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An action platformer styled as an Arabian Nights-flavored "storybook", which follows the trials of a brave Arabian prince as he attempts to infiltrate the palace and save a princess locked in the tower. To reach said damsel in distress, the prince must complete four "pages" (or levels) of the book: an ocean-bound ship, a maze of caves, the castle walls, and the tower, each infested with an assortment of mythical enemies, like flying Rocs and evil Genies.

Besides walking, jumping and climbing, the prince can cling onto vines, duck and crawl through tight passages, and glide along on flying carpets. Last but not least is the mighty kick, which sends the baddies sprawling; if you kick multiple enemies in one go, you'll get a score bonus (in the arcade version) or temporary invicibility (NES).

To complete a level, all the lettered jugs must be collected. A bonus is awarded if they're picked up in the right order to spell out the indicated word ("ARABIAN" in the arcade version, or a different word in each level on the NES). Once a princess is rescued, the next section begins, more difficult than the last.


Arabian Arcade Don't make me go over there on my magic carpet and kick your ass!
Arabian Arcade Collect the jars in the right order for an end-of-level bonus
Arabian NES Part 1, Level 4
Arabian NES Knocked down by a pest

Promo Images

Arabian Screenshot
Arabian Screenshot
Arabian Screenshot
Arabian Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Arabian" -- NES in-game title
  • "Arcade Archives: Arabian" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス アラビアン" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "スーパーアラビアン" -- Japanese spelling

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HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES May 26, 2013 2 out of 10 20
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Nov, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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