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Back of Box - DOS (DE):
    Spieler rund um den Erdball und die Fachpresse waren begeistert und verzaubert von der fantastischen Animation in KARATEKA. Fünf Jahre später, nach dem Studium hunderter von Film-Ausschnitten. präsentiert Jordan Mechner jetzt sein neuestes Meisterwerk. Sie werden Animationen auf dem Bildschirm sehen, wie Sie sie für unmöglich machbar auf einem Computer gehalten hätten.

    Siebzehn Jahre habe ich, Jaffar, als Großwisir dem Sultan gedient. Jetzt ist die Stunde meines Triumphes gekommen. Schon sitze ich auf seinem Thron... und bald wird mir auch seine Töchter gehören - die Prinzessin, deren Schönheit die Sterne verblassen läßt.
    Nie würde ich mich dieser wunderschönen Kreatur aufdrängen. Eine ganze Stunde sei Ihr gegeben um die Wahl zu treffen. Sie soll mich selber erwählen - oder aber ihr Leben sei verwirkt.
    Und trotzdem hofft sie auf Rettung. Das Objekt ihrer kindlichen Einbildung? Ein junger Abenteurer - ein Niemand - der längst schon Gefangener in meinem Verließ ist.
    Es wird keine Rettung geben. Denn selbst wenn er aus seinem Gefängnis fliehen kann, so wird er nie den Weg der tausend Fallen und hundert Wachen bestehen.
    Doch, nur angenommen, er kann all diese Gefahren überwinden. Dann wird er auf mich treffen... und Kräfte weiß ich zu beschwören, die jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft liegen. Zauber? Schwarze Magie? Dies sind nur Worte. Ich spreche von Mysterien, Geheimnisse, denen kein Mensch - ob Mann oder Frau - widerstehen kann.

    ■ komplett in Deutsch.
    ■ Flüssige Animation und eine besonders exakte Steuerung
    ■ Non-Stop Action kombiniert mit Adventure Elementen
    ■ Story mit Intrigen, Romantik und unerwarteten Wendungen
    ■ 12 Level voll fantastischer Grafik und Filmmusik-ähnlichem Sound

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 11, 2021.

Back of Box - Game Boy (US):

    Prince of Persia®

    SEVENTEEN YEARS HAVE I, JAFFAR, SERVED AS Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Persia. Now the hour of my triumph is at hand. Already I sit on his throne, and soon I shall have his daughter as well — the Princess, whose beauty is like the stars and the moon.

    Of course, I would never force myself upon this lovely creature. I shall give her a full hour to reach her own decision. She shall choose me of her own free will — or forfeit her life.

    And yet she clings to her fantasy of rescue. The object of her childish infatuation? A young adventurer — a nobody — who is now, on my orders, a prisoner in my dungeons.

    Even should he escape his cell and bypass my cunning traps and palace guards — he is still no match for the evil of my sorcery. Or is he?

    ■ Fluid animation and quick, responsive controls.
    ■ Non-stop action combined with the exploration and puzzle-solving challenge of an adventure game.
    ■ Movie-like storyline with intrigue, romance, and surprising twists.
    ■ 12 levels of difficulty.

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 11, 2021.

Back of Cartridge Case - Genesis (US):

    Prince of Persia®

    THE HOTTEST ACTION ADVENTURE HIT COMES TO YOUR GENESIS!

    LOCKED DEEP IN THE DARK castle dungeons by the evil Grand Vizier, you search desperately for a way to escape — and to rescue the beautiful Princess!
    The awesome graphics and fantastic animation make the action come alive! Slash through twelve increasingly dangerous levels. Solve challenging puzzles. Find and drink magic potions. Reach the top of the palace and fight the Grand Vizier in a sword duel to the finish — before the sands of time run out!

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 11, 2021.

Back of Box - NES (CA-US):
    Seventeen years have I, Jaffar, served as Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Persia. Now the hour of my triumph is at hand. Already I sit on his throne, and soon I shall have his daughter as well — the Princess, whose beauty is like the stars and the moon.

