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Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

aka: Sindbad und der Thron des Falken


Take to the high seas as Sinbad the sailor. You have been asked for help by the Princess to defeat the Black Prince and his minions from hell. You will fight pirates and genies, find romance and heartbreak, comedy and tragedy.

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is a more action-oriented game than most other Cinemaware releases, though it still contains strategy portions in which the player has to tactically move troops around to secure victory. The game features many arcade and fighting sequences, as well as limited decision-making moments.

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Credits (Amiga version)

6 People

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Version differences

The Amiga version of Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon was the first to be released and has a graphical style unique to this version, being developed almost single-handedly by Bill Williams. As Williams' art style seemingly divided critics, Cinemaware employed a different team of artists and programmers to port the game to other platforms, while retaining Williams' story and music. As a result, the versions released a year later for Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and Apple IIGS have completely renovated graphics and significant differences in the mini-game mechanics. For instance, the shipwreck mini-game has an overhead view instead of first-person, and in the C64 version the sword fight sections are from a first-person view instead of a side view.

The differences were so pronounced as to prompt for a fan-made port of the Atari ST version to the Amiga; that unofficial port came in 2018.

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Related Sites +

  • AtariMania (Cinemaware, USA, Atari ST)
    For Atari ST: game entry database; downloadable release; game packaging; advertisement; manuals; magazine reviews; additional material.
  • Commodore 64 Boxed Sets
    For C64: game packaging digitalisations. Include box, manual, brochure, additional material.
  • DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
    Compatibility information page about the original game and its DOSBox versions.
  • Hall of Light
    For Amiga: game database entry; digitalised manuals; game packaging; screenshots; additional material.
  • Lemon 64
    For Commodore 64: game entry database; advertisement; magazine reviews; music; documentation; cover art; additional material.
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Encyclopaedic entry for the combined platforms of the game.

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  • MobyGames ID: 3911


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Macintrash.

Amiga added by EboMike. Commodore 64 added by Quapil. Apple IIgs added by Scaryfun. Atari ST added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: Rebound Boy, PoliticallyCorrupt, ZeTomes.

Game added April 26th, 2001. Last modified February 27th, 2023.