Aladdin Hints and Tips For the Sega Master System Version 1.0 (23 March 2003) By ProTect (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Copyright (c) 2003 ProTect The game Aladdin is a copyright of Sega. All Aladdin characters are copyrights of The Walt Disney Company (Geez, I hope I got that right. I sure don't need Eisner's lawyers on me). I do not claim any of the Aladdin characters as my intellectual property in any way. My contribution is solely the giving assorted tips for the Aladdin Master System game. This guide is mine, ProTect's. Do not post it to public forums without my permission. Do not in any way claim it as your own. DO NOT rewrite it and pass it off as your Hints and Tips for another game! Plagiarism is a very serious crime. It is intellectual theft. ----------CONTENTS---------- Guide Disclaimers Contents Purpose of This Guide Hints and Tips Pro Action Replay Code Links Credits ----------PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE----------- This guide is a collection of hints and tips for Aladdin on the Sega Master System. It may work on the Game Gear version too, however, I have not played through that entire game to make that statement with any certainty. I am sure that it will do you no good for the Super NES or Genesis Aladdin games, as they are vastly different from this one as well as from each other. ----------HINTS AND TIPS---------- You start off the game with a rip-roaring chase through the Agrabah marketplace after Aladdin steals a loaf of bread. You must dodge barrels (both moving and stationary), an angry guard hot on your heels, and holes (if you fall down them, you die) until the stage ends. Fairly linear. Then you meet up with an innocent girl, who has given an apple to a hungry child completely unaware that this is stealing, and the penalty for stealing is to lose your hand. I guess they ran out of sprites to show that scene from the movie, but it's what the dialogue implies. Anyway, you have to get her away from the market, by leaping across the rooftops until you get to a safe spot. Also linear. Despite all that, after a bit of dialogue, Aladdin and the girl end up being captured anyway, and the girl reveals she is really the Princess Jasmine. She orders the guards to unhand Aladdin, but they take their orders from Jafar. There is a scene of Jafar telling Jasmine Aladdin has been beheaded for kidnapping her, after which you find Aladdin is in fact alive and is being used by Jafar to get the magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders. The Cave of Wonders is tricky. There's this one part in particular where you have to SLIDE under a wall (press the Attack button while you are running). Enjoy the animation, because as I recall that's the only place in the entire game that requires you to slide. After you have the lamp, Abu, Aladdin's monkey, will screw up and grab a huge jewel. The Cave of Wonders expressly forbid them to touch anything but the lamp, so it now gets ugly and tries to kill them by flooding itself with lava. You have to get them out of there on the flying carpet you find. After this Aladdin meets the Genie after Abu steals the lamp from Jafar in his old man getup. The Genie takes them out of the cave, and makes Aladdin into a prince so he can court Princess Jasmine in style. As Prince Ali Ababwa, you have to make your way through the Sultan's palace. But it's not easy, because the guards will instantly kill you if they catch you. You have to throw stones at them as soon as you see them. This will stun them just long enough for you to get by. There will be some doors you need a key to open. But they're in fairly obvious places, and it's unlikely you'll ever run out, since you can only carry one at a time anyway. One thing you can carry more than one at a time of, though, is stones. You can carry up to ten (!) stones at one time. What's more, you can get the same stone more than once. That is, if you think you may be running out, when you find a stone, just grab it, go down the nearest stairs or walk off the screen, then come back to find another stone! Oh, yeah, and there's a tricky part here too. There's one point where there are two doors one after another, and you've used your last key on the first door. What you have to do to open the second one is get a guard to walk on that little bump on the ground. Just stand right next to the wall beneath the door until the guard charges at you. After this you'll meet Princess Jasmine and take her on a magic carpet ride. But this is no free ride; indeed, it's just as bad if not worse than the Cave of Wonders carpet sequence. You'll need to dodge birds (storks?), a horse, and rooftops (like the holes in other stages, you'll die if you hit these). After you drop the Princess off, Jafar's men will throw Aladdin into the bottom of the nearest deep body of water. There's nothing to do here but watch the Genie's touching rescue of his friend. You're at the end game now! Aladdin will confront Jafar, and you'll have to chase him over a long series of holes and obstacles, including Jafar throwing lightning at you. Then Jafar will get Aladdin's lamp, and use it to transform himself into the most powerful sorcerer ever. Of course, this is where you have to fight Jafar, with a great big scimitar. He'll then turn into a big snake, which is his final form before he's undone in the ending. I won't spoil it for you, but if you've seen the movie, you know what to expect. If you haven't seen the movie, I'm afraid I've spoiled most of that for you. But see it anyway! Terrific film, lovely animation. It'll probably be on a Platinum Series DVD any day now, probably after The Lion King. ----------PRO ACTION REPLAY CODE---------- This is a 100% original code created by me, ProTect, using CHASMS' Cheat Finder feature. It is not taken from any of those sites with lists of Pro Action Replay that post the same list of codes from the manufacturer or some code wizard maybe adding one or two of their own codes. You may feel free to post this code to such a site, but please do give me credit for it. I had to use an emulator I don't like to get it. 00C1 1606 Infinite Energy ----------LINKS---------- www.gamefaqs.com - GameFAQs It's sort of pointless to link to this, since if you're reading this FAQ you should be there. But I know how people like to steal FAQs and post them on their websites, so if you see this anywhere else, check GameFAQs out. It didn't have anything on this game until I submitted this guide. ;) http://freezesms.emuunlim.com - FreezeSMS Webpage This is the home page of FreezeSMS, a vastly underappreciated Master System emulator I used to beat this game. IMHO, it's the BEST SMS EMULATOR EVER! Do get it, please, and be sure to download some of the Game Info Files it offers for nearly every game on the Master System. http://asp.disney.go.com/DisneyBooks/RASFirst.asp?page=1&id=2321 - The Aladdin Online Storybook Here's Disney's page where you can read the illustrated story of Aladdin, in case you've never seen the movie or have forgotten it. http://www.vgmuseum.com/ - The Video Game Museum This is probably my favorite site for pictures of games. It doesn't have anything for THIS game except a couple of screenshots, but for other games it has such things as endings and even pictures of the games' boxes and ads for certain games. I sent them pictures of this game's ending, but who knows when those pictures will be posted (they're busy!). http://www.zophar.net/sms-gg.html - Where you can get the CHASMS emulator at Zophar's Domain This is where I was gonna put a link to CHASMS, the only emulator I know of that lets you hack your own Pro Action Replay codes, but the page seems to be nonexistent. So instead here's a link to Zophar's Domain's selection of Master System emulators. If you want to play around with CHASMS' Cheat Finder, click CHASMS to download it. Otherwise, I would recommend you just get FreezeSMS. Hell, I recommend FreezeSMS either way. Personally, I use CHASMS only for making PAR codes. I PLAY my Master System and Game Gear games with FreezeSMS. I wouldn't even bother with the other emulators on that page. They all categorically suck. ----------CREDITS---------- I, ProTect, wrote this. Sega created Aladdin (the game). The Aladdin characters as portrayed in the game and the movie belong to The Walt Disney Company.