4D Prince of Persia is an unofficial reworking of the original Prince of Persia game by Jordan Mechner. The levels have been rebuilt and made tougher. You have to save the princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar who has given her 60 minutes to marry him or die.
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All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of 4D Prince of Persia in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:
Jump / climb up ledge / block attack with sword
Crouch / climb down ledge (if located close behind Prince) / quit sword-fighting
← or →
Run left or right
Shift + ← or →
Walk left or right (finer control, backs off from ledges the first time, walks through spikes)
Drink potion / hold on to ledge (release to fall) / bring out sword / strike
Pause game. Resume with any other key.
Display time left.
Shift + L
Skip to next level and set time to 15 minutes left (up to level 4).
Ctrl + A
Restart current level. Note that time's counting down regularly.
Ctrl + R
Restart game (go to title screen).
Ctrl + S
Turn sound ON/OFF.
This version of 4D Prince of Persia was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for 4D Prince of Persia. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game 4D Prince of Persia are summarized in the following table:
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