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Arabian

You play an adventurous Arabian prince and your goal is to rescue the princess from her palace. In your quest you will sail the seas, crawl in caves and fly magic carpets. Score points on the way for picking up the letters in "A-R-A-B-I-A-N" and get a bonus if they are collected in order.

 

Game Information

Game Name: Arabian

Released By: Atari, 1983

MAME ROMset: arabian

Dip Switches: Starting lives: 3; Carry Bowls To Next Life: Yes; Bonus life: 20000

Chosen By: LarcenTyler

ROM Location: http://romhustler.net/download/mame/204

Twin Galaxies MAME World Record: 152,350

 

 

Competition ends Sunday, October 17 @ 12PM EDT

 

Leaderboard

1. 76,450 patbb

2. 60,000 rmaerz

3. 31,700 roadrunner

4. 31,000 FlyingTurtle

5. 24,700 ClassicGMR

6. 22,000 HatefulGravey

7. 17,850 LarcenTyler

 

 

 

 

Season Standings

Calculations through week 9

1. patbb 334

2. rmaerz 324

3. roadrunner 250

4. LarcenTyler 187

5. ClassicGMR 88

6. Dr Galaga 65

7. FlyingTurtle 46

8. Zoyx 20

9. 4Ks 18

10. HatefulGravey 12

11. Mister VCS 6

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Very cool game!

The last time I play that one was at my local arcade ... they close in 1990!

 

23,200

 

Get all the letters in order, spell ARABIAN, and get a 4,000 points bonus at the end of the round. (at lease for the 2 first round)

 

BTW, this game required a 8 way joystick ... Mine was still set at 4 way on my fisrt game ... it's easier to crawl with an 8 way :ponder:

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I HATE that platform level... really annoying.

 

Agreed...I think the way jumping was designed in this game shows on the third and fourth "pages" how much of a better job could have been done.

 

Also, on the fourth page I feel disoriented in regard to exactly where my Arabian is located in respect to the bad guys and magic carpets on the screen. The first two levels are nice but the next two are ugly.

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I was watching a youtube video on this game and the comment was made in the video that falling will not kill you. Umm... falling kills me on the 3rd screen from time to time. Seems like you can only fall so far. Am I playing with something set wrong? I went over the settings and all again but I feel the need to ask. Is there something wrong or are others seeing this too?

 

I also agree, jump should have been a button here.

 

Also, what would happen if you mapped player 1 up as a botton? That could actually work I think. I'll have to try it when I get home. Not true to the game, and I wouldn't submit those scores, but I could enjoy the game alittle more.

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falling kills me on the 3rd screen from time to time. Seems like you can only fall so far. Am I playing with something set wrong? I went over the settings and all again but I feel the need to ask. Is there something wrong or are others seeing this too?

 

 

You can die if the magic carpet traps you on the edge of the screen. Also, there is a timer which can kill you off as well. This is another flaw in the game as there is no way of knowing how much time you have left on the level. I only discovered this on the first level in attempt of scalping points thinking that there was no timer and therefore no incentive to progress past the first screen.

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falling kills me on the 3rd screen from time to time. Seems like you can only fall so far. Am I playing with something set wrong? I went over the settings and all again but I feel the need to ask. Is there something wrong or are others seeing this too?

 

You can die if the magic carpet traps you on the edge of the screen. Also, there is a timer which can kill you off as well. This is another flaw in the game as there is no way of knowing how much time you have left on the level. I only discovered this on the first level in attempt of scalping points thinking that there was no timer and therefore no incentive to progress past the first screen.

 

When falling down near the edge of the screen, hold the joystick down, this way you will be in the crawling position when you hit the floor and the carpet will fly over you.

 

The only way to know that you are close to run out of time is to have a look where the ARABIAN letters are. This will change to a Skulls progress bar, when the progress bar gets to the right end side, you are dead. I don't know if there is a special sound to let you know to hurry up, I never notice it. A warning similar to the one in Bubble Bobble will have being a good idea.

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