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Prince Of Persia - Completion, Kudos, Bonuses

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the mechner-assault dept.

GameCube (Games) 30

Thanks to GameSpot for their feature documenting the final hours of development on Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, Ubisoft's update of the classic '80s platform adventure. The piece follows the development team as they squash the final, most obscure bugs, such as "...the disappearance of the head of the female character, Farah, if you leave the game on for more than 12 consecutive hours", and elsewhere, IGN PS2 rate the results as "the perfect realization of the franchise in 3D." GameSpy also has a set of features on the game, with the Xbox version's review largely positive, proclaiming "this prince is no pauper", while 1UP spell out the bonuses for each version, including "PS2: The entire original Prince of Persia... Xbox: The entire original Prince of Persia 2... GC/GBA: The entire original Prince of Persia, unlockable via the GBA or GameCube."

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Translation: go buy a GBA! (3, Interesting)

dougmc (70836) | more than 10 years ago | (#7429922)

GC/GBA: The entire original Prince of Persia, unlockable via the GBA or GameCube. Connectivity between the two will also allow for automatic health regeneration on the GameCube game.
Translation: Go buy an GBA, a copy of PoP for it, and the cable to go between the two, and we'll make the game easier for you!

Gotta buy 'em all!

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

GreyWolf3000 (468618) | more than 10 years ago | (#7429939)

Metroid: Prime did the same thing. Nintendo again did something similar with Windwaker, too, except you didn't need a game, just the actual GBA.

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

DavidLeblond (267211) | more than 10 years ago | (#7429982)

I never tried it, but couldn't you get the original Metroid on Metroid Prime by using an Action Replay?

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

rufo (126104) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430388)

You can probably get it with an AR, but I got original Metroid by beating Metroid Fusion on my GBA and uplinking it to the GC. (Still haven't beaten Metroid Prime to get the other Metroid connection bonus, I'm at the giant Omega Pirate and haven't had the interest/stamina to beat it yet...)

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7435823)

Omega Pirate ain't so tough. Who's really gonna bake your noodle is Meta Ridley.

Re:Yes. AR codes unlock it too (1)

Psykechan (255694) | more than 10 years ago | (#7431859)

There's an Action Replay code that unlocks Metroid here [codejunkies.com] . They even use it as a selling point for the AR.

There will probably be a code that unlocks whatever GBA bonuses in PoP.

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (2, Informative)

Trillian_1138 (221423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430042)

I initially thought the same thing, but upon rereading the (very very short) article it looks like you do NOT need a GBA to actually unlock the origonal Prince of Persia on the GameCube version. But, should you have both, and unlock both, then you'll get the bonus of regenerating health.

While I am annoyed with games like Metroid Prime requiring you to have both a GC and a GBA and a link cable and the two games to unlock something that arguably should just be unlockable on the GC, that doesn't seem to be the case here.

It looks like you can unlock and enjoy the bonus game without the GBA, but should you have the GBA you'll get an aditional bonus.

-Trillian

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430765)

not really. "GC/GBA: The entire original Prince of Persia, unlockable via the GBA or GameCube. Connectivity between the two will also allow for automatic health regeneration on the GameCube game."

which in my opinion translates into: you don't get to play it(the bonus, original prince of persia) if you just own gameboy color(such has appeared in few other games as well.. that you get extra content if you have a gba).

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

PainKilleR-CE (597083) | more than 10 years ago | (#7433448)

"GC/GBA: The entire original Prince of Persia, unlockable via the GBA or GameCube. Connectivity between the two will also allow for automatic health regeneration on the GameCube game."

which in my opinion translates into: you don't get to play it(the bonus, original prince of persia) if you just own gameboy color(such has appeared in few other games as well.. that you get extra content if you have a gba).


It says the original Prince of Persia will be unlockable via the GBA or the GameCube. The 'or' in that sentence is the clue that the GBA isn't required. It then goes on to say that the GBA connectivity will give automatic health regeneration on the GameCube game, which is, well, only a big deal if you have a problem beating the game the way it was designed.

As for the GameBoy Color, what does that have to do with anything? The GBC isn't mentioned in the article and doesn't do much of anything with a GameCube.