    Of course, I would never force myself upon this lovely creature. I shall give her a full hour to reach her own decision. She shall choose me of her own free will — or forfeit her life.

    And yet she clings to her fantasy of rescue. The object of her childish infatuation? A young adventurer — a nobody — who is now, on my orders, a prisoner in my dungeons.

    There will be no rescue. He shall never leave his prison alive. Even should he escape his cell, he could never survive the cunning traps and palace guards barring him from the Princess.

    Yet suppose — by some succession of miracles — he prevails over all these? Ah, then I would be obliged to use certain forces of my own. Enchantment? Black Magic? These are but words. I speak of mysteries. Mysteries that no man — or woman — can withstand.

    • Fluid animation and quick, responsive controls
    • Non-stop action combined with the exploration and puzzle-solving of an adventure game.
    • Movie-like storyline with intrigue, romance, and surprising twists.
    • 12 levels of difficulty.


    (* * * * / * * * *) Incredibly realistic... The adventurer character actually looks human as he jumps, climbs and hang from ledges."
    COMPUTER ENTERTAINER

    " A tremendous achievement... Prince of Persia® is the Star Wars of its field." COMPUTER GAMING WORLD

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 10, 2021.

Back of Box - SNES (AU-NZ-US):
    Featuring superb graphic detail and incredibly fluid animation, this hit action adventure comes to Super NES with more thrills than a saber duel with a thousand sultans!

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 10, 2021.

Back of Cartridge Case - SMS (DE-FI-FR-IT-NL-SE-SP-UK):

    PRINCE
    of
    PERSIA®

    Taken from hundreds of movie clips the animated sequences are so uncannily human you will be addicted in seconds. Your sword fighting skills will be tested to the full in this amazing puzzle solving challenge. A multitude of secret passages, fantastic rooms, violent opponents and magic potions await you in a bid to foil the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar and rescue the beautiful princess to become the PRINCE OF PERSIA.

    Die mit Hilfe von Hunderten von Filmauschnitten gestalteten Animationsfolgen wirken so unheimlich lebensecht, daß Sie bereits in den ersten Sekunden gefesselt sein werden. Ihre Geschicklichkeit im Schwertkampf wird bis zum äußersten getestet, während Sie herausgefordert sind, das Rätsel dieses erstaunlichen Spiels zu lösen. Zahlreiche Geheimgänge, fantastische Räume, brutale Gegner und magische Tränke warten auf Sie bei Ihren Bemühungen, die Pläne des bösen Großwesirs Jaffar zu vereiteln und die schöne Prinzessin zu retten, um PRINZ VON PERSIEN zu werden.

    Réalisées à partir de centaines de clips cinématographiques, les séquences animées sont si étonnament réelles que vous serez complètement ensorcelé au bout de quelques secondes. Vos talents à l'épée seront mis à rude épreuve dans un challenge extraordinaire, regorgeant d'énigmes à résoudre. Une multitude de passages secrets, de pièces fantastiques, d'adversaires violents et de potions magiques vous attendent. Vous devez déjouer les plans diaboliques du Grand Vizir Jaffar et sauver la belle princesse pour relever le défi et devenir PRINCE DE PERSE.

    Tomadas a partir de cientos de clips cinematográficos, las secuencias animadas parecen tan increíblemente humanas que en pocos segundos te transformarás en un adicto de este juego. Tu habilidad para luchar con la espada será puesta a toda prueba mientras haces frente al reto que te impone el resolver este fascinante enigma. Gran cantidad de pasajes secretos, salones fantásticos, violentos oponentes y pociones mágicas estarán a tu espera cuando trates de frustrar los planes del malvado Gran Visir Jaffar y rescatar a la hermosa princesa, para así transformarte en el PRINCIPE DE PERSIA.

