The unimaginatively titled Prince of Persia 3D
is the third installment in the Prince of Persia
series, and marks the series' leap to 3D
. It was developed by Red Orb Entertainment and released for the PC in 1999. A Sega Dreamcast
version, retitled Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights
, was released in 2000 by Mattel
Interactive (who briefly held the rights to the series in the wake of Brøderbund Software
Tropes appearing in this game:
- Hand in the Hole: A guard opens a door sticking his hand into a hole in the wall. If you try exactly the same immediately your arm is trapped and it's game over. You need a bracelet for it to work.
- It's a Wonderful Failure: If you take too long in the final battle, you're treated to a cutscene wherein the princess is crushed by clock tower cogs, complete with crunching sounds and anguished scream, and the final boss wastes no time finishing off the horror-stricken Prince. Yeesh.
- Third Is 3D: The third Prince of Persia game forgoes a subtitle (PC version at least) just to remind you that the series has made the jump to 3D.