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Arabian Adventure

SoftSide Publications info 1981

Language:
English
Authors:
Peter Kirsch
Systems:
BASIC info
Platforms:
Apple II, Atari 400/800, TRS-80 info
Related:
SoftSide Adventure of the Month [1: Arabian Adventure, 2: Alien Adventure, 3: Treasure Island, 4: Jack the Ripper Adventure, 5: Crime Adventure, 6: Around the World, 7: Black Hole, The, 8: Windsloe Mansion, 9: Klondike Adventure, 10: James Brand Adventure, 11: Witches' Brew, 12: Dateline: Titanic, 13: Arrow One, 14: Robin Hood, 15: Mouse That Ate Chicago, The, 16: Menagerie, 17: Deadly Game, The, 18: Dalton Gang, The, 19: Alaskan Adventure, 20: Danger Is My Business]
Entered by:
gamingafter40, Garry, Gunness, SDon78
Added:
03-08-2010
Edited:
26-07-2016

Synopsis

Plot

Princess Jasmine has been kidnapped by the evil wizard Rex. He has taken her to his castle, where she is imprisoned. You must destroy the wizard and rescue the princess from him.

Notes

Plot

Princess Jasmine has been kidnapped by the evil wizard Rex. He has taken her to his castle, where she is imprisoned. You must destroy the wizard and rescue the princess from him.

Notes

This was adventure #1 in the SoftSide Adventure of the Month Club subscription service. It was released in June 1981 and first advertised in SoftSide, issue 18, vol. 4, no. 9, June 1981, p. 64.

The games could be bought by subscription or by individual purchases.

The magazine had descriptions of the 1981 and 1982 releases.

This is inspired by a mish mash of Greek myths and Arabian folk tales. For example, the fighting skeletons are from the Greek myth about Jason's quest for the golden fleece. The cyclops appears in various Greek myths, notably Homer's Odyssey. The genie and the magic lamp are from the Arabian tale about Aladdin's wonderful lamp. The flying rug is from the Arabian tale about the Sultan of the Indies and his three sons. The roc (as featured here) is from the second voyage of Sinbad. The Arabian tales all feature in One Thousand and One Nights.

Princess Jasmine does not feature in any of the traditional folk tales, but later appeared in the Disney animated film Aladdin, which was released in 1992. She was, in turn, based on Princess Badroulbadour from the tale about Aladdin. Could it be that one of the Disney team played this adventure 11 years earlier?

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