Prince of Persia (DOS)

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Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1990
Developer: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
This page is for DOS release. For other games in the series see Prince of Persia.

Prince of Persia is an action-adventure game with strong puzzle elements.

The story of this takes place in Persia somewhere in the Middle Ages. The old sultan had a daughter, which were beautiful for the sultan's grand vizier, Jaffar. But the princess loved only one man - nameless Prince, who is the main game character. One day Jaffar captured the throne with his magic. The Prince was imprisoned in the dungeons, and Jaffar put the princess for a choice - to marry him, or to die. And gave her only one real hour to choose. One hour - it's the time you had to unchain yourself to run off the jail and save her. Or game will be over.

The interesting feature of this game is the usage of rotoscopy for some game sprites (e.g. for Prince Jordan Mechner used his younger brother). This idea was also used in the game Another World (DOS), coming 2 years later.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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The opening story.

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How it really was.

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The actual problem.

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Early on the Level 1.

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Tricking a guard.

Music

The music is great arrangement of the tunes, reminding some Middle Age East music.

The titles are based on internal file names, and the tracks are ordered by the usage in the game.

Recording

The Roland MT-32 recording starts with a 1, the AdLib recording starts with a 2, the PS/1 Audio with 3, the PC Speaker with 4.

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This recording is incomplete.

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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Prologue A Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:24
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102 Prologue B Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:17
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103 Princess Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:17
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104 Jaffar Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:18
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105 Heartbeat Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:29
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106 Danger Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:04
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107 Potion 1 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:03
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108 Potion 2 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:04
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109 Victory 1 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:03
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110 Victory 2 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:04
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111 Prince Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:13
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112 Heartbeat 2 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:11
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113 Accident Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:04
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114 Heroic Death Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:08
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115 The Shadow Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:08
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116 Jaffar 3 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:06
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117 Float Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:21
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118 Timer Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:11
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119 Tragic End Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:17
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120 Jaffar 2 Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:06
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121 Embrace Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 0:15
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122 Epilogue Francis MechnerMichael Barrett 2:03
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Prologue A Francis MechnerUnknown 0:24
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
301 Prologue A Francis MechnerUnknown 0:25
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302 Prologue B Francis MechnerUnknown 0:17
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303 Princess Francis MechnerUnknown 0:14
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304 Jaffar Francis MechnerUnknown 0:17
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305 Heartbeat Francis MechnerUnknown 0:29
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306 Danger Francis MechnerUnknown 0:02
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307 Potion 1 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:02
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308 Potion 2 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:03
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309 Victory 1 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:02
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310 Victory 2 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:03
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311 Prince Francis MechnerUnknown 0:12
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312 Heartbeat 2 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:11
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313 Accident Francis MechnerUnknown 0:03
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314 Heroic Death Francis MechnerUnknown 0:07
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315 The Shadow Francis MechnerUnknown 0:07
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316 Jaffar 3 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:07
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317 Float Francis MechnerUnknown 0:18
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318 Timer Francis MechnerUnknown 0:10
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319 Tragic End Francis MechnerUnknown 0:15
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320 Jaffar 2 Francis MechnerUnknown 0:05
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321 Embrace Francis MechnerUnknown 0:13
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322 Epilogue Francis MechnerUnknown 1:55
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
401 Prologue A Francis MechnerUnknown 0:22
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402 Prologue B Francis MechnerUnknown 0:14
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403 Princess Francis MechnerUnknown 0:09
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404 Jaffar Francis MechnerUnknown 0:17
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405 Heartbeat Francis MechnerUnknown 0:28
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406 Danger Francis MechnerUnknown 0:02
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413 Accident Francis MechnerUnknown 0:02
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Credits

(Source)

Also MT-32 patchset reveals some credits to Michael Barrett:

*ALL MT-32 SOUNDESIGN & PRGRMING BY MICHAEL BARRETT *

(some words are truncated due to MT-32 tone name length limitation)

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

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  • Music were extracted from MIDISND1.DAT and MIDISND2.DAT files.
  • Digital sounds were extracted from DIGISND1.DAT, DIGISND2.DAT and DIGISND3.DAT files.
  • MT-32 sounds were extracted from MT32SND1.DAT and MT32SND2.DAT files.
  • MT-32 patchset was extracted from PRINCE.DAT file.

MFF and MFX file names were obtained from the title meta events. MT-32 patchset was injected into MIDI files, so it will be playable in MUNT player or on real Roland MT-32 synthesizer module. Digital sounds are in custom format which also converted to WAV.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - CM-32L.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum.png Icon - PS-1 Audio.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster Pro.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - CM-32L.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum.png Icon - PS-1 Audio.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster Pro.png Icon - The Sound Source.png Icon - Tandy DAC.png

(Sources: Music, Sound)

Releases

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Prince of Persia - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Prince of Persia
Platform: DOS
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Brøderbund Software, Inc.

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