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

    The original Prince of Persia revamped

    8.9
    • 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.

    Peter Appszoom logo

    by Peter , Appszoom

    Sep 03, 2013

    Description

    "Faithful recreation of one of the most famous games in the history of the medium, with revised graphics and touchscreen controls that make it feel like a new experience" - Pocketgamer

    #1 app in over 20 countries !

    "The game looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous " - Toucharcade

    "App of the Day: Prince of Persia HD" - Eurogamer

    "The Original Prince of Persia Gets a Gorgeous HD iOS Makeover" – Kotaku

    "Challenging and methodical, Prince of Persia’s gameplay feels well-suited to the restrictions of the iPhone" - Slide To Play

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    The Age Old Epic Saga is back in High Definition. Relive the classic or play it for the first time, either way it’s always been your destiny.

    Features

    Old tale, New skin

    The Path to rescue is thrilling. Replay the adventure of the original Prince of Persia in a complete new skin as you battle your way through the game 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. The levels are filled with traps which won’t be all that easy to navigate across and merciless prison guards! Unveil the dark secret and 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 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 remained unbeaten. Complete the game, in 60 minutes, without dying.

    Facebook and Game Center

    What is a rescue without any rewards, apart from the Princess of course!
    -Unlock Game Center ACHIEVEMENTS and earn a place on the LEADERBOARDS to challenge your friends to perform better than you.
    -Every hero deserves recognition. Share your achievements and score with your friends via FACEBOOK and MAIL.

    If you have any feedback, please email us at apple.support@ubisoft.com

    Users review

    from 351 reviews

    "Great"

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