The scaling effects are among the cleanest, most precise ever seen on the home gaming market. Defy a dark god and heal an ancient Persian kingdom of a deadly dark plague to save the world. It is important to learn how to time your jump, because if you jump a second later, you're gonna fall down. The controls are highly sensitive -- too sensitive. Even the jumps and climbs of the Prince have to be seen to be believed. The Prince looks real as he runs, jumps, climbs, crouches, shuffles, crosses swords with enemies, and skids to a halt through the castle passageways. Simply put, the Genesis version has better graphics, and the has better music.
The game play could have been better! Press the control pad and he runs; press B and he takes tiny, deliberate steps. Fortunately, a sword, as well as a few dozen bottles of potion, have been hidden in the dungeon. Jaffar, the evil tyrant that took the responsibility of the Sultan during his absence, is out to get the throne. Bent on total domination of your peaceful land, the insidious Jaffar has imprisoned you so that he may claim the Sultan's daughter, your true love, for himself. A New Epic Journey Begins Escape to experience the new fantasy world of ancient Persia. As for the Princess, Jaffar gives her a choice, and one hour to decide: Marry him - or die. They are a dear indication that the floor is rigged with spring-action spikes, which you must leap over or die.
The Game Gear version contains the same fluid animation and crisp graphics that made every other version so great! If you miss your jump, or if it's a long jump, your hands will usually graze the edge of the ledge and grab onto it. As the often repeated story goes, your lovely girlfriend has been kidnapped by an evil dictator and only you can save her. The story centers on the kidnapping of the Princess, who is being hostage by an evil Sultan. The sands of time are against you, so you must be constantly on the move, making split second decisions with no margin for error. You must take many running jumps over deadly chasms. It's a tossup between what's more difficult-the obstacles or the moves. One way to defeat them is to knock them off ledges.
Once sealed inside the desert palace maze you'll hardly have time to appreciate the awesome high resolution graphics, incredibly cool life-like player animation, and mood setting Arabian melodies. You can save a game in progress, but only after reaching the third level. Down and Out Jaffar's peeved 'cause the princess is sweet on you. Advanced and Expert gamers have the best shot at rescuing the Princess, although, Intermediate and Beginning gamers will also enjoy the game if they're not easily frustrated. Knowing you are a threat to his plans, the Grand Vizier has imprisoned you and you must escape the dungeons before he takes the throne. It's just about the ultimate in challenge for expert gamers! You must fight through 14 levels filled with traps and Jaffar's soldiers.
Intricate game play that challenges your wits and dexterity finish off the picture. As you advance during the gameplay, their skills improve and you start to meet smarter and harder opponents. To find the door that leads to the next level, our hero makes his way through a winding labyrinth of tunnels, passageways, ledges, deadly drops, gates, spear traps, demonic pendulums, walls of flame, and other evils almost too horrible to contemplate. Expect to meet up with plenty of guards who reap great pleasure in chopping you down to size. It pays to gamble, 'cuz you get endless continues should you lose.
However, it takes time to master the many precise moves the prince can perform. So while the figures in this game may not have detailed features, they run, leap, climb ledges, and duel just like movie heroes. For more information, see www. As the Prince, you must save the Princess and vanquish Jaffar. The prince-to-be's dungeon-spelunking takes place in side-view perspective, and scenery changes each time you walk off the edge of a screen.
For the uninitiated, the Prince's task is to battle his way to the Princess by making his way through 20 vertically-and horizontally-scrolling, side-view castle levels. The graphics are very good for the Game Gear and the animation is cool. Please rate it below on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score. The sounds are kind of annoying, but expected from the 8-Bit hardware. So hop to it and rescue your woman from a nasty wizard! The realistic animation can take some getting used to, however. In a time of darkness, while the Sultan is off fighting a foreign war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar has seized the reins of power. This game has newer versions released: Prince of Persia 1989 Screenshots.
The path to the Princess is strewn with booby traps and armed enemies who would sooner lop off one of your ears rather than ask you the time of day! Never a company to rest on its laurels, Tengen has some truly impressive games slated for the upcoming months. Description by You've won the heart of the Sultan's lovely daughter. You are cast in the role of a prince who is searching through a high tower to locate a variety of different enhancements! Based on Prince of Persia® created by Jordan Mechner. The game play is very solid and has lost little if nothing in the translation. To Heir Is Human Seems a tyrant named Jaffar usurped Persia's crown while the good Sultan was vacationing and then tossed the former ruler's daughter into a dungeon. There's only one small problem: Jaffar has had you arrested, stripped of your sword, and thrown into his dungeon. There are no refunds for this item.