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The evil wizard Sabaron summoned a horde of demons to invade Arabia. One brave magician tried to fight Sabaron, but was trapped in the holes of time. This magician is you. Traveling through different time periods, you'll have to stop Sabaron's evil plans and to rescue the beautiful princess Scheherazade he kidnapped.

Magic of Scheherazade is a mixture of action- and turn-based combat RPG styles. Wandering through Arabia, you'll encounter enemies whom you'll fight in real time, using various weapons. You'll also be attacked by enemies with whom you'll engage in strategic, party-vs.-party combat. You can choose from three character classes: Fighter, Saint, and Magician. Each class has its own special abilities that you'll use in battles as well as during your exploration of the game world.


The Magic of Scheherazade NES This guy can give you some useful hints
The Magic of Scheherazade NES Japanese title screen.
The Magic of Scheherazade NES Studying at the magic university
The Magic of Scheherazade NES Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arabian Dream Scheherazade" -- Japanese title
  • "アラビアン・ドリーム シェラザード" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Questicle.net Aug, 2012 A- 91
Classic-games.net Jan 01, 2018 9 out of 10 90
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Sep 30, 2011 8 out of 10 80
NES Archives Mar 31, 2009 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1990 22 out of 40 55
Random Access Sep 08, 2014 5 out of 10 50


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Canceled sequel

A sequel for the game was planned to be released on the NES than later got pushed back to a release on the SNES with the title Golden Empire: The Legend of Scheherazade in the US or Scheherazade Densetsu - The Prelude in Japan. The game was seemingly canceled.


"Scheherazade" is pronounced as "Sha-hair-uh-zod". It is originally the name of the princess and narrator in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, or the Arabian Nights.
Unicorn Lynx (181389) added The Magic of Scheherazade (NES) on May 18, 2004
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