Re:Translation: go buy a GBA! (1)

Snowmit (704081) | more than 10 years ago | (#7432311)

Translation: Go buy an GBA, a copy of PoP for it, and the cable to go between the two, and we'll make the game easier for you!

If you own a GC you are a Nintendo fan and chances are you probably also have a GBA. There are *way* more GBAs out there than there are GCs.

tsarkon reports on a greased up yoda doll ! ! ! ! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7429984)

The 9 Steps to Greased Up Yoda Doll Insertion, the Alpha-Jedi Technique

1) Defecate. Preferably after eating senna, ex lax, prunes, cabbage and hot sauces.

2) Wipe ass with witch hazel, soothes horrific burns.

3) Prime anus with anal ease.

4) Slather richly a considerable amount of Vaseline or other anal lubricants into your rectum at least until the bend and also take your yoda doll or yoda soap on a rope and liberally apply it.

5) Pucker your balloon knot several times actuating the sphincter muscle in order to work it in

6) *NEW STEP* Put a nigger do-rag on Yoda Doll's head so the pointy ear that are like daggers dont lacerate the rectum. This was a very insightful addition to the repertoire by a kind fellow.

7) slowly rest yourself onto your yoda figurine

8) make sure to have a mechanism by which to fish yoda out of your rectum, the soap on the rope is especially useful because that is built in.

9) gyrate gleefully in your computer chair while your fat sexless geek nerd loser fat shit self enjoys the prostate massage you'll be getting. Read slashdot. Masturbate to anime. Email one of the editors hoping they will honor you with a reply. Join several more dating services - this time, you dont check the (desired - speaks english) and (desired - literate). You figure you might get a chance then. Order some fucking crap from Think Geek. Get Linux to boot on a Black And Decker Appliance. Wish you could afford a new computer. Argue that IDE is better than SCSI because you cant afford SCSI. Make claims about how Linux rules. Compile a kernel on your 486SX. Claim to hate windows but use it for Everquest. Admire Ghyslain's courage in making that wonderful star wars movie. Officially convert to the Jedi religion. Talk about how cool Mega Tokyo is. Try and make sure you do your regular 50 story submissions to Slashdot, all of which get rejected because people who arent fatter than CowboyNeal can't submit. Fondle shrimpy penis while making a yoda voice and saying, feel the force, padawan, feeel the foooorce, hurgm. Yes. Yes. When 900 years you reach, a dick half as big you will not have.

All in a days work with a yoda figurine rammed up your ass.

Greased Up Yoda Doll is My Lover
Written & composed by Greasedyoda Jackson

He was more like a beauty queen from a star wars movie scene
I said dont mind getting greased up, but what do you mean I am the one?
Who will grease up on the floor in the round
He said I am the one who will get greased up on the floor in the round

He told me his name was Greased up Yoda, as he caused a scene
Then every purple head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will grease up on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
And dont go around breaking boys rectums
And mother always told me be careful of who you grease up and shove
And be careful of what you do [in the ass] ?cause the lie becomes the truth

Greased p Yoda is my lover
He's just a "girl" who claims that I am the one
But the kid is my greased up Yoda and my son
He says I am the one, but the kid is my greased up Yoda doll!

For forty days and forty nights
The law was on his side
But who can stand when hez in demand
His schemes and plans
cause we greased up on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, just remember to always shove it up a greased ass twice
(do shove twice)

He told my baby, we where anally gyrating till 3:00
Then he looked at me, he showed me a photo
My anal lover cried, cause his anus wasnt as wide as mine

People always told me be careful of what you do
And dont go around shoving Greased Yoda Dolls in you ass!
He came and stood right up my ass.
Then the smell of sweet anal fumes
This happened much too soon
He called me to his room

Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Hez just a doll who claims that I am the one
But the greasy anal remnants is my son
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Hez just a guy who claims that I am the one
But the Yoda doll is my anal toy
He says I am the one, but the Doll is in my ass
He says I am the one, but the Doll is in my ass
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Hez just a doll who claims that I am the one
But the Yoda doll is my anal toy
He says I am the one, but the Doll is in my ass
He says I am the one, but the Doll is in my ass
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover
Greased Up Yoda Doll is my lover

True to life realism (4, Funny)

orthogonal (588627) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430235)

"...the disappearance of the head of the female character, Farah, if you leave the game on for more than 12 consecutive hours",

This is an example of the increasing realism in video games.

