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Description

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.

Screenshots

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Amiga Sinbad takes on the black panther.
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Commodore 64 The black prince. This guy looks like Darth Vader!
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Atari ST Aim the spear accurately to shoot this down
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Atari ST Game Over - Sinbad died.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sindbad und der Thron des Falken" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

The Freehare DOS 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Amiga Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Happy Computer Amiga Jun, 1987 57 out of 100 57
Power Play DOS Jun, 1989 56 out of 100 56
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1988 35 out of 100 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1987 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

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.

Related Web 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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