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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.


Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Apple II Runes pop up full screen text throughout the game
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Atari 8-bit Street in front of Ali Baba's house
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Atari 8-bit Title Screen
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves PC-88 The two of us found money in an absolutely empty room. What are we going to do now, split it?..

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Fun multiplayer game, cooperative or competitive Atari 8-bit Michael Ruhoy (2)

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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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