Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"Dang that Genie!"
Another golden oldie for arcade games, Arabian, which like Bagman I was able to play for the first time at Showbiz Pizza. I seemed to have the hang of playing this one back in my youth, while not being able to complete the 4th screen I was able to get to the 3rd every time without any loss of lives.
In the game you played a prince that was rushing through a storybook setting to rescue a princess from the palace she is being imprisoned at. Each level started with the opening of a book page. Along the way you had to avoid crows, pink things, and a genie that kept popping up to throw a ball of fire at you.
Looking at the Twin Galaxies scoreboard it seems that a Chuck Futtrell hold the record score for the game with an impressive 219, 750. Apparently the maximum possible score.
Click the arcade cabinet picture to make it super big!