Tag: Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia, ColecoVision, MSX and SG-1000

A simple technical demo of the first level of Prince of Persia for the ColecoVision, MSX and SG-1000. These consoles never got a port of Prince of Persia. This is a prototype release to keep you updated with progress on the project. The game plays smoothly, but it’s still missing a few features. Guards have been added to prove it…

Prince of Persia for the Atari XL/XE – A deserved port hits the Atari 8-bit computers!

After two years of intense development, one of the most important games of all time, Prince of Persia, is now available for the Atari XL/XE. Created by Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia was first released for the Apple II and it was an astonishing success. Some ports came after (I played the PC version) but the Atari 8-bit users never…

How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II’s Memory Limitations – Watch the video, read the book

ArsTechnica has posted a video where Jordan Mechner talks about the development of his most successful game, Prince of Persia. In the 20-minute video, he shows some interesting bits of the development process when he was a college student, including the famous technique to design the human-like animation for Karateka and Prince of Persia and tricks used to make Prince…

Prince of Persia Ported to BBC Micro

The group Bitshifters has released a port of Jordan Mechner’s Prince of Persia to the BBC Micro. Project coder “Kieran” writes that After the original Apple II 6502 source code was recovered and uploaded to GitHub by the author Jordan Mechner, I decided to take it upon myself to port this to the BBC Master computer, given that it shares the same…

28 years later, a modern level editor is released for the Apple II version Prince of Persia

In 1989, Jordan Mechner released Prince of Persia for the Apple II and it was a best seller as the history tells. Later the game was ported to all computer and game platform you can think of, making it one of the most iconic games ever released. 28 years later, the original game is still fun to play, even on retro machines…

Retro Gaming Podcast talks about Apple II's Prince of Persia

There is a new podcast called ‘New Game Plus’, dedicated to maintain old games alive and to help us better appreciate the games we have now. The most recent episode is about an Apple II original called Prince of Persia. The hosts ask for some constructive feedback about the show and its content. Just follow the link below to check the…

Karateka's work in progress artwork from Jordan Mechner's original floppies surfaces for our delight!

This is actually pretty cool, like finding Moses’ Commandments drafts. Jason Scott kindly announced on Apple II Enthusiasts that he put up on Flickr several images of in-progress artwork during the development of Karateka. The images were found in Mechner’s floppies while Jason was digitalizing them. Most of the images shows almost the final artwork we see in the game, but…

Karateka Review By Cheeky Crissy

30 years ago, in 1982, before Jordan Mechner found world wide acclaim from his now famous ‘Prince of Persia’ series of games, Jordan developed a little known game called ‘Karateka’ on an Apple 2, while he was still at Yale University. He was just 17. (At 17 I couldn’t even tie my shoelaces, let alone write a videogame!) Back then…

Unofficial CD32 Ports – Kloks' Megapack: Volume 1

Earok (Erik Hogan) over at Unofficial CD32 Ports has updated his website with another new release, this time round it’s Kloks’ Megapack: Volume 1. EAB user Kloks has generously donated a series of seven standalone, bonus free CD32 conversions. Aunt Arctic Adventure (Midware, WHDLoad slave by Bored Seal) Duck Tales (Disney) Jumping Jack Son (Infogrames, WHDLoad slave by Harry) Nebulus…

Truly-portable Apple IIc Ready for KansasFest! Teasing Video

[youtube WqntkEOugYY nolink] The video above shows an amazing Apple IIc mod, battery-powered and with a built-in colour monitor. Charles Mangin, the guy behind the amazing machine will be showing it off at KansasFest. Source: A2Central