When thinking about February most people think about Valentine’s Day. Here at Amigaguru we do not care of that; we only remember one thing: the release date of the original Prince Of Persia.
Published in February 1991 by Domark, the incredible work of Brøderbund opened an entire new era of gaming, raising the standards of platform adventures by a great deal. As by the news of the time: “Brøderbund have come up trumps again. The guys who brought you Shufflepuck Café, who took the unoriginal medium of a horizontal plane shoot em up and produced the brilliant Wings Of Fury, have now brought out the best sword and sorcery dungeon maze game with animation to rival Don Bluth and buckets of gameplay to boot. Sinbad? Naff off!” (Zero, 91%).
Thirty years have passed since that moment, and Prince Of Persia looks and feels fresh like that day. Now, despite not caring for Valentine, I better go and buy a present for my wife. I surely don’t wanna end up in a dark dungeon. 😉