||(Win98/Me/XP) (Mini Retail) (ARABIANNPR)
Publisher: Wanadoo / DreamCatcher
Suggestive Themes and Violence
A Dangerously Intriguing World
With its scenario worthy of the
tales of the thousand and one nights and its excellent gameplay, 'Arabian
Nights' will immerse the player into the magical world of the Middle East
Legends tell that, once upon a time, a mighty Sultan met a
mystical genie who fulfilled his wish for many descendents and granted him five
daughters, all born on the same day...
A Sultan's daughter must be wed on the day of her twentieth
birthday. Failing to do so, she will be banished from the palace and deprived
of all her royal rights. Now the five princesses have mysteriously disappeared,
on the day before their twentieth birthday.
Take on the role of Ali, the dashing young hero. Run, jump,
climb, walk the tightrope, throw knives and explosives and cast magic spells,
on a quest to find the Sultan's five daughters. Ali's reward will be to wed
them and become the sole heir to the Sultan's throne.
Graphics of the highest quality
More than 60 characters crop up over the 7 episodes
Fight hand-to-hand combats using a scimitar as well as
fists and feet.
different moves and attacks which players will have to learn as they progress
through the levels
Windows 98/Me/XP: Pentium II 233 Mhz (300 Mhz
recommended) 64 MB RAM, 8X CD-ROM Drive, 8 MB Graphics Card (16 MB recommended)
Sound Card 100% compatible with SoundBlaster
Just Adventure by Audrey Wells
"Arabian Nights is an action-adventure game that revolves
around a stale plot involving a Sultan who is granted five beautiful daughters
by a genie. By some unfathomable decree or another, they must each be married
on their twentieth birthday or face banishment from the palace. Not
surprisingly, all five disappear shortly before their common birthday. Ali, the
dashing hero of our game, is given the responsibility to save them, and so he
sets off on an epic path that will take him to exotic locales rife with enemies
bent on destruction and treacherous puzzles."
"Character development is very flimsy in this game.
The leading hero, Ali, is incredibly immature when it comes to wooing his five
brides to be... The women don't seem to have more than two and a half brain
cells, which was slightly offensive as a female player..."
"After years and years of pure adventure gaming, I
discovered how little I like the extremely limited movement in pure adventure
games. One of the things I enjoyed most about Arabian Nights was the freedom of
exploration. This feature is not unique to Arabian Nights, of course, but if
you are familiar with only standard point and click games then this will be a
pleasant departure. The seven episodes of the game are each fairly large 3D
worlds with many nooks and crannies to find. Exploration is usually rewarded by
discovery of vases that contain goodies. If you are lucky (or very tenacious)
you'll find rings that will grant you magical powers.
"Final consensus: If you are very patient, have a knack for
action-oriented puzzles, and are not opposed to lots of fighting, then Arabian
Nights will be a treat for you..."
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