Prince of Persia Classic

Prince of Persia Classic

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great gameplay
  • Great graphics and sound
  • Instant nostalgia.
Cons
  • Overall, no complaints.
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Expert's Review
8.9
Great

"The prince is back!"

Reviewed by / Sep 03, 2013

The original Prince of Persia revamped

OK. I played the original Prince of Persia with EGA graphics. I believe it was a 386 or worse, with a internal speaker and, hold tight, a turbo button. I didn't get hooked too much on it because, if my memory serves me right, there was Loom to be played alone and Super Street Fighter II the New Challengers on SNES to play with my friends. We couldn't care less for a prince who wasn't able to stop at the place. Later, well, that game had something. That game had to be played, it was like a charming lure for any teenage gamer. It still is, indeed.

I froze when I saw that this PoP mobile version weighed 224 Mb. The first that came to my mind was that it should be a port from any of the newer versions, and "classic" was a marketing technique, as if Ubisoft were behaving like Coke. Fortunately, it isn't. It's the original PoP, step by step, jump by jump, sword clash by pit trap. Graphics have been revamped to a point undreamt of and music, though I'm not sure if it's the original, is awesome. Animations may not strike anyone anymore, but are worthy.

As it unfortunately uses to happen in contemporary retro gaming, the worst flaw we can lay on PoP is what we could call the "lost chance factor": the lost chance to play with new characters (why can't we play with the princess herself and save him instead?) or customize the existing one, the lost chance to add secret levels or easter eggs (what? no harem?), the lost chance to play the original PoP with CGA or EGA settings, the lost chance of in-app purchasing PoP2...

On the other hand, you can play the game with the original rules (60 minutes, infinite lives, checkpoints) called here Time Attack, or retreat to the normal "training" mode or dare to play "survival": one hour to run, one life to be lived, one princess to be saved. On screen game controls can be awkward at the beginning, but you will get the hang of it before you reach the scimitar - because you remember that you MUST go for the scimitar before anything else, don't you?

Don't look at the rating. It doesn't matter if it's a 4, a 5 or a 6 out of 5. Don't read this review, few less than a dinosaur gamer gabbling away. It's Prince of Persia. He has come back. And he need us to save the princess. Once again, he and us together. Like the good old times.

This is the complete version with all levels unlocked. A bargain in the sAnd·roid Souk.

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Developer's original description available here
You are the Prince of Persia on a daring rescue mission to save your Princess. 
Fulfill your destiny, play this game, and experience the thrills and adventures of this classic tale

Features

Old tale, New skin
Replay the adventure of the original Prince of Persia in a complete new skin as you battle your way through the dungeon to rescue the Princess.
Perform death defying stunts as you proceed from the dark and grim dungeons to the beautiful Palace tower.

Amazing Levels
The path to rescue is never simple.
Levels are filled with fiendish traps which will require unflinching resolve to be completed and with Prison guards who can only be defeated by excellent swordplay or trickery! Unveil the dark secret which will set in stone the legacy that will follow.

Multiple Game Modes
Normal Mode: Understand the game, learn different tricks and find the quickest way without having to worry about time or death penalty.
Time Attack: Race against the sands of time as you navigate through the levels fighting the guards and find the exit on your quest to rescue the Princess. Make haste… you have only 60 minutes.
Survival: The most compelling and challenging way of rescuing the Princess is the one in which the Prince remains unbeaten. Complete the game, in 60 minutes, without dying.

Recently changed in this version

- Controls improvements
- Addition of Revive feature
- Extra high resolution - 1280*800 and beyond- now supported


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Comments and ratings for Prince of Persia Classic
  • (66)

    by Christopher Wright on 19/04/2014

    I love it!!

  • (66)

    by Kamlesh Parekh on 06/04/2014

    I like the trial version and I bought the pais version. I already finished all the levels. I think its better than the desktop version. Thx for the game.

  • (66)

    by Roberto Solis on 02/04/2014

    I had this game on my first computer, a Tandy. It takes me back to high school. :-) anyway, this version of the game has way better graphics than the original version. You will enjoy this game. To the developer, make a new one with a new story, prince of

  • (66)

    by Emad Kamal on 28/03/2014

    Very nice

  • (66)

    by Andrei Rachita on 27/03/2014

    Ads after each level

  • (66)

    by walter wiebe on 27/03/2014

    Exigent remake of the 1992 prince of persia game

  • (66)

    by Damian Lamond on 23/03/2014

    Should be the same controls as the other POP.