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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame

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After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful daughter of the Persian Sultan. However, as the Prince approached the palace, his appearance suddenly turned into that of a beggar. Someone who looked just like the Prince ordered to throw him out. It turns out that Jaffar is alive and back for vengeance. Banished from the palace, the unfortunately Prince must travel to faraway lands and find a way to defeat the villain.

Prince of Persia 2 is, like its predecessor, a cinematic platformer. Much of the gameplay is reminiscent of the first game, focusing on precise jumping puzzles, swordfighting, and overcoming many hazards in order to stay alive. Swordfighting is more prominent and features situations where several enemies attack the Prince at once. Reinforcements may arrive after the Prince has eliminated all visible enemies. Like its predecessor, the game must be completed within a time limit.


Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame SNES The door opens, and the next level is achieved
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Macintosh Watch out where you put your feet
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS Found the Secret Cave... Let the Adventure begin!
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Macintosh What now? Killing head, piouh...

Alternate Titles

  • "הנסיך הפרסי 2" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "PoP 2" -- Informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Time to show those pressure plates who's boss all over again. DOS Zovni (9332)
A decent sequel apart from being unbelievably difficult. DOS Pix (1153)
A more-of-the-same sequel with superficial improvements. DOS RmM (64)
A terrible sequel to a great game DOS Rekrul (51)
Fight your way through Persia DOS Isdaron (681)
Once again, don your sword and prepare for the fight..... DOS Sam Hardy (76)
Great- but incredibly difficult. DOS nathan (5)
???? too difficult??! Its a puzzle game what did you expect.. DOS pink umbrella (3)
The ultimate action-adventure! DOS Jim Fun (222)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Power Unlimited DOS Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Macintosh Jul, 1994 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jun, 1993 64 out of 100 64
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1996 4.25 out of 6 35


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A Sega Mega Drive version of the game, in development by Microïds, was slated to be published by Psygnosis in 1996 but it was never officially released.

Release history

Reports indicate the presence of this game as an unlockable bonus in the NTSC Xbox version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, where all other console versions of that game offer the original Prince of Persia as a bonus instead (and the PC version, neither).


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Action Game of the Year

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