Prince of Persia -
Created by Jordan Mechner back in 1989, Prince of Persia stands as one of the most ported games of all time. Made famous not only by its amazingly smooth animation but also its incredibly frustrating gameplay, Prince of Persia is one of those games that requires immense patience, plenty of precision, and the stomach to see your poor avatar slived, stabbed and otherwise killed in terrible terrible ways.
Initially, the immensely smooth main character is what made the game so popular, and a great tool.
Through a technique called rotoscoping – that is, a live actor is filmed by a camera doing a variety of movements, and then an artist traces those images on a computer – the hero of Prince of Persia had remarkably fluid animation, He didn't just jump up – he'd squat, leap into the sky and grab a hold of a ledge, swaying in the air before he pulled himself up and over.
The Grand Visir Jaffar seizes control of the throne while the Sultan is away. At the same time, a young prince from a far away land falls in love with the Princess, causing him to become Jaffar's enemy. Jaffar kidnaps the prince throwing him into the darkest part of the dungeon. The Princess now has one hour to make a choice: marry the evil Jaffar or die. Take the role of the young prince as he tries to escape from the dungeon. Each of the 12 game levels is a puzzle, and you have exactly 60 minutes to get through all of the levels. You are the only one who can save her, but you've been arrested and thrown in the dank dungeons far below the palace where the princess nervously waits in a room at the top of a tower. You escape the guards' clutches, but you have a long way to go to rescue your true love and depose the cruel tyrant who rules his land with an iron fist. To get there, you'll have to leap across bottomless chasms, avoid spikes which shoot up from the floor, and battle nasty swordsmen.
There are guards throughout the dungeon who are trying to stop you, but you can pick up a sword and use it to dispatch the guards.
Break out of the dungeon and save the woman you love in Prince of Persia.
DirectX 7.0 or higher (DirectX enhances Windows with advanced multimedia capabilities. If you do not have DirectX installed on your system, you can download it from www.microsoft.com. DirectX comes pre-installed with all copies of Windows 98 SE and later, so most likely it is already installed on your system).
Take control of young prince
60-minute time limit
Fight with a sword
Face a variety of enemies
This game is completely free. You may play Prince of Persia
it as much as you like without paying a single buck. In exchange
for playing it, you are instead asked for a small favour. You are
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