|Ali Baba and 40 Thieves|
|System(s): Pac-Man Hardware, MSX, Sega Master System|
|Number of players: 1|
Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, known in Japan as Ali Baba to 40-ri no Touzoku (アリババと40人の盗賊) is an arcade game released by Sega in 1982. It runs on Pac-Man hardware, and little is currently known about its origin.
The game is somewhat similar to Pac-Man in that you control a yellow character (Ali Baba) who travels around a maze. Enemies (thieves) spawn from the top of the playfield attempt to take the bags of money from the bottom of the screen to their hideout. It's your job to reclaim any stolen goods and defeat the 40 thieves. Three of the thieves (blue, green and white) can be crushed by Ali Baba simply by colliding into them. The red "captain thief" will always pursue Ali Baba and cannot be stopped.
Occasionally a number of "?" tiles will appear in the centre of the stage, changing the style of gameplay. Sometimes the top section of the screen will open up, allowing Ali Baba to reclaim some of the items stored in the thief's hideout, while others will make Ali Baba (or the red thief) double in size, making them more of a threat.
|Master System, KR|