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Alley of the Sphinxes is the tenth level of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: Xbox, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, and Serious Sam Classics: Revolution.

Plot[edit | edit source]

After obtaining the Shrine of Amon-Ra relic from the Temple of Ptah, Sam walked in the desert for many days, and is forced to drop most of his ammo to make walking easier. He is now approaching Karnak in Thebes. To enter it, he must place the four elements onto four altars, which will cause an ancient guardian that brings death to appear.

Secrets[edit | edit source]

  1. To the far left, from the starting area, you'll see there is a small oasis. Pick up the items there to spawn some enemies and register the secret.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution[edit | edit source]

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Defeat the giant Lava Golem.

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter[edit | edit source]

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Defeat the Lava Golem boss.

Serious Sam Fusion[edit | edit source]

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Defeat the Lava Golem boss on Alley of the Sphinxes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In The First Encounter, this map is either set in the evening or afternoon, depending on the difficulty played. In Serious Sam HD and Serious Sam VR, it's set at night.
  • The big Lava Golem boss spawns at the end of Metropolis instead of at the end of this level in Serious Sam: Xbox.
  • In Serious Sam 1, if you walk about 5 minutes backwards from the way Sam spawned when the map starts, you can find a tower behind a sand mound in the desert. The tower is not present in the HD or VR versions of the game.
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