I have so much nostalgic love for POP2. I thought it was absolutely fantastic back in the day. All those different settings! It felt much more epic than the dungeons of the first game to me when I was a kid.
But playing it now, I can see how flawed it really is (and how well-made the first one is!). It’s a shame, because I think some of the scenes of POP2 are really cool and memorable (like the jumping onto the ship as it sails away, or jumping onto the horse statue like you mentioned).
If the game remains difficult, there’s one last trick you can resort to: cheating 😀
By launching the game with the “megahit” argument (so “prince.exe megahit” on the command-line, or simply “prince megahit”) you unlock the cheat-mode. When enabled, you can use the following commands to perform various cheats:
k – kill an enemy
r – resurrect from death
+ – increase time left
shift+L – next level
shift+T – extra life
shift+S – heal life
shift+W – enable float mode (allowing you to survive long drops)
n – look down
u – look up
h – look left
j – look right
Hey hey, I’m back from holidays and dove straight into the game.
I just beat it, with 11 minutes and 23 seconds to spare \o/
All the way through, I was convinced I had never beaten it before. But every single level was familiar, up to the very end, so I guess I have beaten it? Haha. Maybe I used the megahit cheat code before, but this time it was an honest run from start to finish (apart from some save scumming, which I feel is allowed).
Truly awesome game, this. And incredibly influential of course!
Yeah, I’m finding the same thing. I think I dabbled too long in the easy races at first and now the guys in the top have an enormous lead. I’m catching up (I’ve got the top car and it’s almost fully upgraded), but it’s taking forever 😀