Prince of Persia for NES

It's a Nintendo Entertainment System's game

  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: Broderbund

Description of Prince of Persia for NES

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The game is set in Ancient Persia. As a child, Jordan Mechner had enjoyed the tales from the The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, and the settings for this game are changed to Persia. The Prince is an orphan, living of the streets of Persia. One day, he scales the palace walls to catch a glimpse of the Princess, whose beauty is like "moonrise in the heavens". His feelings are reciprocated by the Princess as well, commoner though he is.

The game starts with the Sultan of Persia being called away for a war in a foreign land. Sensing opportunity, the evil Vizier Jaffar seizes the throne for himself. The Prince is imprisoned, since Jaffar has designs on the Princess. The Princess is also imprisoned and is given an hour to decide: she would have to either marry Jaffar or else, die. The Prince therefore has 60 minutes to complete the game by saving the Princess and killing Jaffar.

The twist is that the game is played in real time, so the Prince must quickly complete the quest without breaks. On some platforms it is possible to save the game at the start of each level, though the time limit still applies. The only way to lose the game is by letting the time expire. If the Prince is killed, the game will restart from the beginning of the level, or in some levels, at a mid-way checkpoint.
Requirements: No special requirements

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