Lamp of Aladdin

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Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★¾☆ 

Lamp of Aladdin was given to us by those great developers that gave us 4 Elements II and Glyph, and their style is still very fresh, even after all this time in this fun retelling of the classic tale from Scheherazade’s 1001 Arabian Nights. In this match 3 game, we follow the story of Aladdin in full detail, and not the Disney-fied version. It is still not quite accurate to the original story, which was set in Western China and featured two genies, one of the ring and one of the lamp. In this game, we help the street rat turned magical prince attempt to win the hand in marriage to the lovely Princess Boudour, but there are many things stopping him. An evil vizier that wants ultimate power, and the normal dangers that come with adventuring. Al has Genie and his pet parrot to help him, along with some other simple tools, but to gain these things, we must match them up as we blaze a trail for Al to follow to get to the next part of the story.

While this story is the one most people are familiar with thanks to popular media of the last century or so, the developers tell the story in a fun and fast way. Aladdin was pretty clever in his own right, due to his survival skills, and Genie is pretty much there to help him along when he gets in a bind. I had fun with this version of this story, but please remember, not all jinn are as helpful as Genie, and be careful of what you wish for.