The original Prince of Persia, the granddaddy of cinematic action platformers, is now playable on the PICO-8 virtual console!
Originally released way back in 1990, Prince of Persia has since been ported to a wide variety of consoles (even rather successfully to 8-bit consoles), but now thanks to developer TheRoboZ, it’s coming to the diminutive PICO-8 virtual console. The current build features the first level from the game, and although it doesn’t have any sword-based combat yet, it looks and plays very similarly to the original.
It’s shaping up to be a very faithful port that does a lot within the limitations of the PICO-8 virtual console. The character animation is particularly impressive and there are still plenty of nasty ways to die if you put a foot wrong!