PRINCE OF PERSIA  (RIVERHILL SOFT)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE AND ENGLISH VERSION)

Jordan Mechner is one of the few people involved with the game industry, along with Eric Chahi (Out of this World, Flashback), Geoff Crammond (Stunt Car Racer, Formula One Grand Prix), David Braben (Elite, Frontier), among others, that can really be considered "game creators". I'm not discoloring some other geniuses of game's world, but it's really amazing to realize the guys above mentioned have created some of their masterpieces without any help, virtually alone (programming, graphics and sound)!

 

Well, Jordan Mechner made his first bombastic appearance with the now cult game "Karateka", released by Broderbund and present on almost 100% of Apple II machines and in lots of PC-XT, at that time. Some years later, Jordan released his most amazing creation, a game which had been converted for almost every computer and videogame system existent in the world: Prince of Persia.

At that time, it was hard to find a single person who didn't become speechless in front of the outstanding movements of the main characters, and probably wondering "how did this guy make it?". Prince of Persia have all the needed qualifications to be considered a huge game: amazing graphics, excellent playability, wide range of different game styles (action, puzzle, RPG)...indeed, a near perfect game.

 

Prince of Persia was converted to PC-ENGINE by Riverhill Soft and, I must say, it was a heck of a conversion! It has similar graphics to "Prince of Persia 2", truly well-done, gorgeous playability, some nice designed animated sequences and, specially, one of the best soundtracks made for a PC-ENGINE game...and Prince of Persia was already outstanding only with the boring "blip-blops" on Apple II!

  

Prince of Persia is a masterpiece. We can only say thanks to Jordan Mechner, for the creation of this wonderful game, and to Riverhill Soft, for its utterly brilliant PC-ENGINE conversion!

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

91%

Playability

89%

Musics and Sound Effects

100%

Interest

95%

OVERALL

94%

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