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.

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.

Recording

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This recording is incomplete.

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

Even there are many cards supported this game, combined into four groups of recording, the most of them seems to be maid retroactively. MT-32 playback doesn't impressive, even it has the best quality of sound. AdLib version sounds synthetic; probably, F. Mechner wrote music for this. PC Speaker version can be described in two words as "annoying noise"; it could be impressive music even for PCS, but the programmers barely worked to utilize MIDI on PC Speaker. Also all PC Speaker versions are shorter, because PCS can't make echoes like MT-32 or AdLib.

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)

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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Title

Composer

Arranger

Length

Size

Listen

101 Prologue A Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:24 346 KB
102 Prologue B Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:17 247 KB
103 Princess Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:17 229 KB
104 Jaffar Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:18 256 KB
105 Heartbeat Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:29 411 KB
106 Danger Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:04 64 KB
107 Potion 1 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:03 58 KB
108 Potion 2 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:04 73 KB
109 Victory 1 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:03 50 KB
110 Victory 2 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:04 64 KB
111 Prince Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:13 189 KB
112 Heartbeat 2 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:11 170 KB
113 Accident Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:04 64 KB
114 Heroic Death Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:08 107 KB
115 The Shadow Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:08 132 KB
116 Jaffar 3 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:06 73 KB
117 Float Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:21 271 KB
118 Timer Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:11 148 KB
119 Tragic End Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:17 213 KB
120 Jaffar 2 Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:06 98 KB
121 Embrace Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 0:15 220 KB
122 Epilogue Francis Mechner Michael Barrett 2:03 1.73 MB
201 Prologue A Francis Mechner Unknown 0:24 340 KB
301 Prologue A Francis Mechner Unknown 0:25 423 KB
302 Prologue B Francis Mechner Unknown 0:17 281 KB
303 Princess Francis Mechner Unknown 0:14 225 KB
304 Jaffar Francis Mechner Unknown 0:17 246 KB
305 Heartbeat Francis Mechner Unknown 0:29 483 KB
306 Danger Francis Mechner Unknown 0:02 41 KB
307 Potion 1 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:02 45 KB
308 Potion 2 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:03 64 KB
309 Victory 1 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:02 49 KB
310 Victory 2 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:03 63 KB
311 Prince Francis Mechner Unknown 0:12 186 KB
312 Heartbeat 2 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:11 180 KB
313 Accident Francis Mechner Unknown 0:03 67 KB
314 Heroic Death Francis Mechner Unknown 0:07 133 KB
315 The Shadow Francis Mechner Unknown 0:07 108 KB
316 Jaffar 3 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:07 115 KB
317 Float Francis Mechner Unknown 0:18 317 KB
318 Timer Francis Mechner Unknown 0:10 180 KB
319 Tragic End Francis Mechner Unknown 0:15 248 KB
320 Jaffar 2 Francis Mechner Unknown 0:05 93 KB
321 Embrace Francis Mechner Unknown 0:13 228 KB
322 Epilogue Francis Mechner Unknown 1:55 1.94 MB
401 Prologue A Francis Mechner Unknown 0:22 341 KB
402 Prologue B Francis Mechner Unknown 0:14 235 KB
403 Princess Francis Mechner Unknown 0:09 133 KB
404 Jaffar Francis Mechner Unknown 0:17 250 KB
405 Heartbeat Francis Mechner Unknown 0:28 342 KB
406 Danger Francis Mechner Unknown 0:02 38 KB
413 Accident Francis Mechner Unknown 0:02 44 KB

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

(Info)


  • 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

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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

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

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