Ali Baba in Age of Adventure has a game speed setting from 1 to 5? (2 was default), whereas the original only has a default speed. Unfortunately, I've checked all the other Atari games archives on the Web and none have AoA, and the files for Ali Baba are all of the original release. If anyone has a copy of AoA, could they send it to AtariMania and maybe the other Atari games archive sites? I can help to transfer the original disk to a disk file on a modern PC.
"And pace is where the game bogs down. Of the five speed settings, the default is 2 (and 5 isn't all that fast), but the game accesses the disk drive often enough to make your head spin."
According to the Ali Baba section of the AoA manual:
"The higher the Speed value, the faster the game will respond and more skill will be required in controlling your characters."
Manual (http://project64.c64.org/games/0-l/index.html) was the same for both C64/Atari, with a separate Atari Reference Card (http://mocagh.org/ea/ageadv-refcard.pdf) for platform-specific info.