22 Years Later, Prince of Persia Arrives On The Commodore 64

22-Years-Later-Prince-of-Persia-Arrives-On-The-Commodore-64While we have all experienced Jordan Mechner's 1989 adventure set in Ancient Persia at one point in our lives, there was incredibly popular video game platform that completely missed out. Arriving 22 years later, Commodore 64 owners can finally rejoice as Prince of Persia sets foot on the home computer.

According to the developer, getting his incredible piece of work ported over to the Commodore 64 was a near impossible task. With no publishers willing to invest in bringing software to the (then) dated home computer, Prince of Persia remained missing in action on the C64.

But not all hope was lost...

The first outing of the game on the Apple II computer held enough hints within for one incredibly talented Commodore 64 developer to work with. Holding the intention to bring Prince of Persia over to his favourite home computer, mrsid started a long 9 year task of converting the application to work on the Commodore 64.

Proving successful, the Commodore 64 version of Prince of Persia is now available to download and enjoy either in an emulator or via original hardware using an EasyFlash cartridge.

Prince of Persia (Commodore 64) Gameplay Video

Link: Download Prince of Persia (Commodore 64)

Last Updated ( 17 October 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2011-10-18 07:25
I am utterly baffled that someone actually remade this for the C-64; thank you for sharing; this may very well be the greatest piece of (gaming-related news) to come out this year

downloading now!
(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2011-10-18 12:45
been trying it out (emulated with VICE 2.3 and a TAC-2 joystick hooked up through Keyrah 8-bit) great conversion; with very, very smooth graphics/sound

if only I had some kind of flash-cart-thingie for my C-128 I'd be playing on original hardware; but this is as good as it gets atm

well worth any fans of both C-64 and Prince of Persia's time

having played several incarnations of this game (PC/Amiga/SNES), I think that this is the best yet
no unnecessary graphical-changes, nor any other "fancy" additions (SNES, I'm looking at you); just plain old Prince of Persia; but with a nicer tune (SiD-chip For life)

love it!
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-10-20 15:53
Better late than never. This is a better announcement than Duke Nukem Forever. :P
(Link to this comment) Miketendo 2011-10-25 16:39
Ugh. The old PoP games are.....awkward. I just can't play these games. I'm terrible at them. Give me the cube PoP's anyday over these.
(Link to this comment) Retroguiden 2011-11-07 01:27
Where do you get the 9(!?) year development cycle from? According to his blog it's more like 3 years: http://popc64.blogspot.com/

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