The [[ThirdIs3D unimaginatively titled]] ''Prince of Persia 3D'' is the third installment in the ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' series, and marks the series' [[VideoGame3DLeap leap to 3D]]. It was developed by Red Orb Entertainment and released for the PC in 1999. A UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast version, retitled ''Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights'', was released in 2000 by Creator/{{Mattel}} Interactive (who briefly held the rights to the series in the wake of Creator/BroderbundSoftware's collapse).
!!Tropes appearing in this game:
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:Rugnor gets a mechanical hand after the princess cuts off his original one with his own sword.]]
* FakeDifficulty: ''Prince of Persia 3D'' features some of the arguably worst controls the PC industry has ever seen. They are so delayed and the Prince moves so slow (not to mention his jog can be interrupted by practically anything in his path, no matter how easy to dodge) that it is nigh-impossible to enjoy whatever else the game has to offer (which is in fact a lot).
* HandInTheHole: A guard opens a door by 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. [[spoiler: You need a bracelet for it to work.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Sultan blocks a throwing knife aimed at the Prince. He said with his death, the contract between he and his brother is now null.]]
* ItsAWonderfulFailure: If you take too long in the final battle, [[spoiler:you're treated to a cutscene wherein the princess is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crushed by]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath clock tower cogs]], complete with crunching sounds and anguished scream, and the final boss wastes no time finishing off the horror-stricken Prince]]. ''Yeesh''.
* ThirdIs3D: The third PrinceOfPersia game forgoes a subtitle (PC version at least) just to remind you that the series has made the jump to 3D.