Prince of Persia (1989)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  1989 (USA)
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It was a time of darkness. While the Sultan was away at war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar seized the reins of power. Throughout the land, the people groaned under the yoke of tyranny, and ... See full summary »



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It was a time of darkness. While the Sultan was away at war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar seized the reins of power. Throughout the land, the people groaned under the yoke of tyranny, and dreamed of better days. You were the only obstacle between Jaffar and the throne. An adventurer from a foreign land, innocent of palace intrigue, you won the heart of the Sultan's lovely young daughter. And in so doing, you unwittingly made a powerful enemy. On Jaffar's orders, you were arrested, stripped of your sword and possessions, and thrown into the Sultan's dungeons. As for the Princess, Jaffar gave her a choice, and an hour to decide: MARRY HIM OR DIE. Locked in her room high in the palace tower, the Princess rested all her hope on you; unaware that you're held a prisoner right below her in the Sultan's dungeons!! You must escape this hell-hole of a place; which is heavily guarded and full of extreme traps. To finally reach above to the palace to defeat the Grand Vizier Jaffar to save your lovely ... Written by C Parmar

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The rotoscoping used for The Prince came from tracing the movements of Jordan Mechner's 15-year-old brother as he performed each move that The Prince could perform in the game while wearing white clothing similar to that of The Prince. See more »


Followed by Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (1992) See more »

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One of the oldest games of all time
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Who remembers this? You could play it on the crappiest of computer systems and if you had a color monitor, then wow! This was also perhaps the very first game to include blood and gore for which alone it should be remembered. The levels were mostly almost clones of each other like every other game of the time but defeating an enemy was a pretty hard task as was the jumping from platform to platform. At that time, you thought that seeing color being used in the levels was a big deal. It was a very slow paced game and involved some tricky timing, especially for the jumps and runs through slicer blades. Prince-2 made some superb improvements over this game.

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