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Prince of Persia - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

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Prince of Persia Amiga, 1990 (Original Apple II 1989) Broderbund $39.95
*My video review for Prince of Persia
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*Game best played in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio

When it comes to platformers, my mind tends to instantly wander to thoughts of Super Mario Brothers, Castlevania, or some Sonic the Hedgehog. In other words, I tend to think of console games. It's when thoughts of simulations, adventures, strategy and role playing games pop up where my particular brain goes to the computers. It's not that the consoles didn't have the previously mentioned genres, or that computers lacked platformers, but generally speaking consoles seemed to live and die by their platformers, and the computer was most at home being different.

If I think specifically of computer platformers, my thoughts usually end up to the flurry of 1990's DOS shareware titles. Even a lot of games that were not specifically shareware come off to me a…