    Prese da centinaia di immagini cinematografiche, le sequenze animate sono talmente umanizzate da farti in vaghire in pochi secondi. Le tue abilità di combattimento con la spada verranno messe alla prova fino in fondo, in questa stupefacente sfida a sciogli indovinello. Una moltitudine di passaggi segreti, di stanze fantastiche, di avversari violenti e pozioni magiche ti attendono, nel tentativo di battere il Gran Visir Jaffar e di salvare la bella principessa, diventando cosi il PRINCIPE DI PERSIA.

    Tagna från hundratals av bio klipp de animerade sekvenserna är så otroligt mänskliga an du kommer att vara spel beroende efter nägra sekunder. Din svärd teknik kommer att testas i denna otroliga pusslande utmaning. En multitud av hemliga passager, fantastiska rum, våldsamma fiender och magiska potioner kommer an vänta på dig i ett försök an fälla den stora Vizier Jaffar och rädda den vackra prinsessan för att bli PRINS AV PERSIEN.

    De tekenfilmpjes, die uit honderden filmgragmenten zijn genomen, zijn zo ongelooflijk echt dat u met een paar minuten verslaafd zult zijn. Uw vaardigheden in de zwaardvechtkunst worden tot het uiterste getest in deze verbazingwekkende uitdaging om de puzzel op te lossen. Een netwerk van geheime gangen, fantastische kamers, gewelddadige tegenstanders en toverdrankjes, dit alles staat u te wachten wanneer u probeert om de kwaadaardige Grootvizier Jaffar te verslaan en de mooie prinses te bevrijden zodat u de PRINS VAN PERZIE kunt worden.

    Sadoista elokuvaleikkeistä otetut piirretyt sarjat ovat niin yilluonnollisen inhimillisiä, että Ihastut niihin muutamassa sekunnissa. Miekan taistelutaitosi joutuvat kovalle koetukselle tässä hämmästyttävässä pulman ratkaisu haasteessa. Suuri määrä salaisia käytäviä, mielikuvituksellisia huonelta, rajuja vastustajia ja talkajuomia odottaa sinua yrittäessäsi torjua pahan Grand Vizier Jaffar in ja pelastaa kaunlin prinsessan, jotta sinusta tulisi PRINCE OF PERSIA.


    Players: 1
    Peripherals: Sega control pad
    12 levels

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 10, 2021.

Front of Box - NES (DE):
    Das zu einem Hit gewordene Action-Adventure mit superber, detaillierter Grafik und fließenden Animationen jetzt auf Ihrem Super NES™.
    Eine großere Herausforderung als ein Säbelduell mit tausend Sultanen!

    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 10, 2021.

Back of Box - SNES (DE):

    KONAMI® PRINCE of PERSIA®

    VERTRAUE AUF DEIN SCHICKSAL, OH FURCHTLOSER KÄMPFER.

    Das mit Preisen überschüttete, säbelrasselnde Computer-Abenteuer gibt es nun auch für das Supper NES. Hier sind die Animationen noch detaillierter, und die Steuerung ist noch exakter. Sogar ein fünfteiliger Trainingsmodus zwecks Perfektionierung Ihrer Renn-, Spring-, Kletter- und Schwertkünste wurde in das Spiel miteingebunden.
    Aber der Sand der Zeit ist gegen Sie, denn Sie müssen 20 gefährliche Level überleben, die Prinzessin aus den Klauen des üblen Großwesirs Jaffa befreien und Ihren königlichen Anspruch geltend machen, bevor der Stundenglases verronnen ist.
    Hüten Sie sich vor den brüchigen Böden und Decken, den knochenbrechenden Guillotinen, den versteckten Fallgruben, den Flammenwänden und vielem mehr. Jaffars Magie wird Sie zum Untergang verurteilen, wenn Sie nicht absolut geschickt und tapfer ten Skeletten unterstützt Jaffars barbarisches Treiben. Selbst Ihr anderes Ich ist Ihr Feind.
    Schlüpfen Sie durch unsichtbare Türen, und gehen Sie durch Raum-Zeit-Portale. Finden Sie Karaffen mit magischen Ttänken, aber nutzen Sie diese mit Verstand. Sie können Ihnen Ihre Lebenskraft zurückbringen oder Sie mit einem Schlag töten. Mache also jeden Deiner Schritte mit Bedacht, junger (zukünftiger?) Prinz. Oder das gesamte Königreich wird die dunkelste Arabische Nacht seit Anbeginn der Zeiten erleben.

