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 9 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, and this game (along with the other 8 games of the Mystery Man Collection) was eventually released in February of 2021.