Prince of Persia Retrospective

With the rise of the platform game in the mid-'80s, gamers became used to a particular formula: A wacky character races headlong through cartoony levels, bumping bricks, picking up shiny objects, and bouncing on bad guys. Simple in concept (and usually in execution), these games relied primarily on quick reflexes and plenty of power-ups.

And then Prince of Persia came along.

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