Big Karnak

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Big Karnak
Big Karnak Flyer.png
Big Karnak arcade flyer.
Developer(s) Julian Goicoa and team
Publisher(s) Gaelco
Platform(s) Arcade Game
Release date(s) 1991 (Arcade)
Genre(s) Platform game / Hack and slash
Mode(s) Single player, Up to 2 players simultaneously
Cabinet Horizontal
CPU 68000
Sound Sound CPU : M6809
Sound Chips : YM3812, OKI6295
Display Raster, 320 x 240 pixels, 1024 colors

Big Karnak is a scrolling platform "Hack and slash" arcade game released in 1991 by Gaelco. The game takes place in an Ancient Egypt setting.


  • The temple guard outside at the beginning of the second level has an uncanny resemblance to the Karnov boss from Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja. Their sprites are nearly identical.
  • Also, when hit, he makes a sound that is identical to the one used in the arcade game Double Dragon, in which an enemy/boss makes after being utterly defeated.