I had played a game once as a child and yesterday I encountered a picture of it (given below) so I want to know which game it is.

image I found

It was on one of those 'Only 90's kids will remember' posts on Facebook.

When I had played I guess I used to play using arrow keys to move and the shift key to attack, but I don't remember exactly. There was one level in which you go into mirror and then it creates a replica of your character and it runs and we have to chase through levels and there were spikes too which used to cause instant death.

That's all I remember. Can someone tell which game it is?

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    Didn't downvote, but it might be because it's a pretty iconic game, and a reverse image search in Google gives you the answer instantly, showing little research effort.
    – Kareen
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 7:25
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    @Kareen It would have been much more modest to ask if OP knows about reverse image search technology. Not everyone is as amazing as you when it comes to using technology.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 15:18
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    @MonkeyZeus OP asked why they were being downvoted, so I pointed out a possible reason. They deleted the comment, so I will assume they agreed with that answer, or at least accepted it. I did not simply stroll in and criticize the question out of the blue.
    – Kareen
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 16:38
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    @Kareen Yes that's true but I really don't know how to reverse search Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 16:40
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    @ShubhamWagh I meant no offense, though I'm sorry if I caused you any. As for reverse image search, if you're using Chrome, you can right-click on an image and "Search Google for this image". Otherwise, you can go to Google's image search and click on the camera icon to search by image.
    – Kareen
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 16:43

2 Answers 2


That's the original Prince of Persia game. Fun fact: It actually came out for computers pre-PC days, on the Apple IIe.

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    Actually, it was a very dense, unforgiving, and hard to follow game. It wasn't very good at telling you when you did something right, and straight up killed you when you did something wrong. As games went, there's a lot it could've done better.
    – Frank
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 15:46
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    It sent you back to the start of the level when you did something wrong ("death"). It let you proceed when you did something right. It started off with simple problems, taught you to master them, then gave you complex problems where it was presumed you had mastered the simple ones. The 60 minute limit was the hard part in a sense; finishing it on your first attempt was hard, but once you mastered the techniques the early game flies by; an interative mastery, where the successful plot feels like an action hero compared to your first play's bumbling idiot.
    – Yakk
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 15:54
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    Bah kids these days. Bring back the days of 3 lives and no continues and still having to beat 100 levels. That's a game.
    – coteyr
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 15:55
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    In 1977, "PC" / "Personal Computer" largely meant the Apple ][. The use solely for IBM-compatible PCs wasn't until much later. And Prince of Persia didn't come out pre-PC days; it came out in 1989, almost a decade into the PC era. It was, however, developed for the Apple ][ (though quickly ported to the PC within a year).
    – Joe
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 15:55
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    @theonlygusti: it’s almost as if the automated system for awarding made-up internet points on some website doesn’t rigorously assess effort! Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 12:02

That appears to be Prince of Persia. See link to more details.


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