Prince of Persia 2 – while similar to Prince of Persia the original – has some significant differences. In the original Prince of Persia you had been thrown in prison – and as a result spent much of your time skulking around. In Prince of Persia 2 you have come into the royal court – only to find a usurper pretending to be you. This means that much more of Prince of Persia 2 is spent fighting people – and there is much more variety in backdrops (in the original Prince of Persia 99% of the game was spent in very dreary and familiar looking dungeons). Just like the original game – you have unlimited lives – but a limited amount of time.
Prince of Persia 2 runs well under Virtual PC:
However there is a bug with digital sound that causes the entire game to freeze. To avoid this you should configure the game to use Adlib or PC Speaker for the sound effects. You can download a playable demo of Prince of Persia 2 from here: http://www.dosgames.com/files/pop2demo.zip
Note – this demo does not have a configuration option to disable digital effects, so you will need to delete or rename ‘digi.drv’ in order to play it.