Prince of Persia (Mega-CD)

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Prince of Persia
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Victor Musical Industries (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): Apple II
Developer(s) of original games: Brøderbund Software
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-60014
Sega Mega-CD
US
4652
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4652
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.0099.00[10] 4652
Sega Mega-CD
FR
4652
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] 4652
Sega Mega-CD
BR
061000

Prince of Persia (プリンス・オブ・ペルシャ) is a platform game created by Jordan Mechner for the Apple II computer. It has been ported to many of platforms over the years, including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. Diferrent to other versions that were released to other Sega consoles, this one features animated cutscenes with voice acting and can save the progress.

Story

The Grand Vizier Jaffar has thrown you into a dungeon and is forcing the princess of Persia to marry him within the hour. You must escape the dungeon, defeat Jaffar and rescue the princess to become the prince of Persia.

History

Legacy

The game was revolutionary at the time due to the quality of the animation, and is now considered a classic among gamers. It has also inspired several sequels, starting with Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, and a feature length movie.

Magazine articles

Main article: Prince of Persia (Mega-CD)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega-CD print advert in Supergame (BR) #28: "Novembro 1993" (1993-11-xx)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-05: "May 1992" (1992-04-08)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-07: "July 1992" (1992-06-08)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-11: "November 1992" (1992-10-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 [12]
63 [13]
94 №13, p64-65
72 [14]
53 №193, [1]
79 №17, p101
50 №1992-09, p40
78 [15]
79 [16]
41 [17]
87 №4, p22-23
86 [18]
90 [19]
72 [20]
80 [21]
68 №44, p36-37
82 №13, p60-61
65 №18, p74
69 [22]
69 [23]
88 [24]
77 [25]
Sega Mega-CD
73
Based on
22 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
PoP MCD JP Box Back.jpgPoP MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PrinceofPersia MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
PoP MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, US
PoP MCD US Box Back.jpgPoP MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Princeofpersia mcd us disc.jpg
Disc
Princeofpersia mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
PoP MCD EU Box Back.jpgPoP MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PoP MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
PoP MCD FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, BR
PoP MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPoP MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
345,852,192 CD (EU) 4652
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
348,084,240 CD (JP) T-60014
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
346,200,288 CD (US) 4652

References

  1. File:PoP MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-08), page 10
  4. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 93
  5. GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 82
  6. MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 29
  7. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 26
  8. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 54
  9. Select Round, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 29
  11. Video Game, "Outubro 1993" (BR; 1993-xx-xx), page 6
  12. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 27 (29)
  13. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85 (87)
  14. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 123
  15. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 78
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 38-39 (38)
  17. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 42-43 (42)
  18. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 26-27 (26)
  19. MegaTech, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-20), page 30-33 (30)
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 92-94 (92)
  21. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 150 (134)
  22. Sega Force, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 90-91 (90)
  23. Sega Force Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-24), page 89
  24. Supergame, "Outubro 1992" (BR; 1992-10-xx), page 14-15 (15)
  25. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 50 (48)