Genies & Harems don’t mix!

Ever wonder how someone got that ridiculously high score on Tales of the Arabian Nights? Here’s one way it may have happened…


3 comments

  1. AmigamanDanDude
    February 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Which version do you have that allows you to stack up those jackpots? I thought WMS release a new version that fixes that, but it’s been a long time since I played this one. In fact, hardly.

    1. MHS
      February 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      I’m pretty sure it’s 1.3. I’ve heard the harem rules are adjusted in 1.4, but I’ve never verified how it affects the glitch. This particular “difficult to reach and somewhat exotic” exploit is far less likely to be a problem in tourneys than simply shooting harem over and over, so even if it is fixed TOTAN still struggles because of the other more easily reachable exploits. Shooting the harem over and over doesn’t really make an interesting video though.

      There’s actually a mistake in the video as well. I’m pretty sure you can shoot the ramp to collect the jewel instead of using the make a wish scoop. I made a point of saying you have to do it at the scoop because that’s how I learned, but…

  2. soren
    December 20, 2011 at 7:46 am

    On ROM revision L-4, the Harem MB starts during Sinbad mode like it normally does (“M”-ball fed to the magnet). Thus making a stack with the wizard mode not possible.

    Also the Harem jackpot is reset on every ball.

    I’m not saying, that this makes TOTAN anymore relevant as a top level tourney game. The true mistake of the game design is, that any points at all are up for score during Genie battle.

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