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Prince of Persia is a classic platforming game developed by Jordan Mechner. It premiered Jordan's use of the "rotoscoping" technique to digitize lifelike movements of the in-game characters. The game itself is a race against time since the clock is always ticking down, but moreso against all of the various traps and high falls in the dungeon which kill you just as much as the enemy characters that you will encounter. As an in-game text file included with the demo states: "It's like an Arabian Nights movie come to life... with you as the star!" The controls do take some getting used to, but they became standard for this sort of game, as also seen in the sequel Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame, as well as other later games like Blackthorne or Out of this World. The graphics are indeed very appealing, as the movements of the characters and other in-game elements feel like they have real weight to them. Try this demo version out to see how you like the original game that inspired the modern 3D series!
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