    Für einen Spieler.


    Contributed by jean-louis (54680) on Sep 10, 2021.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 3DS (US):

    Play one of gaming’s most loved platformers.

    The classic Prince of Persia is now available for download. Relive this classic platforming experience, often heralded as a pioneer of the platforming genre. This re-release is faithful to the original, complete with the dashing acrobatics of the Prince that made the game famous.

    Traverse sprawling levels, dodge deadly traps such as spikes and guillotines, and clash swords with palace guards – all before facing the evil Grand Vizier and rescuing the princess. But be quick: you only have one hour. The sands of time are flowing….

    This game is only playable in 2D.

    Contributed by Harmony♡ (20665) on Jul 19, 2016.

Comic book ad (SNES version):
    NO BOMBS, MISSILES, LASERS, MACHINE GUNS OR VULCAN CANNONS.

    BUT YOU'LL STILL NEED POWERFUL ARMS.

    And legs. And even wits. Because in Prince of Persia from Konami, only a fast mind and fit muscles can conquer all 20 Super NES stages, including 8 you've never seen anywhere before.

    Once sealed inside the desert palace maze you'll hardly have time to appreciate the awesome high resolution graphics, incredibly cool life-like player animation, and mood setting Arabian melodies. Because when you're not hanging by your fingertips over spiked pits or leaping through razor sharp guillotines, you'll be saber dueling with skeletal remains and vicious turbaned terrors.

    The sands of time are against you, so you must be constantly on the move, making split second decisions with no margin for error. Is that vessel filled with poison or life giving nectar? Will that floor cave in or open a secret passage? Only the sultan of sin Jaffar knows, for sure. And he'll even use magic to keep you from rescuing the princess and becoming the Prince of Persia.

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (63606) on Feb 22, 2013.

Back of Box - SNES:

    SHEIK, RATTLE AND ROLL TOWARDS YOUR DESTINY, O FEARLESS ONE.

    The award-winning computer software adventure that has people everywhere rattling their sabres is here for Super NES. And now the animation is more detailed, and the controls more responsive. There's even a five-part training mode for sharpening your running, jumping, climbing and sword fighting skills.
    But the sands of time are against you. For you must survive 20 perilous stages, rescue the princess from the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, and claim the royal residency all before the hourglass is empty.
    Beware the unpredictable floors and ceilings, gut-spilling guillotines, hidden spikes, walls of flames and more. Jaffar's spells spell doom if you're not crafty and nimble. And a legion of savage servants, amazons and immortal skeletons will do his barbaric bidding. Even your own alter ego is the enemy.
    Pass through invisible doors and walk through space portals. Find vessels of magic potions, but partake of them wisely. They may increase your life or just as easily poison you. So take each step with caution, young would-be prince, or the entire Kingdom will suffer the darkest Arabian night ever.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (26966) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of Box - SEGA CD (US):

    PRINCE OF PERSIA ON SEGA CD!

    Your beloved princess is being held hostage. To save her you must battle the most skillful swordsman on earth. As you travel, beware of the labyrinth of the exotic dangers and deathtraps.

    • It's like an Arabian Nights movie come to life. Plunge into a deadly labyrinth of heart stopping action, challenging mazes and superb animation.
    • Hundreds of movie clips were used to create animations so human they must be seen to be believed.
    • Quick responsive controls, and a plot filled with intrigue and surprising twists.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (26966) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of Box - Amiga (UK):
    It's amazing! Working from hundreds of movie clips, Jordan Mechner, author of the acclaimed Karateka, breaks new ground with animation sequences so uncannily human they must be seen to be believed. Sword fighting, running or jumping, the action is awesome.

