Prince of Persia - A brilliant retro gaming classic gets a BBC Master port!


Today just gets better and better as just moments ago Inverse Phase contacted us directly to tell us the BBC Master port of an all time classic platformer ' Prince of Persia ' is complete and ready for download. This game was released in 1989 by Brøderbund for multiple systems and featured lots of well designed platforming levels and extreme danger, as you must be careful not to fall through loose floors, get hit by sword wielding guards, crushed by gates or at worst skewered in blood on deadly spikes.


Although there is a much more informed write up on the source site, according to Kieran after the original Apple II 6502 source code was recovered and uploaded to GitHub by the author Jordan Mechner, he decided to take it upon himself to port this famous game to the BBC Master computer considering it shares the same 6502 CPU and 128k ram. But however it wasn't an easy task as he first thought, because as you can read on the main website there were many challenges along the way such as animation, graphical improvements and even enhanced audio remastered from the original PC version of the game for the BBC’s SN76489 sound chip.


In fact the entire game ended up being worked on by a team of people called Bitshifters, with such talent as John Blythe behind the graphics, Inverse Phase behind the enhanced music and sound, and Support code by Simon. So as you can see this is a highly impressive release and one I'm proud to have announced first on Indie Retro News

Links :1) Detailed Release

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