The story of Beggar Prince is one of deception and heartbreak, of perseverance
and survival. When the peace and serenity of the Shatt Kingdom are threatened
after its throne is usurped by a vicious foe, it will be up to one aloof
young man to swallow his pride and take a stand.
This is where YOU come in! Order Beggar Prince, and help the prince of Shatt go
from undisciplined youth to a brave, courageous and wise leader of his people!
Face the dangers that wait beyond the gates of the capital! Build relationships
with important members of society! Collect helpful items that will enable you
to ultimately challenge the might of the Cat Minister! It's an exciting adventure
just waiting to unfold.
The game opens to find the Shatt Kingdom's selfish, self-centered snob of a
prince trying his best to pass slough off the daily tutoring. Unfortunately
this all too familiar a scene for the prince's teacher, the Cat Minister.
Rather than focusing on his studies, the careless prince chooses to waste
time daydreaming. He moans and complains about the tedious routines and
courtesies he is expected to memorize and uphold within the palace, stating
that the commoners outside the castle walls don't bother with such silly
Stepping outside to cool off, the prince attempts to leave the palace. As the
guards are under strict order not to let him leave without direct permission
from the king, he is momentarily thwarted. Seconds later however he is able
to distract the guards, getting them to leave their post just long enough for
him to sneak out the front gate.
Exploring the city for the first time, the prince stumbles upon a beggar who
very closely resembles him. If he swaps clothes with this innocent beggar,
the guards won't come looking for him, meaning he can enjoy a day in the city
without fear! As the beggar is both loyal to and fearful of his prince, he
will do anything to appease him, even if the order sounds somewhat strange.
Watching over the prince from the top of the castle, the Cat Minister sees and
hears everything that transpires between his prince and the lowly beggar. It
all comes as a pleasant surprise to him, since he has been secretly plotting
against the King for some time, and this false prince will only help him to
gain power even quicker than before. As the King of Shatt Kingdom was preoccupied with
his duties and his son, the prince, never paid any attention to anything but
himself and his own selfish desires, the evil Cat Minister's plans have gone
completely unnoticed. As the Cat Minister laughs to himself about this
surprising turn of events, the prince unknowingly goes about his fun,
enjoyable turn as a pauper.
Where could the prince of Shatt possibly be while his father's authority is
being overturned? What is he doing while the devious Cat Minister's plans are
unfolding? He's... inside of a bakery buying up large quantities of snacks
with his riches. With a prince like this, Shatt Kingdom will surely be ruined!
When the prince's belly is filled and he has grown weary of the game room,
he decides to call it a day and return to the palace. There's only one
problem: the guards will not let him back inside! Though he does his best to
explain the situation, the guards only laugh at him and tell him to run along.
Even his threats to force himself past the guards don't rattle them in the
least, leaving him alone and penniless in the city. Determined to return to
the palace but without a clue how, he will embark on a grand adventure which
will take him to many exciting places and past a hoard of evil enemies.