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The Magic of Scheherazade

a.k.a. Arabian Dream Scheherazade / シェラザード アラビアンドリーム / Arabian Dream Sherazaado

created and published by Culture Brain in 1987-09-03, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Fantasy
setting: Antiquity
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal reviews (3)
Pretty good Action-RPG which mixes action based gameplay from The Legend of Zelda with turn-based battles similar to Dragon Quest. The story plays in an Arabian setting and you have to stop an evil wizard from doing evil things and rescue the king and his princessess. The game is mostly linear, finishing a "world" leads to the next one. Controls are good as are the graphics and music. I liked the fact that there is nearly no grinding involved. The leveling pace is nearly perfect. At least in the US version, which has quite a lot of differences from the original Japanese version. Some graphical and sound changes were made. Leveling is easier, I think they even cut out some dungeons. But it seems to be the much better balanced version.

# 2013-08-02 15:27:21
Simply put one of the best ARPGs you'll find on the NES. The game has a nice time-traveling plot and has a weird mix between action fights and traditional RPG battles. Just give it a try, you'll be surprised.
# 2006
This game was very good for it's time. It's a strange mix between action and normal RPG battles. The best ARPG for NES you'll find!
(Ok Impala!) - # 2006
Official description
The Magic of Scheherazade. It's the fantasy role-playing game that's unlike anything you've encountered. It's the action-adventure game you've been waiting for.
Five chapters of magic and mystery, over 750 dazzling screens. Unprecedented scale, challenging puzzles, and intense combat, unlike anything else. And a finale full of awe and wonder. The world of Scheherazade is an adventure full of glory.
Magical battles with eleven allies! Seek out your trusty companions and invoke an astonishing variety of magical spells. Through the past and the future, you are the hero, battling the sinister forces of evil.
Artificial intelligence enhances the game even more! With the support of the artificial intelligence programming, even beginning players can enter the magical world of Scheherazade and behold its wonders.
Graphics and sound from a world of fantasy! With stunningly beautiful visuals and a musical soundtrack that will captivate your imagination, The Magic of Scheherazade is a gaming experience that'll leave you spellbound!
# 2017-01-16 17:06:22 - official description
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