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Prince of Persia 3D (Windows)

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Description

The Sultan of Persia and his son-in-law are visiting the Sultan's brother, Assan. The friendly family meeting soon turns into a nightmare: Assan kills the young Prince's bodyguards, locks him up in a prison, and captures the Sultan. The reason is a little disagreement between the brothers regarding matrimonial arrangements: it appears that the Sultan had promised his daughter to Assan's son, Rugnor, and later broke his promise by letting her marry the Prince. In the resulting turmoil, the Sultan is killed, and the Princess is kidnapped by Rugnor, a ruthless half-tiger creature. The Prince must figure out a way to find Rugnor, defeat him, and rescue his wife.

Prince of Persia 3D is just what its title implies: an action platformer with puzzle-solving elements in the style of the previous Prince of Persia games, but set in a three-dimensional environment. The Prince still has to time his jumps, avoid deadly traps, interact with the environment, and fight Rugnor's minions who will try to stop him.

Screenshots

Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - A deadly dancer
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Fighting a guard
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Swimming
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Climbing a ledge

Alternate Titles

  • "Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights" -- Dreamcast title
  • "Prince of Persia 3" -- Informal Title
  • "PoP 3D" -- informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not quite a classic, but still pretty good. Rekrul (51) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A great sequel that maintains the original gameplay despite the move to 3D Pix (1162) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
The worst game that I've played in ages. Brian Hirt (10014) 0.2 Stars0.2 Stars0.2 Stars0.2 Stars0.2 Stars
A game that will blow you away! Jim Fun (222) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great game just loved it!! Djinn (21) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Oct, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Just Adventure 2000 B+ 83
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 11, 1999 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy Oct 04, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer Dec, 1999 70 out of 100 70
CyberJoy Jun 09, 2000 3.2 out of 5 64
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Spel för Alla Dec, 1999 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Sep 17, 1999 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 28, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Brian Hirt (10014) added Prince of Persia 3D (Windows) on Feb 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Adam Baratz (1352)