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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003)

A young prince with expert fighting skills acquires the Dagger of Time, and unknowingly releases the powerful Sands of Time with it. Now he is trapped in a palace with sand creatures and must undo the unfortunate deed he has done.

Director:

Patrice Désilets (as Patrice Desilets)

Writer:

Jordan Mechner
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yuri Lowenthal ... Prince / Palace Guard (voice)
Joanna Wasick Joanna Wasick ... Farah (voice)
Barry Dennen ... Vizier (voice)
William Frederick Knight ... Sultan (voice) (as William Knight)
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... King Shahraman (voice)
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Storyline

In ancient Persia, a young prince and his father's army raid a city where the prince acquires the Dagger of Time. With captured women of the palace and the dagger in their clutches, the army heads to the palace of the Maharajah to show him the dagger. In the Maharajah's throne room is the Hourglass in which the dagger is embedded into. The prince places the dagger into the hourglass where without realizing it, he releases the ancient Sands of Time. Now with the entire palace infected with sand creatures and dilapidated into ruin, only three remain: The Prince, Farah and the evil Vizier. You must play as the prince and use the dagger as your ultimate weapon with Farah as your sidekick and the Vizier as your ultimate enemy. Written by commanderblue

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In My Quest for Redemption, I Must Control Time Itself


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Ubisoft Montreal See more »
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The death of the character Farah was inspired in the final scene of the game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. See more »

Quotes

Prince: [showing his father the Dagger of Time] Father, I have brought us honor and glory!
Vizier: Your majesty, you promised me my choice of the Maharajah's treasures: that dagger!
King Shahraman: Surely you won't deny the boy a souvenir of his first battle? You may have your choice of the Maharajah's other treasures, except that hourglass! That will make a fine gift for the Sultan of Azad when we arrive at his kingdom. As well as some exotic animals for his menagerie. I want no animals or maidens harmed! Let it be known that...
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Alternate Versions

In the PS2 and GCN versions, the original Prince of Persia is unlocked through a special wall. In the Xbox version, the original Prince of Persia is unlocked by beating the game, and Prince of Persia 2 is unlocked through the special wall (the other versions lack this as an unlockable). See more »

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Follows Prince of Persia 3D (1999) See more »

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The first in a rather good three set of games.
27 November 2008 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, this is the first game in a three game set with the Warrior Within and the Two Thrones to follow. This one was really good, though for my money Thrones was the best. The weakest was Warrior Within. This one has the prince raiding a country for their treasure. One of these treasures is the dagger of time which is the main source of power for the prince during the game. The prince's father is killed and the sands of time unleashed as people in the kingdom are turned into sand monsters and such. The prince must navigate this world fighting the sand monsters and navigating steep cliffs and traps and such as he tries to put everything right. The dagger of time gives the prince powers too, as he can kill the sand monsters and do various things with time including rewinding it to avoid death. Speeding up time to kill enemies more quickly. See into the future to find out clues to navigate through certain ares and so forth. The best parts of the game to me were the levels where you had to do acrobatic wall runs and such to get through areas. Then other areas you had to fight...these areas were a bit more of a pain and less fun. Though the fighting became more fun once you got a certain sword as it was easier to kill the monsters. There is a lack of boss fights in this one that drag it down as I only recall the one at the end with the main villain. So incorporate the fighting and the acrobat levels a bit better and make the fights more fun and you have an even better game and for my money you have The Two Thrones.


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