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SINDBAD MYSTERY

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Help Sindbad find the long-lost magical lamp!

In this exciting adaptation of the classic Sega arcade puzzle game, you take on the role of the legendary Sindbad who must avoid monsters while piecing together a treasure map that indicates the location of a priceless magical lamp hidden within the maze Sindbad is exploring.

Each piece of the map you pick up reveals a clue about the location of the hidden lamp, and to score bonus points, you must dig and uncover the lamp with as few clues as possible. Of course, the monsters who patrol the area don't want you to find this treasure, so it's up to you to stay ahead of them (by blocking them with holes or running them over with boulders) as you try to solve the mystery!

While I was working on the Budget Series project in 2016 and 2017, I decided to add an 18th game to that series, namely Champion Pro Wrestling. This 18th game was kept a secret and was included in the shipping box as a surprise free gift for everyone who ordered 10 or more budget games. In order to release this 18th game as a fully complete-in-box item, I needed more of the custom styrofoam inserts which I had used for the other 17 budget games. The minimum order quantity required by the styrofoam company was rather high, but it got me thinking: Perhaps I could put all those extra inserts to good use.

I talked to Mystery Man about this, and I suggested that he could port 8 different SG-1000 games to the ColecoVision, and that these ports could be sold exclusively via the AtariAge Store, using the same kind of two-piece boxes that were used for the budget series. After reaching an agreement with Albert over at AtariAge, Mystery Man performed the ports, including this port of Sindbad Mystery.

However, after the ports were beta-tested by trusted collaborators, the project stayed mostly in limbo for the following two years, and after finishing the work on a batch of "standard" Team Pixelboy titles in 2019, I decided to revive the project by taking full control of it. If all goes as planned, Sindbad Mystery and the other 7 games of this special series (which I like to call the "Mystery Man Collection") will be released in 2020 in limited quantities (60 copies to be exact). No more copies will ever be produced after this.

LAST UPDATE: January 1st 2020

The SG-1000 port of this game was done by Mystery Man.

Software SG-1000 port is complete, has passed the beta-testing phase, and is ready to be put on cartridge.
Box Box templates are ready and will be sent to the printer company shortly.
Manual No work done so far.
Cartridge Casing The game will be offered in standard Coleco cartridge casings.
Cartridge Label No work done so far.
Completion Status 60%


Here is a YouTube video of the SG-1000 version of Sindbad Mystery. The ColecoVision version will look, sound and play the same as what you see below.