Permanently poised on the brink of another comeback, there's Prince of Persia: a series in a state of constant reimagining that’s avoided any long-term inactivity since 1989. It’s offered a solid leg-up to those who worked on it, from creator Jordan Mechner (with his screenwriting gig on the 2010 film) to reignited torch-bearers Ubisoft Montreal. Twenty-five years down the line, there’s even some life in that old dog (or publisher) Brøderbund yet. But how did this wall-running franchise come to be? Gameradar delves into its storied past to find out.