Arabian (video game)
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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.
Japanese arcade flyer
|Publisher(s)||Atari, Inc. (US)|
Sun Electronics (Japan)
|Platform(s)||Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX Spectrum|
|Mode(s)||1-2 players alternating|
|CPU||1 × Z80 @ 3 MHz|
|Sound||1 × AY-3-8910 @ 1.5 MHz|
|Display||Raster, 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).
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.
- Memorial Series: SunSoft Vol. 1 webpage
- Arabian at Arcade History
- Arabian at the Killer List of Videogames
- Tales of the Arabian Nights at SpectrumComputing.co.uk
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