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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (1992)

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The Prince of Persia has been thrown out of the palace by the impostor Prince who orders his arrest, he escapes on a ship. Meanwhile Jaffer puts the Princess to sleep. Can the Prince defeat Jaffar and rescue the Princess once again?

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The Prince of Persia has been thrown out of the palace by the impostor Prince who orders his arrest, he escapes on a ship. Meanwhile Jaffer puts the Princess to sleep. Can the Prince defeat Jaffar and rescue the Princess once again?

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Narrator: In ancient Persia, there lived a Sultan who had an only daughter, whose beauty was like moon rise in a clear heaven. Now it happened that the Sultan left his kingdom to fight in a foreign land.
[a screenshot of the city of Persia is shown]
Narrator: In his absence, the princess fell in love with a young traveller who climbed the palace wall to see her. This did not please the Sultans Grand Vizier Jaffar who meant to marry the princess himself.
[a screenshot of the Prince and the Princess falling in love]
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Followed by Prince of Persia 3D (1999) See more »

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Not quite up to snuff with the original
24 February 2004 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what I expected. After all, it was only 5 bucks. The plot feels almost identical to begin with. Jaffar shows up, kicks you out of the kingdom, and the princess will die within 75 minutes unless you save her. Mechner throws a new flavor in by taking you out of the kingdom and around the world (in 75 minutes?), but none of the gameplay feels right anymore. The animations seem to conform to the quicker, less detailed process rather than the smooth style of the original. You do, however, learn more of the prince's past and background; and there are some new, deadlier traps that give new challenge to fans of the original. Maybe Jordan Mechner fell victim to the same laziness that has plagued the Star Wars prequels.


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