Game Pince of Persia.
It is a time of darkness. While the sultan is off fighting a foreign war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar has seized the reins of
power. Throughout the land, the people groan under the yoke of tyranny, and dream of better days.
You are the only obstacle between Jaffar and the throne. An adventurer from a foreign land, innocent of palace intrigues, you have won the heart of the
Sultan's lovely young daughter. And in so doing, you have unwittingly made a powerful enemy.
On Jaffar's orders, you are arrested, stripped of your sword and possessions, and thrown into the Sultan's dungeons. As for the Princess, Jaffar gives her a
choice, and an hour to decide: Marry him--or DIE!
Locked in her room high in the palace tower, the Princess rests all her hopes on you. For when the last sands drain from the hourglass, her choice can
bring only a throne for the Grand Vizier . . . a new reign of terror for his long-suffering subjects . . . and death for the brave youth who might have
been . . . Prince of Persia.
Up - Jump up/climb up
Down - Kneel/climb down
Left - Move left/Hold to run left
Right - Move right/Run right
Left/Up - Jump left/Far jump if running
Right/Up - Jump right/Far jump if running
Right-shift/Joystick button - Pick up/swing sword
Ctrl-A - Restart current level
Ctrl-R - Return to intro
Ctrl-S - Sound on/off
Ctrl-V - Version
Ctrl-Q - Quit to DOS
Shift-L - Next level
There seemed to be some code to save the game, but I couldn't figure out how to save. Watch for the complete docs in a day or two, from us or someone
Jumping straight up and hitting the ceiling will sometimes reveal a way up.
To move forward a small amount, duck or jump straight up.
Red potions heal; Blue potions hurt.
This game looks pretty good. The character's movements are impressive. The game reviewers seem to agree, as you can tell by looking through
PRINCE.EXE with your favorite sector editor or file browser. I haven't seen any of those pop up yet. Could just be in there for people who look through
the code. Anyway, I'm sure you'll enjoy this thing. I did until forced to play it several dozen times. It's rather difficult... On level 12 you have
to duel the Sultan or whatever he is.
Distributive size: 476K Windows-95,98,ME,2000,XP,NT