Prince of Persia (Mega-CD)

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For the Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, and Sega Mega Drive game, see Prince of Persia.

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Prince of Persia
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Victor Musical Industries (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): Apple II
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-60014
Sega Mega-CD
US
4652
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4652
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.0099.00[9] 4652
Sega Mega-CD
FR
4652
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7] 4652
Sega Mega-CD
BR
061000

Prince of Persia (プリンス・オブ・ペルシャ) is a Sega Mega-CD cinematic platform game developed by Bits Laboratory. Published in Japan by Victor Musical Industries in August 1992, it was later published in the United States by Sega in November 1992, and in Europe by Sega the following year. The game is a port of the titular 1989 Brøderbund Software game Prince of Persia, and features voice-acted cutscenes and the ability to save the player's progress.

Story

The game is set in medieval Persia. While the good sultan is fighting a war in a foreign land, his vizier Jaffar, a wizard, seizes power. His only obstacle to the throne is the Sultan's daughter. Jaffar locks her in a tower and orders her to become his wife, or she would die within 60 minutes. The game's unnamed protagonist, whom the Princess loves, is taken prisoner and thrown into the palace dungeons. In order to free her, he must escape the dungeons, get to the palace tower and defeat Jaffar before time runs out. In addition to guards, various traps and dungeons, the protagonist is further hindered by his own doppelgänger, conjured out of a magic mirror.

Magazine articles

Main article: Prince of Persia (Mega-CD)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega-CD print advert in Supergame (BR) #28: "Novembro 1993" (1993-11-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-05: "May 1992" (1992-04-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-07: "July 1992" (1992-06-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-11: "November 1992" (1992-10-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
63
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
94
[12]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
72
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[14]
Game Power (IT)
79
[15]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[16]
Joypad (FR)
78
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
79
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
79
[19]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[20]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
41
[21]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
87
[22]
Mega Force (FR)
86
[23]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
90
[24]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
66
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
72
[26]
Player One (FR)
80
[27]
Sega Magazin (DE)
53
[9]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
68
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
82
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
65
[30]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
69
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[32]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-J
88
[33]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
81
[34]
Video Games (DE) PAL
77
[35]
Sega Mega-CD
72
Based on
26 reviews

Prince of Persia (Mega-CD)

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
PrinceofPersia MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
PoP MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, US
PoP MCD US Box Back.jpgPoP MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Princeofpersia mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
PoP MCD EU Box Back.jpgPoP MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Prince of Persia MCD EU SpineCard.jpg
Spinecard
PoP MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Prince of Persia MCD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Mega-CD, AU

Mega-CD, BR
PoP MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPoP MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
345,852,192 CD (EU) 4652
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
348,084,240 CD (JP) T-60014
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
346,200,288 CD (US) 4652

References

  1. File:PoP MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-08), page 10
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/OjuBtBGP-y8/m/RLeY0Cjm3KQJ
  5. MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 29
  6. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 26
  7. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 54
  8. Select Round, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 29
  10. Video Game, "Outubro 1993" (BR; 1993-xx-xx), page 6
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 29
  12. Consoles +, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 64
  13. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 123
  14. Famitsu, "1992-08-21,28" (JP; 1992-08-07), page 1
  15. Game Power, "Maggio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 103
  16. Hippon Super, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-04), page 40
  17. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 78
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 38
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 51
  20. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-XX), page 67
  21. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 42
  22. Mega Action, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 22
  23. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 26
  24. MegaTech, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-20), page 30
  25. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-XX), page 120
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 92
  27. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 150
  28. Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 36
  29. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 54
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  31. Sega Force, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 90
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  33. Supergame, "Outubro 1992" (BR; 1992-10-xx), page 14
  34. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 62
  35. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 50
Prince of Persia games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Prince of Persia (1992)
Sega Game Gear
Prince of Persia (1992)
Sega Mega-CD
Prince of Persia (1992)
Sega Mega Drive
Prince of Persia (1993) | Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (Cancelled)
Sega Dreamcast
Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights (2000)