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Arabian Magic (World)

| 1992

Release type:
Units produced: Taito Corporation Japan
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: arabianm

Display: raster 320x224 @ 58.97Hz (58.97 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_f3.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Arabian Magic (c) 1992 Taito Corp.

Arabian Magic is a scrolling beat-em-up for one to four players, set in the mythical world of The Arabian Nights. A long time ago, an evil wizard has taken over the peaceful kingdom of Shahariyard and used sorcery to transform its king into a Monkey. The player must defeat each of the game's seven Guardians to reclaim the 'Jewel of Seven Colours' and release the king from the evil hex.

Each player can select from four distinctive characters: Prince Lassid, Princess Lisa, Sinbad or Afshael. Each character carries a primary weapon - Prince Lassid and Sinbad carry swords, Princess Lisa a magical veil and Afshael a mace. In addition to the weapons, players can also summon a magical attack in the form of a huge genie. The genie will only appear for a few seconds but during that time, players have control over the genie and can steer him towards enemies.

Arabian Magic has seven different stages with one of the powerful guardians awaiting the player at the end of each level. Each guardian, once defeated, will drop a jewel which forms a part of the Jewel of Seven Colours. Guardians, once defeated, will join the player and become a Genie. Each level is littered with vases and wooden chests which, when broken, reveal treasure items and power-ups.

The game ends when the player has recovered the Jewel of Seven Colours, saved the King (making him human in the process) and restored peace to Shahariyard.


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Prom Stickers : D29

Players: Up to 4.
Control: 8-way joystick (per player)
Buttons: 3 (per player)
=> Attack, Jump, Magic


Arabian Magic was released in July 1992.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to Japanese characters.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata Rare Selection Vol.4 - Arabian Magic - ZTTL-0030) on September 21, 1998.


The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


* Characters list
Princess Lisa can defeat enemies at a distance. She has only a small amount of health, but has powerful attacks. Her spinning attack is lethal.
Sinbad possesses the greatest of all swords and his attacks are skilful. By saving energy and emitting it from his sword, Sinbad can perform a charged attack.
Afshaal's body strength and attack power are the strongest of the four, but he is slow. His rolling tackle is particularly effective.
Prince Rassid has the fastest movement and attack speed of the four. He also has the most health.

* Items list
Water jug: Temporary invincibility
Hourglass: Freezes all enemies on-screen
Book: Destroys all enemies on-screen
Red crystal: Flame magic
Blue crystal: Power up
Gold crystal: Thunder magic
Red jar: Recover 25% health
Blue jar: Recover 50% health
Gold jar: Recover 100% health

* Round Select Mode :
1) Hold Service Switch and reset the game.
2) Press the buttons in the following sequence 'Start(x3), Service, Start' on the 'Service Switch Error' message screen.
3) If it's done successfully, you will be able to enter the Round Select Mode.


Producers : Yukiwo Ishikawa (Yukio Abe), Kazutomo Ishida
Director : Yukiwo Ishikawa (Yukio Abe)
Software : Kazutomo Ishida, Kusago Nagahara, K. Usahi, Zippy Aoki, Masashi Tsuzura
Music & Sound (Zuntata): Norihiro Furukawa, Naoto Yagishita
Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka, Syuji Kubota
Art director : Nobuhiro Hiramatsu
Character designers : Nobuhiro Hiramatsu, Hiroyo Kujirai, Sakabon, Yukio Abe, Marutake, M. Maekawa, Waka, Peacock, V.A.P


* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (March 30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (May 16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (July 10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=95&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 40DC2B 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 411369 00000064 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 40FF5A 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 40FF57 00000023 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000000 40FF5B 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Magic PL1
00000000 40FF77 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL1 Effective when you have a weapon
00000000 40FF7D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 40FF36 000000E8 FFFFFFFF Enemies never attack PL1
00000000 410D61 000000FF FFFFFFFF Maximum Power Up PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 40FFAA 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 40FFA7 00000023 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000000 40FFAB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Magic PL2
00000000 40FFC7 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL2 Effective when you have a weapon
00000000 40FFCD 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 40FF86 000000E8 FFFFFFFF Enemies never attack PL2
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 40FFFA 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL3
00000000 40FFF7 00000023 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL3
00000000 40FFFB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Magic PL3
00000000 410017 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL3 Effective when you have a weapon
00000000 41001D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL3
00000000 40FFD6 000000E8 FFFFFFFF Enemies never attack PL3
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 41004A 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL4
00000000 410047 00000023 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL4
00000000 41004B 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Magic PL4
00000000 410067 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Ammo PL4 Effective when you have a weapon
00000000 41006D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL4
00000000 410026 000000E8 FFFFFFFF Enemies never attack PL4
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Region After you enable this cheat to see any effect you will have to reset the game (F3). Then you may have to turn the Test Mode ON (F2), reset again (F3), wait for Test Mode to appear then turn the Test Mode OFF (F2) and reset (F3).
20810000 0FFFFF 00000001 FFFFFFFF Japan
20810000 0FFFFF 00000002 FFFFFFFF US
20810000 0FFFFF 00000003 FFFFFFFF World

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file