakland, CA circa 1993, The Groundz is a street dodge ball game where players smash on each other at Parks and Rec's and Youth Development Centers all across the city. Smash on opponents in a 2 vs. 2 with friends) and access to all the games in the Humble Trove while your subscription is live. The Humble Trove includes around 75+ titles. The DRM free titles you can download and keep forever. The other games in the Trove can be downloaded and played while your subscription is live. If you suspend a month you lose access to those games for that month. They are adding games to the Trove virtually every month. Here's just a few examples of what's included in the Trove. Race the Sun: Challenge Edition, Zodiac II, Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky, Shady Knight, 20 minute Metropolis, Keyboard Sports, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (this is £14.99 on Steam, you get the DRM free copy, so can still play it if you suspend your subscription). Also includes Valhalla Hills (another Steam game worth £7.99, but you get the DRM free version), Broken Sword 5, Runestone Keeper, Bomber Crew, (another DRM free copy that is £14.99 on Steam), Drawkanoid (£3.99 on Steam), Actually quite a few of the games in the Trove are also on Steam, but you always get the DRM free version.

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If you come across any games that are worth downloading, please do post details and links in Delenn's threads HERE (non-Steam) and HERE (Steam). Thank you in advance.

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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Elias the Mighty is exactly like this game. I've had it installed on my system for a couple of years (I think) now. I like it well enough to have kept it this long, but though I'm pretty quick, I don't progress very far in the game play.

Reply   |   Comment by Kelltic  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)


Well spotted Kelltic, :)

Elias The Mighty was given away HERE on the 24th March 2019.

And yes, it is very similar; apart from the theme i.e. Russian fairy tale vs. Egyptian mythology, as well as the items you buy and the items you pick up from the conveyor, that are just skins, with some name changes; otherwise the game mechanic and layouts are exactly the same.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Fatal error and cannot shut down game without restart of PC Win 10 updated

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)


Hi Chuck, the game is over 14 years old, so try going into compatibility mode and change to XP. Also, check your event logs as you may find clues as to why there was a fatal error.

The game works perfectly on my Win 10 Pro system.

To help with shutting down the game when you next try, change to windowed mode; this should then enable you to get to the task bar to shut the game down if you get the fatal error message again.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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