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Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia is an abandoned DOS platform game set in Middle East, developed and released by Broderbund in 1990. Designer Jordan Mechner created a game that made a lasting impression of gamers thanks to a clever use of a tecnique called rotoscoping which makes the animation of the protagonist very realistic.
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Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.

Main executable file (run this to play the game): princeop/prince.exe

DOS Games can't run on Windows. You need an emulator such as DOSbox and/or a front-end like D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows systems.

Magazine reviews

"Mechner archieved this degree of realism by the unfeasibly simple wheeze of taking his younger brother to the playground and videoing his every movement. He then digitised the footage and use the results as a basis for the animation of game's main characters - to such a successful degree that you eventually believe that you can make the tiny pixellated hero do just about anything that you ask of him. One of POP's greatest achievements is that you're never quite if you can actually pull something off until you've given it a try - which results in quite a few moments which can literally be described as cliffhangers. Better still, just when you think you have things sussed, the gameplay throws up a puzzle so devious or a dramatic moment so startling that you immediately fall in love with it all over again. Prince Of Persia is easy to get into, but because it's been around for a few years it will run perfectly well on any configuration of machine (even in Hercules!)." - PC Review - Issue 8 (1992-06)

Collector's corner:

A few DOS games were created using exactly the same game mechanics of the DOS version of Prince of Persia. Makh-Shevet created Cruel World in 1993 and Capstone created Zorro in 1995.

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Awards won by Prince of Persia:

Input: keyboard, joystick

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

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  • Ever - 06/03/2021 13:36
    Thanks for the upload!
  • junai d - 11/05/2019 16:43
    i like this game
  • ashokkumar - 17/06/2017 13:12
    nice game
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