About Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia is a game set in medieval Persia. While the sultan is fighting a war in a foreign land, his vizier Jaffar, a wizard, seizes power.
His only obstacle to the throne is the Sultan's daughter. Jaffar locks her in a tower and orders her to become his wife, or she would die within 60 minutes (extended to 120 minutes in the Super NES version, which has longer and harder levels).
The game's unnamed protagonist, whom the Princess loves, is thrown prisoner into the palace dungeons. In order to free her, he must escape the dungeons, get to the palace tower and defeat Jaffar before time runs out.
In addition to guards, various traps and dungeons, the protagonist is further hindered by his own doppelgänger, conjured out of a magic mirror.
Prince of Persia Information Source : Wikipedia
UP button……….. Prince takes a small hop upwards with arms raised. If there are some loose slabs above you,
hop to touch them and they will fall. Also used to scale ledges and to jump. Note that each
hop will move you slightly forward. In the En Guarde stance (swordfighting), the up button
is used to block an attack.
DOWN button……… Prince ducks on the ground. The crouch will last as long as the button is held.
Used to scale down ledges, and moves you slightly forward with every crouch. In
the En Guarde stance, this will put your sword back in its scabbard. Err…
Did he have a scabbard in the first place? Strange…
LEFT button……… Prince turns to the left. Prince will run forward for a short distance if tapped;
Will run continuously if held.
RIGHT button…….. Prince faces the right of the screen. As above, prince runs forward for a short distance if
button is tapped; Runs continuously if button is held.
SHIFT button…….. Utility button. Used to hang on to ledges, walk slowly, pick up stuff, and fight.
Spacebar………… Shows you the amount of time you have left. You only have one hour, remember?
Control+R……….. Restarts game; Back to the intro screen
Control+A……….. Restarts level. This will only reset the current level you are on in case you get stuck.
Note that time will still flow, so if you keep restarting a level for one hour then it's
Control+S……….. Turns sound ON/OFF, along with the music.
Additioal controls (offline version):
Control+G……….. Saves game. You have to be at least at Level 3 to save. Anything lower and Prince won't save.
Also note that you can only save a game at a time. Any more and your previous game will be
deleted. To back up your game, copy the Prince.sav file into a different folder, or rename it.
Control+L……….. Loads a saved game. Press this during the intro screen.
Control+K……….. Sets the controls to Keyboard Mode. Use this if your keyboard doesn't function properly.
Apart from "How to quit the game", I also get the question "I can't move at all" frequently.
Control+J……….. Sets the controls to Joystick Mode. Use this to refresh your gamepad/joystick.
Control+Q……….. Quits to DOS. People love to ask me about "How to quit the game."
Control+V……….. Shows the version of the game. This command isn't included in the manual.
Shift+L…………. Skips a level, but leaves you with 15 minutes of time. Note that you can only skip up to Level 4.
Escape button……. Pauses the game. Press again for single-frame movement. Press anything else to resume.
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