In real life, too, if you game for more than 12 consecutive hours, your wife or goirlfriend is apt to lose her head over it. Or more succinctly, if you game for more than 12 consecutive hours, dude, you won't be getting any head.

I hope this game is good... (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430453)

The last 3D game of Prince of Persia wasn't very good.

Re:I hope this game is good... (1)

Seidoger (637547) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461882)

i play tested it at ubisoft in montreal and trust me, it is.

Why PoP2 isn't unlockable on the PS2... (1)

aftk2 (556992) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430721)

...it couldn't handle the frame rate.

PS2 version is great (2, Informative)

Masem (1171) | more than 10 years ago | (#7430997)

I played the demo, but my reserve copy got here today at my local Gamestop, and I've got about an hour of gameplay into it. The full game doesn't disappoint; smooth beautiful graphics (with several nods to the animation style from the original 2d games), the fighting is great (particularly with the slow/reverse time effects you can use) and the jumping puzzles are yet to be impossible (and thanks to the reverse time of the dagger, you can rewind to retry the difficult jumps a limited number of times, but save points are sufficiently frequent to not make this a problem).

Re:PS2 version is great (1)

Sylver Dragon (445237) | more than 10 years ago | (#7440114)

I just have one question:
1. Did they fuck up the fighting? In both of the original POP games the sword fighting was all about timing and control. Too many of the modern 3D games seem to rely on button mashing or pulling off annoying combos. While I saw mention of combos on the site about the game, are they really required, or can one rely on careful timing and control still. Along with that, can I control the blocking? This pissed me off to no end in Jedi Knight 2 and Jedi Academy, no control of my blocking, just some, really, stupid script.

Re:PS2 version is great (1)

Intellectual Elitist (706889) | more than 10 years ago | (#7440724)

Yes, you have control over your own blocking, and yes, timing and control are the keys to winning fights, especially later on. Tougher enemies block constantly, so you either have to time your attacks so you hit them right when they're trying to strike, or you have to pull carefully timed counterattacks or maneuver in such a way that you can hit them from behind. This can be fairly difficult when you have 4 tough guys ganging up on you, but the ability to rewind time certainly helps. :)

I will admit that I started relying a bit too heavily on the "jump over the enemy and chop him in the back of the neck" move, so I got a little frustrated when the enemies got wise to that and started chopping me down in mid-jump...

Re:PS2 version is great (1)

Sylver Dragon (445237) | more than 10 years ago | (#7445904)

Ahh, cool, thank you, you have restored my faith that this may be more than an attempt to cash in on a well loved license.

Re:PS2 version is great (1)

Seidoger (637547) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461890)

Fighting is all about blocking at the right moment, like in the originals.. Some battles are quite hard, like the one in the elevator

Difficulty? (1)

DarkZero (516460) | more than 10 years ago | (#7431020)

This game has been getting rave reviews, but so far all of the ones that I've read have left me with the same nagging question: Will there be a selectable difficulty level? After Devil May Cry, Shinobi, and recently Kingdom Hearts on Expert Mode, most action games are just getting a bit too easy for me, and that lead to my complete disinterest in Devil May Cry 2.

Has anyone seen anything about this? Perhaps a Hard Mode is unlockable after you beat the game? Or maybe the reviews didn't think that a selectable difficulty level was worth mentioning?

Re:Difficulty? (1)

Intellectual Elitist (706889) | more than 10 years ago | (#7431197)

There's no difficulty selection on the PS2 version, though you could easily handicap yourself by never picking up any life or sand extensions.

Having said that, the experience of playing the game is so enjoyable that I'd go back to it over and over again even if there weren't a way to handicap myself. The game might seem a little overrated at first, but once you get into it it's almost impossible to break away.

Looks Impressive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7431650)

I was a late comer to the original PoP game (I didn't play it until a year ago on an emulator). It was quite fun, even then.

Not much can be said with definety until the game is actually played, but the footage seems to suggest all of the *fun* elements of the original persist, with a smooth transition into the 3D realm.

