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erikals
06-12-2012, 02:41 PM
memories... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

http://vimeo.com/34883312#
http://vimeo.com/jordanmechner/videos

longplay >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrKDeNT1ofY

 

OnlineRender
06-12-2012, 03:03 PM
when I played it ... it was only in 1 colour "green" and not that pretty

cresshead
06-12-2012, 04:54 PM
mario kart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVi8AiwKn3k

mario world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FnPe6tinVs

note, i still have a plant in my kitchen window we named yoshi back in 1991...the girlfriend from that era of 1991 has long gone!
but YOSHI still grows well!

erikals
06-12-2012, 05:19 PM
wow, 1991,... mine usually lasts for a week... the plant that is...

Ryan Roye
06-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I remember the SNES version vividly... although the game had very little replay value the fluid animation (for the time) always impressed me. I guess I'm a sucker for good animation... "imitators" like flashback were also games I enjoyed. and I also had the chance to play the sequel on PC as a kid... heh, I remember the frustration of accidentally buying the mac version and despite the "identical-looking" disks that came out of those goofy-looking boxes... it wouldn't work on my PC... then I saw that tiny, tiny mac sticker and I was like "WTF!?" I also found the color scheme of the sequel weird... quite different from the drab, more realistic coloration of the SNES. I never got to play any earlier versions.

A lot of nostalgia today is within our fingertips in the form of console/computer emulators... there's even people who have reverse-engineered some old classics to make new levels and challenges.

Going back further, I'd say Beamrider by Atari on the C64 was a favorite of mine along with jumpman :)

safetyman
06-12-2012, 08:17 PM
I had Prince of Persia for my Commodore 64 back in the day. If I remember correctly, the graphics were much better for the C-64 than what you see in those vids. Had a lot of fun playing the heck out of that one.

erikals
06-13-2012, 07:20 AM
 
your mind tricks you me thinks... :]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdwHe4lO8as

 

OnlineRender
06-13-2012, 10:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnvmXScBd7Y "GREEN" this is how I played it , always remember we went round to my dads friends house and he had this beast of a machine :P

Philbert
06-13-2012, 07:13 PM
I just read somewhere that the original files had been lost for years and he recently found them in a box in his mom's garage or something.

Edit oh here's the blog post about it.
http://jordanmechner.com/blog/2012/03/prince-of-persia-source-code-found/

Rayek
06-13-2012, 10:39 PM
Quite right, quite right - there never was a c64 conversion. Mechner could not find any developer interested in taking on the task back in 1989. Until last year, when it finally popped into existence (but still no 'official' version).

Safetyman: you probably played it on the amiga. Or Atari st.


 
your mind tricks you me thinks... :]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdwHe4lO8as

 

safetyman
06-14-2012, 05:19 AM
Hmmm. I did have an Amiga 1000, but I could have sworn I had this game on the C-64. I guess your mind goes down the toilet once you get older :)

Titus
06-14-2012, 08:04 AM
The source code of Prince of Persia was released a few months ago:

http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/04/17/2043200/prince-of-persia-source-code-released-on-github