Prince of Persia
DOS - 1990
Description of Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia was released in 1989 on the Apple II and received critical acclaim followed by commercial success when released in Japan the following year. The fluid character animations, considered cutting edge at the time, were based on videos of the game designer's brother performing stunts as well as action sequences from classic films.
The plot, influenced by the Arabian Nights tales, revolves around the eponymous Prince who has been imprisoned by the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar. He has one hour to escape the dungeon and rescue the Sultan's daughter who has been placed under a curse by Jaffar and given a choice to marry him or die!
A side scrolling action game, gameplay consists of navigating Jaffar's dungeons and later his tower by running, climbing and avoiding traps (along with Jaffar's guards). As the game progresses, the Prince will also be hindered by his own doppelganger, conjured up by Jaffar to thwart him.
Although simple by today's standards, it's still very playable, the gameplay has inspired many future cinematic action platformers such as Flashback. A sequel Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow of the Flame would be released in 1993 followed by a successful gaming franchise.
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How to play Prince of Persia
- Create a new folder for the game e.g. C:\OLDGAMES\PRINCE
- Extract the game files to the new game folder.
- Open DOSBox by running DOSBox.exe.
- In DOSBox type ‘mount c c:\\OLDGAMES’ and press ENTER
- Type ‘C:’ and press ENTER followed by ‘CD PRINCE’ and ENTER.
- Later versions allow you to set sound options. To do so:
- Type ‘SETUP’ and then press ENTER
- Choose the sound options and exit back to the DOSBox.
- To start the game type ‘PRINCE’ and press ENTER.
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Comments and reviews
Joey Account 2018-02-11 0 point DOS version
This game is so good Even today its game play is excellent, Game plays great on my raspberry pi. Classic for sure!
Akos 2017-11-14 0 point
How to get through level 2?
The door opening trap is not found, also the level structure is different compared to ones shown on youtube.
Δημήτρης Νόρτον-Νικολακόπουλος 2017-09-10 0 point DOS version
B E S T V I D E O G A M E E V E R. Enough said . . .
Juan perez 2017-05-15 0 point
If you don't know, you can select the game versión and if you want the true game you must pick v1.0
Yusufylmz1986 2017-03-02 0 point
I have a video about this game.
This game from my childhood memories :(
Servid 2017-01-31 1 point DOS version
This was my first video game ever... So many memories.
My dad introduce to this world hahaha.
Thank you very much!
chickenBok 2016-10-15 0 point
I always felt even as a 7 year old that princess was more trouble than she was worth. Her chambers weren't even guarded like, she could have left at any time.
emaborsa 2016-10-02 0 point DOS version
There is a problem on level 2. Some parts are missing and i'm not able to open the final door....there's no way out...
Lifti 2016-07-31 0 point DOS version
I can confirm that there is something wrong with version 1.4
Parts of the levels 1 and 2 look different than the one in the original version and as far as i noticed it is not possible in level 2 to open the exit-door. seems to be a bug. so don't use v1.4 but 1.3 or 1.0 instead.
Class of 89 2016-07-29 0 point DOS version
Loved to play this on my Amstrad 286 with 512k memory and a SoundBlaster Pro card! I still had the 3.5inch floppy disk with a copy of the game!
Talha 2016-06-15 -1 point
SOLVED THIS YO GAME MANY TIME AND I PLAY IT EVERYDAY!!!! LOVED IT!! BETTER THAN ANY GAME IN THE WORLD!!!!
DareDevil 2016-03-20 2 points DOS version
This game is my first game i played when i am in 1 class of my school i love this game & i want to play this game once more in my life please tell me how to install this game
tuq 2016-01-20 -1 point DOS version
i really like this game since it was released. especially the way i killed the guard with spike traps or meat-cutter traps.
roamer 2015-12-22 0 point
I remember this game from the early 90's. Pretty hard. Could never get very far. Maybe I should try again...
Dude 2015-02-04 0 point DOS version
Yes there's something wrong with level 2. Also it's different gameplay from what I remember. I'll try the original version.
219800051 2015-01-30 -3 points DOS version
Version 1.4. I'm running the game in dosbox and seems to be a bug at level 2. The exit door won't open. Does anyone has the same problem ?
Pink Floyd 2014-05-21 1 point DOS version
Timeless. The animation of this game was so good the first time I saw it....... It was one of my greatest moments in gaming. It was one of the most impressive moments I have had and I am a first generation gamer.
Arenics 2013-10-11 0 point DOS version
I just got an only thing to say about this game: SHIFT + L
Pink Floyd 2013-10-06 0 point DOS version
I did not have a PC until about 3 years after this game came out. So when I got this game it was not the newest thing and had been out for a while. It still blew me away. The animation was incredible. Years ahead of its time. Even games like Out of this World (Another World) did not impress me as much as this game did. Tomb Raider came out light years after and made great use of animation like this in 3D. This game as aged as well as any of the best PC games ever made. Still great fun!
Drifter 2013-05-27 0 point DOS version
One of the most ported games ever, but just got to play the original!
markegiani 2013-04-10 -1 point DOS version
One of the best games in that time ! Beautiful animation with never-seen gameplay. Lots of traps and difficult tasks to perform make this game jewel no.1 in platform/arcade adv. genre.
Jordiet 2013-04-05 -1 point DOS version
The best game ever! addictive, smooth movementes... battles requiering high dexterity... I love it!
Goxon 2012-12-14 0 point DOS version
The Prince of Persia games reminds me of those good old days. Very interesting epic adventure.
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