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The Prince and the Coward (Windows)

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The Prince and the Coward is a 2D point and click adventure. The game is set in a fantasy kingdom. Young Galador makes a deal with the devil to become a prince and have a life full of adventures. Very quickly, Galador realizes this kind of life is not for him and now is trying to get back his old life.

The game is controlled by mouse (clicking on an item brings up a menu with possible actions) and apart from adventure puzzles, contains some minor arcade sequences.


The Prince and the Coward Windows Inside the Inn, items short description
The Prince and the Coward Windows Journey to the kurgan
The Prince and the Coward Windows Storyline introduction
The Prince and the Coward Windows Best way to defeat a vampire is punching him in the heart with an aspen pin

Alternate Titles

  • "Галадор: Пpоклятие Пpинца" -- Russian spelling
  • "Książę i Tchórz" -- Polish title
  • "Galador: Der Fluch des Prinzen" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Reset Feb, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Przygodoskop Jan 15, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Feibel.de 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Just Adventure Jan, 2002 B+ 83
Power Play Mar, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania.de 1998 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) May, 1999 63 out of 100 63
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1999 59 out of 100 59


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Present in the game, the sorcerer Arivald is a character from the series of stories ("Arivald z Wybrzeża" - "Arivald from the Coast") written by Jacek Piekara.

Short PDF novel on CD

The game CD contains a PDF file of a short story called "Es ist nicht alles Gold, was glänzt (und umgekehrt)" - "All that glitters is not gold (and the other way round)" by Jacek Piekara. The story is only loosely connected to the game, but is nevertheless worth reading.
freaky_hardware (1475) added The Prince and the Coward (Windows) on Oct 22, 2007