Arabian (video game)

Arabian (アラビアン) is a platform game created by Sun Electronics. In 1983, it was published in arcades by Sun in Japan and Atari, Inc. in North America. The player assumes the role of an adventurous Arabian prince whose goal is to rescue the princess from her palace. During his quest, the prince will sail seas, crawl through caves, and fly magic carpets.

Arabian
Arabian arcadeflyer.png
Japanese arcade flyer
Developer(s)Sun Electronics
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc. (US)
Sun Electronics (Japan)
Platform(s)Arcade, Famicom
Release1983
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)1-2 players alternating
CabinetVertical
CPU1 × Z80 @ 3 MHz[1]
Sound1 × AY-3-8910 @ 1.5 MHz[1]
DisplayRaster, 234 x 256 pixels, 64 colors

A Famicom version was developed and released by Sunsoft only in Japan as Super Arabian (スーパーアラビアン).


GameplayEdit

ReceptionEdit

In Japan, Game Machine listed Arabian on their July 15, 1983 issue as being the fifth most-successful new table arcade unit of the year.[2]

LegacyEdit

Super Arabian was re-released in a two-in-one Sony PlayStation game, Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol.1, wh also included Ikki. Super Arabian, is one of the video games was adapted by Manga titled Susume!! Seigaku Dennou Kenkyuubu (進め!!静学電脳研究部, Shiawase no katachi), published in the Gamest Comics collection from April 1999.

Tales of the Arabian Nights by Interceptor Software is a home implementation of Arabian, and the title screen gives no indication that it was licensed from Atari or Sun Electronics. It was published in 1984/5 for the Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum.

The game was "re-released" for Nintendo Switch as part of the HAMSTER Arcade Archive series in October 2020. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arabian". Arcade History.
  2. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型新製品 (New Videos-Table Type)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 216. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 July 1983. p. 37.
  3. ^ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/arcade-archives-arabian-switch/

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