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Prince of Persia (1989) PC

A classic two-dimensional platformer game developed by Broderbund Software. The game set the direction for the genre, and many later platformers were trying to follow it.

Adventure | platform | action adventure

Prince of Persia (1989) Release Date PC

03October1989

developer: Broderbund Software publisher: Broderbund Software

English language game language: English

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Prince of Persia for PC is a two-dimensional arcade-adventure game which inspired creators of such titles as Another World or Flashback: The Quest for Identity. The game was in production for over four years, and many video clips depicting different human movements were used, which allowed for such fluid and realistic character animations to be created. Particular locations were made of several interactive objects, such as platforms, spikes or traps for example. The backgrounds are simple, and the game is played from a side-view camera angle.

Plot & Mechanics

In Prince of Persia for PC, the player is put in the shoes of an adventurer whose task is to rescue the beautiful Princess held by the ominous Grand Vizier by the name of Jaffar. The throne of Persia belongs to him as a result of his tricks. The player's task is to help the adventurer in stopping the evil Sultan in name only. To do so, the protagonist has only an hour. The game offers thirteen extensive levels made of nearly three hundred chambers in total. The corridors are filled with different traps and are being patrolled by armed guards. Thus the gameplay consists largely of running, jumping, solving minor puzzles and fighting with a sword.

Game mode: multiplayer  

User score: 8,8 / 10 based on 1260 votes.

Age restrictions Prince of Persia (1989): Good for all ages.

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