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  • Summary: Be strong. Be smart. Be the prince.

    Journey back to a time of unbridled passion, harrowing adventure, and blood-pumping action. A once-humble servant in magically transformed into a 12th century Persian Prince - and must now embark on a perilous journey to rescue his bride and avenge the
    death of the Sultan.

    So grab your sword and take the plunge. Explore exotic labyrinths and challenging mazes, avoid lethal traps, and battle ever-more skillful swordsmen as you race to rescue the beautiful Princess before time runs out. Stunning animation and 3D technology return the Prince to his rightful place atop the gaming world.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 78
    A welcome addition to the Dreamcast library, however this title may not satisfy every gamer out there. This is definitely geared to the adventure-oriented player.
  2. 71
    The quirky controls and butt-ugly full motion video may force a couple of would-be adventurers to turn to something else. But for those of us who have patience enough to hang in there and dig for the good stuff, there's plenty of it to find.
  3. If you thought the older versions were too tough and frustrating, this won't change your mind. One-hit kills and unrelenting traps will test your mettle (and your ability to refrain from throwing your controller).
  4. With bland graphics, poor gameplay balancing and -- worst of all -- terrible controls, so much of the game is so much of a drag that it falls short of the anemically rising levels that set the 3D action/adventure standard.
  5. Mechner's consulting and a reasonably complex and lengthy challenge make this PC port an amusing (if flawed) middle-of-the-road "TR" clone. If you can live with its numerous flaws, give it a try.
  6. The result is a game even worse than the port it came from. It's not an awful game, but it is awfully mediocre.
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