Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd. See Timeline

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves © 1982 Sega.


Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is an arcade game in which the player must utilize a four-way joystick to take control of the eponymous Ali Baba who must fend off and kill the forty thieves as they try to steal his money; at the start of the game, Ali Baba goes into the room at the top of the screen as that text "Open Sesame" appears above him, grabs the seven bags of money and takes them down to the room at the bottom of the screen. He will now have to hit each of the forty thieves as they enter the room - but if one of them should make it to the room at the bottom of the screen he will pick up one of the seven bags of money then try to take it back up to the room at the top of the screen. If the thieves take all seven of the money bags up to the top of the screen, it will cost Ali Baba a life; but, if he "hits" all forty thieves without this happening (except the large and invulnerable red one), he will proceed to the next level.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released during March 1982. Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is based on the classic Arabian folk tale of the same name.

SCORING

Thieves : 200 points.
Captain Thief : 800 points.
$$ Man : 400 points.
Mystery : 100 points.

PORTS

Computers:


MSX (1984)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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