Video Game: Prince of Persia 3D

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's collapse).

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.