STORY / GAMEPLAY
Evil Jaffar (the Vizier of the Shah of Persia, the last wandering in a war far away from his kingdom) locks away the Persian Princess with an ultimatum: either marry Jaffar or die within an hour. You must navigate the dungeon (where the Princess is imprisoned) and stop Vizier before time runs out! You have to survive a variety of resistance along the way. You must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with the guards. The Princess' room is guarded by Jaffar though...! Prince of Persia has a pretty interesting gameplay that sometimes gets a bit frustrating as it is difficult at times to avoid traps. The game was released for the Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST,PC Engine, Sega CD, Mega Drive, DOS, NES, SNES, Game Boy, GBC, Apple IIGS and MAC OS. Enough said! You've got only 60 minutes!
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the Amstrad CPC are pretty good. I must admit at this point that all 8bit versions (CPC, ZX, Apple II, MGT) are awesomely done. The characters are impressively animated, which is exactly the detail that made this game so popular. Although the main character sports very little detail his movements are almost real life. The Amstrad CPC version features the original intro, Middle East style music as well as a few in-game sound effects.