Prince of Persia Classic

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    Prince of Persia Classic's review

    Published: 2013-09-03, by Peter Warrior.

    The original Prince of Persia revamped

    • Great gameplay
    • Great graphics and sound
    • Instant nostalgia.
    • Overall, no complaints.

    "The prince is back!"

    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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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Sep 03, 2013

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    tray power

    by tray power

    Aug 16, 2017  |  "Poor"

    on Gs8 freeze and that's it.

    David Alexis Muñoz Delgado

    by David Alexis Muñoz Delgado

    Aug 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    It keeps getting me out as soon as game starts, I only get an orange screen.

    Barrett Smelley

    by Barrett Smelley

    Aug 12, 2017  |  "OK"

    Only works in airplane mode. Game trys to connect to internet I guess for ads but always crashes on attempt. But if you put phone in airplane mode it will work. Kind of a crappy work around. If this issue is fixed I would give 5 stars because it is a great rendition of the game from old times. Just don't like having to turn off ability of getting phone calls.

    Mabel San Martin

    by Mabel San Martin

    Aug 11, 2017  |  "Poor"

    App does not work

    Roshan Moayed

    by Roshan Moayed

    Aug 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Crashed all the time on my phone. I want my money back.



    Aug 06, 2017  |  "Poor"

    The app never starts. The main menu does not load and the pop up comes with 2 options either to start the app again or submit feedback. Waste of 120 rs