Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Tales of the Arabian Nights'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

Arabian Nights is based around an arcade game with a level of difficulty already high, but not so much as the platform levels of the Spectrum version.
The game features different levels with 2 different purposes, the first is to collect the yellow pots in the correct order thus spelling the word "ARABIAN", this is by far the most difficult part of the game and makes it very frustrating.
This happens mainly for lack of skills of the programmer, the collision detection routine is specially badly done, making the game either too sensitive or sloppy and somtimes you die without even touching any baddies, just being near to them makes it happen.
The original game is quite nice and addictive, the Spectrum version requires lots of patience and trial and error and because the first level is harder than some of the last levels in, lets say, Manic Miner, most people just put the game aside.