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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the SEGA Master System release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.5
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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Sega Power (Dec, 1993)
This has got to be one of the best animated carts on the Master System ever. Absolutely huge dungeon area to explore and plenty of diverse ways to die which will keep you on your toes all the way to the end. A real milestone in 8-bit graphics.
Sega Force (UK) (Jul, 1992)
The backdrops and sprites are immensely detailed. Puzzles are in abundance, tricks and traps keep you well and truly on your toes. Don’t get too complacent, dilemma after dilemma could slap you in the face at any minute! Prince Of Persia’s instantly playable and totally addictive.
Mean Machines (Jul, 1992)
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 (Nov, 1992)
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.
VideoGame (Dec, 1993)
Prince of Persia é uma boa surpresa para Master: o game, transcrito da versão para computadores PC da Broderbund, surpreende pela qualidade dos gráficos e pela animação.
Retro Archives (Feb 07, 2019)
Une nouvelle fois, Prince of Persia aura eu beaucoup de mal à transférer efficacement son système de combat sur Master System et Game Gear, transformant des versions autrement honnêtes en ersatz maladroits. Un choix malheureux et inexplicable qui pénalise suffisamment l’expérience de jeu pour recommander de préférer autant que possible des versions plus fidèles au jeu de base.
Video Games (Aug, 1992)
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.