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A game where you play as the famous Arabian thief who must fend off and kill the forty thieves who are trying to steal your money.

Ali Baba And 40 Thieves was produced by Sega in 1982.

Sega released 591 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Ali Baba And 40 Thieves was produced include: Turpin, Turbo, Star Laker, K.O. Punch, Borderline, 005, Buck Rogers - Planet Of Zoom, Guttang Gottong, Monster Bash, and Pengo


Name Ali Baba And 40 Thieves
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6847
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Based on the classic Arabian folk tale, the game starts out with Arabian music and Ali Baba (who looks really like Pac-Man) goes into the money room with the words "Open Sesame" and grabs all the money and takes it back. Then he has to hit all forty thieves that come on the screen and if they go into the cave with Ali Baba's money and try to take it back to the money room. If all of his money has been stolen, he loses a life. Also, every thief and the one that stole the money can be killed except for the red captain thief who is invincible. If you kill all forty thieves while protecting your money, you advance to the next level.

Ali Baba And 40 Thieves KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.75

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.17

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 2.50
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ali Baba And 40 Thieves Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Ali Baba And 40 Thieves collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Ali Baba And 40 Thieves circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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