Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

aka: Ali Baba
Moby ID: 9320

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a search for the Sultan's kidnapped daughter, Princess Buddir-al-Buddoor. You journey into the (often trapped) underworld to fight the nefarious thieves.

Your party is chosen from a range of 17 characters, and can feature humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings. They can be controlled in a turn-based fashion by one player or in a co-operative mode. As you look for the princess, you'll come across hoards of gold ducats, with which you can buy armor and weapons. There are also runes offering hints. Vicious animals (such as tigers and scorpions) will gleefully chop you up if you're not careful.

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Average score: 75% (based on 1 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)

Fun multiplayer game, cooperative or competitive

The Good
It's a large game, many rooms, many storylines, particularly for a very early computer with little memory. You get the deep immersing of a RPG in a very simple game that you can play with your family. Also, you can save your progress! So you can play for an hour, then save and turn off game. Come back next week and continue where you left off. Game relies more on strategy than quick reflexes.

The Bad
The game accesses the disk drive fairly often.

The Bottom Line
A multiplayer RPG that's very easy to learn, that the whole family can play for many many hours. You can play with joysticks or the keyboard.

Atari 8-bit · by Michael Ruhoy (1) · 2011


Title Screen

The title screen shows a possible section of the game - except that it isn't. The walls make out the author's initials - S.S., Stuart Smith.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by KnockStump.

Atari 8-bit added by JRK. PC-88, FM-7 added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: John Romero, Patrick Bregger, Karsa Orlong, Infernos, Zolaerla.

Game added June 9, 2003. Last modified August 29, 2023.