    You take the part of a young adventurer attempting to save a beautiful princess. The Grand Vizier, an evil and sexually deviant man, is about to pounce on her. Only you can come to the rescue!

    Time is ticking away, you'll have to move fast to escape your cell and evade the many cunning traps placed in your path.

    Non stop action is combined with the exploration and puzzle-solving challenge of a top flight adventure game. With hundreds of fantastic rooms to explore, you must use all your sword fighting skills to do battle with violent opponents and foil the Grand Vizier's despicable plans.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (26966) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (US):
    Game players and critics hailed Karateka for the graceful, realistic animation of Jordan Mechner's karate fighting sequences. Now, working meticulously from hundreds of movie clips, he breaks new ground with animation so uncannily human it must be seen to be believed.

    Seventeen years have I, Jaffar, served as Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Persia. Now the hour of my triumph is at hand. Already I sit on his throne, and soon I shall have his daughter as well—the Princess, whose beauty is like the stars and the moon.
    Of course, I would never force myself upon this lovely creature. I shall give her a full hour to reach her own decision. She shall choose me of her own free will—or forfeit her life.
    And yet she clings to her fantasy of rescue. The object of her childish infatuation? A young adventurer—a nobody— who is now, on my orders, a prisoner in my dungeons.
    There will be no rescue. He shall never leave his prison alive. Even should he escape his cell, he could never survive the cunning traps and palace guards barring him from the Princess.
    Yet suppose—by some succession of miracles—he prevails over all these? Ah, then I would be obliged to use certain forces of my own. Enchantment? Black magic? These are but words. I speak of mysteries. Mysteries that no man—or woman—can withstand.

    • Fluid animation and quick, responsive controls.
    • Non-stop action combined with the exploration and puzzle-solving challenge of an adventure game.
    • Movie-like storyline with intrigue, romance, and surprising twists.
    • 12 levels of difficulty.


    Explore over 250 rooms.

    Battle ever-more skillful swordsmen.

    Evade increasingly diabolical deathtraps.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (26966) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of box - Game Boy Color:
    Grab your sword and experience the addictive gameplay that set the standard for intense action and adventure. Explore exotic labyrinths and challenging mazes, avoid devious, lethal traps and battle ever more skillful swordsmen as you attempt to rescue the Princess before time runs out. All hope rests on you! But be careful where you step, those spikes can be nasty.

  • Non-stop action combined with addictive puzzle-solving challenges
  • Incredibly lifelike swordfighting, lethal deathtraps, and maddening mazes
  • Fluid animation based on breakthrough rotoscoping technology
  • Movie-like storyline with intrigue, romance, and surprising twists
  • BONUS: New training level and enemies designed exclusively for the Game Boy Color System

    "Game of the Decade" - Canal+/Generation 4

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69012) on Sep 06, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    Seventeen years have I, Jaffar, served as Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Persia. Now the hour of my triumph is at hand. Already I sit on his throne, and soon I shall have his daughter as well -- the Princess, whose beauty is like the stars and the moon.

    Of course, I would never force myself upon this lovely creature. I shall give her a full hour to reach her own decision. She shall choose me of her own free will -- or forfeit her life.

    And yet she clings to her fantasy of rescue. The object of her childish infatuation? A young adventurer -- a nobody -- who is now, on my orders, a prisoner in my dungeons.

    There will be no rescue. He shall never leave his prison alive. Even should he espace his cell, he could never survive the cunning traps and palace guards barring him from the Princess.

    Yet suppose -- by some succession of miracles -- he prevails over all these? Ah, then I would be obliged to use certain forces of my own. Enchantment? Black Magic? These are but words. I speak of mysteries. Mysteries that no man -- or woman -- can withstand.
  • Fluid animation and quick, responsive controls
  • Non-stop action combined with the exploration and puzzle-solving of an adventure game.
  • Movie-like storyline with intrigue, romance, and surprising twists.
  • 12 levels of difficulty.

  • Contributed by Donny K. (453) on Aug 10, 1999.

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