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Prince of Persia 1 SAM Coupé

The SAM Coupé was an 8-bit British home computer that was first released in late 1989. A popular misconception is that it is a clone of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer because it has a compatible screen mode and features that allow for emulation and it was marketed as a logical upgrade from the Spectrum. It was originally manufactured by Miles Gordon Technology, plc. (MGT) based in Swansea in the United Kingdom.

Prince of Persia SAM Coupe

The SAM Coupé version, released in 1992, is unique because it was programmed unofficially using graphics painstakingly copied pixel by pixel from paused frames of the Amiga version and only shown to Domark (the UK distributors of Prince of Persia) for potential release near completion. Although the computer had a very small user base and no other mainstream support, the release was allowed because of the very high quality of the conversion and the fact that it would incur almost no further development costs. Due to its independently produced status and the fact that the work was done almost entirely by one individual, Chris White, this version of Prince of Persia has several unique bugs.

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Review number 1: http://www.mono.org/~unc/Coupe/Games/pop.html (Graham Gorin)

Review number 2: http://www.mono.org/~unc/Coupe/Games/pop2.html (Justin Ash)

Review number 3: http://www.crashonline.org.uk/91/prince.htm (Nick Roberts)