Prince of Persia

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Press Keyboard right side: Alt+Enter keys to switch to full screen game play, and Alt+Enter keys to return.

How to play: 

↑ Up
Prince hops on the spot.
If there is a ledge above, hold up to jump and climb up the ledge.
If there are some loose slabs above you, hop to touch them and they will fall.
Also used to jump while running forward.
While swordfighting Up is used to block an attack.

↓ Down
Prince will crouch for as long as the button is held.
Used to scale down ledges.
While swordfighting this will put your sword away.

← Left
Prince turns to the left. Prince will run forward for a short distance if tapped;
Prince will run continuously if held.

→ Right
Prince faces the right of the screen. As above, Prince runs forward for a short
distance if button is tapped; Prince runs continuously if button is held.

Action button.
Hold to hang on to ledges, walk slowly, pick up stuff, and fight.
Hold and press Up + Left or Right to make a careful jump.
While jumping, hold Shift to catch the other ledge and hold.

Shows you the amount of time you have left. You only have one hour, remember?

Saves game. You have to be at least at Level 3 to save. Anything lower and Prince
won't save. Also note that you can only save a game at a time. Any more and your
previous game will be deleted. To back up your game, copy the Prince.sav file into
a different folder, or rename it.

Loads a saved game. Press this during the intro screen.

Restarts game; Back to the intro screen

Restarts level. This will only reset the current level you are on in case you get
stuck. Note that time will still flow, so if you keep restarting a level for one
hour then it's game over.

Turns sound ON/OFF, along with the music.

Skips a level, but leaves you with 15 minutes of time. There is NO WAY you can
win the game now, as this mode is only for practice. Okay, maybe you can, but
I'm pretty skeptical. I'll keep trying, though... And also note that you can
only skip up to Level 4.

Escape button
Pauses the game. Press again for single-frame movement. Press anything else to resume.


Prince of Persia (often shortened to "POP") is a platform game, originally developed by Jordan Mechner in 1989 for the Apple II, that was widely seen[citation needed] as a great leap forward in the quality of animation seen in computer games. Mechner used a process called rotoscoping, in which he studied many hours of film of his younger brother David running and jumping in white clothes, to ensure that all the movements looked just right. Also unusual was the method of combat: protagonist and enemies fought with swords, not projectile weapons, as was the case in most contemporary games. Mechner has said that when he started programming, the first ten minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark had been one of the main inspirations for the character's acrobatic responses in a dangerous environment.

After the original release on the Apple II, Prince of Persia was ported to a wide range of platforms, including the Amiga, Apple Macintosh, DOS, NES, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive, Game Gear, SNES, Sharp X68000, Atari ST and SAM Coupé. The game managed to surprise and captivate the player despite being at first glance, repetitive. This was achieved by interspersing intelligent puzzles and deadly traps all along the path the Prince had to take to complete the game—all this packaged in fluid, life-like motion.

Prince of Persia also influenced a sub-genre, which imitated the sprawling non-scrolling levels, fluid animation, and control style pioneered by Prince.


No posted cheats for this game yet.
How to enable cheats: (I´m on a MAC)

start game
press FN+CTRL+Q to quit to DOS
enter "prince megahit" to start the game from DOS with enabled cheats again
all cheats should work now
shift+L next level
shift+ K Kill opponent
shift + T gain healt

you´re welcome

Game year: 
Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Prince of Persia - Cover Art DOS

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