Prince of Persia - A brilliant retro gaming classic gets an Atari XL/XE video update

What a great Monday this is turning out to be, as just moments ago we were told that the all time classic platformer of 'Prince of Persia' is not only still coming to the Atari XL/XE thanks to the hard work of Rensoup, but as of this week has been shown off with another demo and video work in progress update. This game was originally 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.

Currently we don't know when the game will be finished so it could be awhile yet, but from the latest released video above. The developer has said the graphics have been ripped out from the BBC code, featured optimizations, as well as working in a virtual environment, learning the Atari HW, and doing various graphics and loading tests. As for this version update :

  • - TIX's fully redone Prince animations with the sword and the main guard fully animated in 5 colors!
  • - new tunes by Vinscool and Miker
  • - sfx by Miker and Makary
  • - fixed slide bug by XXL :)
  • - 5 levels, including 2 palace levels. Each level is fully playable but the game stops once you take the exit door (still need to make some space for the cutscene code!)
  • - improved frame rate 

Links :1) Source & 5 Level Demo

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