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The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian Review
6 November 2002
Excerpt: The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian is a new beat-'em-up for the GameCube based on this year's action blockbuster The Scorpion King . Itself an offshoot of The Mummy films, The Scorpion King movie was positioned as a vehicle for WWE wrestler The Rock's rise to action-movie stardom.
Excerpt: The movie-to-game translation is a time-honored tradition in the video game industry. Since the earliest days of home gaming with E.T. on the Atari 2600, we've seen more downright awful movie-licensed titles than most discriminating gamers would care to remember. Unfortunately, in the new PlayStation 2 version of The Scorpion King, subtitled Rise of the Akkadian, we have yet another example of how flawed the process of converting a successful movie into a playable game...