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Prince of Persia

Awesome graphics in the opening screen.

Awesome graphics in the opening screen.

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Rotoscoping David
Rotoscoping David
This classic game features the best animation ever seen when it came out. Jordan Mechner used a technique called rotoscopy to create the smooth animation seen in this game. 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.

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. Here is a comparison between the EGA and the VGA graphics.

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thumbnail Awesome graphics in the opening screen.
Prince of Persia
Awesome graphics in the opening screen.
thumbnail Only one obstacle remains between Jaffar and the throne: the Sultan's beautiful young daughter...
Prince of Persia
Only one obstacle remains between Jaffar and the throne...
thumbnail The prince finds his sword!
Prince of Persia
The prince finds his sword!
thumbnail The skeleton suddenly came alive
Prince of Persia
The skeleton suddenly came alive
thumbnail The Prince inadvertently creates a doppelganger of himself by jumping through a magical mirror.
Prince of Persia
The Prince inadvertently creates a doppelganger of hims...
thumbnail Great. His mirror image just stole the health potion.
Prince of Persia
Great. His mirror image just stole the health potion.
thumbnail Will he make it?
Prince of Persia
Will he make it?
thumbnail The mouse reopens the gate so the prince can escape.
Prince of Persia
The mouse reopens the gate so the prince can escape.
thumbnail This little mouse saves the prince's life.
Prince of Persia
This little mouse saves the prince's life.
thumbnail This guy is pretty hard to fight. Especially near that gap.
Prince of Persia
This guy is pretty hard to fight. Especially near that ...
thumbnail The floor is collapsing!
Prince of Persia
The floor is collapsing!
thumbnail Escaping level 11 (one of my favorite levels)
Prince of Persia
Escaping level 11 (one of my favorite levels)
thumbnail Insane timed jumps in this level.
Prince of Persia
Insane timed jumps in this level.
thumbnail He's back. How do you defeat yourself?
Prince of Persia
He's back. How do you defeat yourself?
thumbnail Jaffar isn't a great fighter, but he's strong.
Prince of Persia
Jaffar isn't a great fighter, but he's strong.
thumbnail Prince of Persia escaped the dungeon and finally meets his Princess!
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia escaped the dungeon and finally meets ...
thumbnail No longer a stranger, he shall from this day forth be known as... PRINCE OF PERSIA.
Prince of Persia
No longer a stranger, he shall from this day forth be k...

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Prince   Princess   Persia   Sword   Swordfighting   Sultan   Jaffar   Protagonist   Rotoscopy   Jordan mechner   Skeleton   Vga graphics   Iran   Curse  

Comments:

bob (7 years ago)
Does anyone know where i can download the second game?

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