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DescriptionTake 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.
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- "Sindbad und der Thron des Falken" -- German title
Part of the Following Groups
- Cinemaware-style games
- Fictional character: Sinbad the Sailor
- Setting: Middle East
- Theme: Sea Pirates
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|The Games Machine (UK)||Commodore 64||Nov, 1988||81 out of 100||81|
|Info||Commodore 64||Jan, 1989||80|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Jun, 1988||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|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Apr, 1987||7.2 out of 12||60|
|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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Version differencesThe 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.)