Cheat: prince.exe megahitReleased in: 2004
PoP version: Prince of Persia 1
Description: "(missing)"
Tags: custom-story
Starting time: 60 minutes
By: Jalal Noureddine (Author)
Has altered: checkbox graphics checkbox audio
Custom levels: 13
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enjoyment: stars
rated 3.17 by 6 people
difficulty: bar
rated 1.4 by 5 people
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comments: I've just played this mod. Most of its levels are very easy and straightforward. Levels 10 and 11 a little more difficult, but still easy. There are a lot of LP's and they are easy to obtain. Some long jumps; shouldn't be a problem for most players. It may be difficult for some players to get the sword in level 1.
norbert (2012-07-07 18:30:30 UTC)

This is the second I've ever played, and I enjoyed it a lot. It was one of my inspirations to create my own levels (like adding lots of LPs XD). Level 11 is a bit difficult and annoying when you loose in an advanced part.
Robert (2014-05-18 05:57:35 UTC)

very nice mod. difficulty is similar to original pop.
TauLeonis (2014-11-09 13:24:16 UTC)

My major feeling about this mod is relaxation and enjoyment because most of the levels are easy to win in one go although minor parts of them require you to know some POP tricks in order to go on. Level 11 certainly stands out from the mass because it demands careful approach which is generally not required in the previous levels (not that much at least).

Generally speaking, positive sides of this mod are related to good mixing between easy and hard moments which make "The Great Escape" worthy to be played and usage of custom graphics which is another nice touch that scored in favour of the enjoyment factor. The only "negative" side is related to the reunion between the Prince and the Shadow in Level 12a which works in a different way than you would expect on the assumption that you are playing a mod which tends to be loyal to original game (I had to make a search in the forums for more info about it).
Doktor Headshot (2016-05-11 14:03:22 UTC)

Maybe too many life potions !
nuzbunt (2016-12-26 19:56:04 UTC)

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princejorge (2018-09-17 15:39:26 UTC)

Replayed this yesterday. One of few selected sets I usually pick whenever my PoP1 fanboy era makes a comeback.

It's generally on the chill side of the spectrum, not overly long nor thick in booby traps... well, maybe a couple do exist in latter levels. Some bitch guards that demand quick reactions (iroincally most are skill 1), a few long drops into the unknown, not much in the way of pressure other than time constraints. My final was around 5 minutes, but could have been much sooner -- at least three fatal deaths in different levels, coincidentally the same places where I remember struggling in the past, although some were simple cases of needing foreknowledge.

Playing this mod always brings back many memories. It was after I found this mod in the internet that I felt curiosity for more fanmade content. One day I delved into level editing, and claimed this set as my main source of inspiration, hence why you might notice some similarities with my earliest mods, particularly in the style of difficulty. I'm talking about, for example, long jumps over five tiles with spikes; guards with unexpected skills like an elite followed by a rookie; leaps of faith you have to take without any warnings, and things like that, and why not also a surplus of life potions, obtainable or not (I still find that trope amusing ngl). Even the fight against Jaffar is more lukewarm than your typical, that's not something I recalled!

In terms of visuals, the intro is pretty cool. I'm more inclined to appreciate the custom graphics nowadays than before, when I rather used to pick the original tileset. The layouts may not look super refined as I personally prefer (e.g. spikes with no walls underneath, palace stripes missing continuation), but such things aren't necessarily all that relevant to the fun factor. The cylindrical pillars have always been my favorite change in this particular tileset, and that kinda counterbalances any other minor gripes lol.

I appreciate this set for personal reasons, though you don't have to feel a similar way. I first recommend for those looking for easy, old-school content, or for historical curiosities. It might be wise to save on levels 3, 5 and 11, just an advice.
Robert (2022-11-24 05:38:37 UTC)

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