The action seems very "Enter the Matirx"-esk ... except it seems (both through the footage and from reviews) that this action is handled better in PoP than in Enter the Matrix (as in it seems the player has more control over the action, instead of the Matrix style of "you're next to a wall, so I will make you jump off with a spin kick") A lot more user controlled, I guess is what I am getting at. Which sounds more fun, personally. It's definetly going on my wish list.

Excellent Article (1)

xneilj (15004) | more than 10 years ago | (#7431724)

I loved the original PoP. I had only vaguely heard of the new PoP game coming along, but this article has garnered my interest in it now.

It was also an informative and well written article which I enjoyed reading. Kudos to the authors and well worthy of a posting on /.

Blatant press release (0, Troll)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 10 years ago | (#7432188)

If this isn't one of the most blatant press releases I've seen on Slashdot, I don't know what is. They should really be marking these things as advertisements.

PC unlockable? (2, Interesting)

Dark Paladin (116525) | more than 10 years ago | (#7432305)

While the PS2 unlockable (original Prince of Persia) is a big draw for me, I'm curious to know what the PC version will have for extras - both PoP1 and PoP2? Nothing at all?

This is a game I expect to be ported to OS X in time (a good chunk of Ubisoft's titles are making it that way these days - thanks, Aspyr!), and what's on the PC version will decide if I get the PS2 or wait for the PC/possible OS X version.

Why the original was great... (4, Insightful)

Pyro226 (715818) | more than 10 years ago | (#7432459)

One of the best things about the original game was the one hour time limit and unlimited lives system. Almost all of the games back then had a system where you got X number of lives and sometimes Y number of continues and that was it. The system isn't much different today, except that in many games you get one life, but you can reload your saves until you get carpel-tunnel syndrome. In prince of persia you have unlimited lives; you respawn at the start of the level, of which there are 12, but you only have 60 minutes to complete the game. And I must say that getting to the last boss with a minute and a half left on the clock is much more nerve racking that getting to the end of a FPS with 15 health, because even with 15 health you can always shoot dodge save, shoot dodge save...

Other aspects of the ingenuity of the game also stand out. You could do an amazing number of things with just the four arrow keys and shift, which are the only controls in the game. I won't bore you with all of them, but the system is truely ingenius, although the sword fights could have been a little more complicated.

I also loved the doppleganger; it took me so many tries to figure out how to defeat him at the end of the game. Ever time you hit him it hurts you, if you have more health than him then you die when you kill him anyway, all of the ledges nearby are fatal falls (so you can't just knock him down to a lower level), and if you try to run past him he'll just kill you.

I still have Prince of Persia (the original DOS version) on my laptop, and I play it when I'm bored and I have ~45 minutes to kill.

(/Nostalgia)

Re:Why the original was great... (1)

Reapy (688651) | more than 10 years ago | (#7435558)

I was pretty young when it came out, so I just got enjoyment from running and dieing on the booby traps in various interesting ways. I also spent a lot of time changing directions on cliff edges to watch him do the turning around animation in midair and run back onto solid ground. I was just blown away by how smooth the prince was.

For the second one, I just spent lots and lots of time killing guys on the dock until they overwhelmed me.

I never got very far in either game :)

Re:Why the original was great... (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 10 years ago | (#7445689)

I had my fun watching the enemies die on the booby traps in various ways. If there was the opportunity to knock an enemy into a booby trap instead of just finishing them off with the sword, then I always had to go that route. It was fun watching him start to put the sword away, then seeing the metal jaws "chomp" down on the enemy, blood running down the sides of the blades.

I just wish that they had put BOTH of the original PoP games as unlockables, instead of just one. And why-oh-why did they put #2 only on the one version? I never did get to play PoP2, and would have loved the chance to play it on my Gamecube.

Obscure bugs (1)

Old Wolf (56093) | more than 10 years ago | (#7440759)

I wonder if someone can enlighten me on this obscure bug (and if it carries over to the new version).

one time when I completed level 1, it took me straight to level 12. I then did that and had 57 minutes remaining when I completed the game (a record, as far as I know).

I don't know if this was a bug, or if I accidentally activated a cheat?
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