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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow And The Flame

A huge rock blocks the entrance to the Skull Caverns. The slabs disappear in the quicksand when you step on them!

A huge rock blocks the entrance to the Skull Caverns. The slabs disappear in the quicksand when you step on them!

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The Shadow And The Flame takes classic Prince of Persia action and combines it with diverse and detailed environments. You will be visiting several places in Persia, starting from the harbor, the beaches and later on a complete abandoned city. In your adventures you'll fight guards, skeletons, medusa heads, snakes, birdmen and other characters.

There are times where Prince 2 really feels like a worthy sequel of Prince of Persia 1, such as in the Birdmen Fortress. But most of the time, Prince 2 is even more of a challenge than the first part. It requires more precise timing, and there are a lot more enemies and hidden dangers.

What keeps this game interesting throughout are the suprises you find everywhere which make the gameplay varied and rewarding. Also, sometimes you'll find screen with such great artwork that it makes beating the nightmarish challenges in this game worth it. There are cutscenes throughout the game, which tell the story in a catchy way, with beautifull images.

Unfortunately there are some parts in this game where the challenges are frustratingly difficult, or sometimes plain impossible to solve. There is a bigger emphasis on combat and sometimes you'll be surprised when 2, or even 3 enemies will fight you at the same time. It can be frustrating trying to find out every part of the level, and suffering death countless times before you understand how it works. You'll need a lot of patience or you'll loose your mind!

With thanks to Eizaz Azhar, who wrote an excellent walkthrough of this game.

The Story

In ancient Persia, there lived a Sultan who had an only daughter whose beauty was like moonrise in a clear heaven. Now it happened that the Sultan left his kingdom to fight in a foreign land. In his absence, the Princess fell in love with a young traveller who climbed the palace wall to see her. This did not please the Sultan's Grand Vizier Jaffar who meant to marry the Princess himself. Seizing power, Jaffar had his rival thrown into the dungeons but the young man escaped and struck down the evil magician. When he learned of his Vizier's treachery, the grateful Sultan offered riches but the stranger requested just one reward. And so the young lovers were wed and they lived happily... well, for eleven days.

One morning as the prince stands before the doors of the throne room a coldness like a shadow passes over him. As he approaches the throne he feels the eyes of the court upon him. The Princess and the Sultan stare at him. "Princess, why do you look at me so strangely?" "How dare you speak to the Princess?" "Guards! Seize him! Seize him!" "Don't hurt him!" "He's just a poor mad beggar." "After him! Don't let him get away!" "Don't worry my dear, he won't get very far."

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thumbnail In ancient Persia, there lived a Sultan who had an only daughter whose beauty was like moonrise in a clear heaven...
Prince of Persia 2: Th...
In ancient Persia, there lived a Sultan who had an only...
thumbnail Now it happened that the Sultan left his kingdom to fight in a foreign land. In his absence, the Princess fell in love with a young traveller who climbed the palace wall to see her.
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Now it happened that the Sultan left his kingdom to fig...
thumbnail Prince Of Persia 2: The Shadow And The Flame title screen
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Prince Of Persia 2: The Shadow And The Flame title scre...
thumbnail The Prince jumps through the window and the game begins!
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The Prince jumps through the window and the game begins...
thumbnail The Prince lands on the roof of a shop while he flees to the port where there more angry guards.
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The Prince lands on the roof of a shop while he flees t...
thumbnail He manages to jump to a leaving merchant boat, where he stays as a stowaway for a while.
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He manages to jump to a leaving merchant boat, where he...
thumbnail A huge rock blocks the entrance to the Skull Caverns. The slabs disappear in the quicksand when you step on them!
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A huge rock blocks the entrance to the Skull Caverns. T...
thumbnail Inside the Skull Caverns, the Prince jumps over a pool of lava. The skeleton comes alive when you come near them!
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Inside the Skull Caverns, the Prince jumps over a pool ...
thumbnail Oh shiiiii.... The bridge collapses during the sword fight with the skeleton.
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Oh shiiiii.... The bridge collapses during the sword fi...
thumbnail The flying carpet brings the Prince at the entrance of an abandoned city somewhere in Persia.
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The flying carpet brings the Prince at the entrance of ...
thumbnail Inside the ruins of the abandoned city, there are still lot's of active traps. The Prince carefully crawls underneath the sharp blade.
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Inside the ruins of the abandoned city, there are still...
thumbnail On top of the ancient city ruins, the Prince will jump onto the marble horse, cowboy-style and the horse
miraculously comes alive.
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On top of the ancient city ruins, the Prince will jump ...
thumbnail The horse brings him to the brick-red Birdmen Fortress.
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The horse brings him to the brick-red Birdmen Fortress.
thumbnail The higher grounds of the Birdmen Fortress are filled with maze-like situations like this.
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The higher grounds of the Birdmen Fortress are filled w...
thumbnail The Prince fights the Birdmen while another one comes from behind him! This doesn't seem fair at all!
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The Prince fights the Birdmen while another one comes f...
thumbnail After fighting the Birdmen, the Prince gets to the top of the birdmen headquarters and finds his horse. The view must be incredible from there!
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After fighting the Birdmen, the Prince gets to the top ...
thumbnail The Prince returns to Persia and climbs into Jaffar's palace via his window. It must feel incredible standing there!
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The Prince returns to Persia and climbs into Jaffar's p...
thumbnail Jaffar suddenly curses the Prince, and he gets transported to a chess board in another dimension..
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Jaffar suddenly curses the Prince, and he gets transpor...
thumbnail In the final and most mind-boggling level of all, the Prince finds hisself on a weird chess board..
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In the final and most mind-boggling level of all, the P...
thumbnail The Prince chases Jaffar on the weird platforms in this weird dimension.
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The Prince chases Jaffar on the weird platforms in this...
thumbnail With the sorceror's death, the spell was shattered. The Princess looked upon the Prince, and saw once again the man she loved.
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With the sorceror's death, the spell was shattered. The...
thumbnail The Prince ordered Jaffar's ashes scattered to the windows. The people rejoiced. The Prince and Princess dwelt together in joy and serenity, and lived happily ever after.
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The Prince ordered Jaffar's ashes scattered to the wind...
thumbnail An old witch gazes upon them via a crystal ball. On her forehead is a symbol of a snake.. Could she be the one who killed Prince's parents? Could it be...
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An old witch gazes upon them via a crystal ball. On her...

Tagged:

Vga graphics   Prince   Persia   Shadow   Flame   Beach   Harbor   Harbour   Skeleton   Carpet   Magic   Blade   Jaffar   Horse   Ruin   Birdman   Fortress   Cave   Cavern   Candle   Torch   Iran   Chess   Curse   Princess   Crystal ball   Sorcerer   Spell   Love   Witch   Sultan   Port   Guard   Boat   Jordan mechner  

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