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Prince of Persia (SEGA Master System)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Mean Machines
Although it looks like just another platform game, Prince of Persia takes a fresh angle on this popular formula. Instead of the usual arcade-style running and jumping about, the gameplay is fairly sedate and, for want of a better description, far more realistic than anything I've played before. You have to think about where you're jumping to, whether to haul yourself up a level or cautiously drop down a floor. The realism is further enhanced by the outstanding animation. The movement of the main character is truly brilliant and is easily the most realistic I've seen on a console game - this is a game you really have to see to appreciate. The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was the combat - it's all a bit weak and the parrying and thrusting could have been made far more realistic. But really that's a minor niggle, and it doesn't stop this being an essential purchase for platform/arcade adventure fans
Sega Force
Prince of Persia är kort och gott ett bra spel. Det enda som irriterar är att den läckert animerade gubben är lite svår att flytta på, och att man inte alltid ser riktigt hur han står. Innan man blir van drattar han i avgrunden och pajar ihop rätt ofta, men man lär sig snart dubbeltrycktekniken. Klart köpvärt för alla 8-bitars äventyrare.
Video Games
Die liebevoll ertüftelte Animation des Helden ist das erste was beim persischen Prinzen auffällt und für viele der Hautpgrund, sich mit dem Spiel zu beschäftigen. Zwar sind die Levels clever aufgebaut und geizen nicht mit versteckten Gags, die unüberschaubare Größe der Umgebung langweilt den Spieler aber schnell durch monotone Hintergründe und sich wiederholende grafische Elemente. Sound ist kaum vorhanden und auch die filmartigen Zwischensequenzen der Originalversionen wurden nicht vollständig übernommen - dadurch geht viel Atmossphäre flöten. (...) Alles in allem bleibt Prince of Persia, das was es schon auf den Computern war: ein empfehlenswertes Action Adventure mit gewöhnungsbedürftiger Steuerung und einem exzellent animierten Helden.