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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Game Boy Advance)

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    Take control of time!



    Return to an era when sultans ruled great expanses of sun-baked sand and help an acrobatic prince to rescue his kingdom in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

    Way, way back in 1989, Prince of Persia was released upon an unsuspecting computer gaming scene and caused a sensation. Set in medieval Persia and featuring wickedly clever puzzles and traps, it quickly distinguished itself as a modern classic. Fourteen years later, Ubisoft has reincarnated the Persian prince and brought him to the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance with two completely redesigned adventures. The GBA game, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, may feature the same 2D perspective as its ancestor, but the new title ditches the slower pace of the puzzle-heavy original for action-packed, high-flying hack and slash gameplay.

    Features

    • Navigate room after room of a massive palace, deftly dodging traps and slicing through enemies.
    • Follow the prince's adventure with colorful animation-style graphics.
    • Solve puzzles to advance past barriers and continue your quest.
    • Bend the fabric of time at will and simply reverse deadly mistakes.
    • Use your powers and abilities to collect secret scrolls and treasures.
    • Save your progress directly to the cartridge to easily pick up where you left off.


    Prince of Persia's story begins after the prince has conquered the Maharajah and pilfered his palace. Two powerful items stand out from the loot he has gathered--a magnificent hourglass and a strange dagger. The prince soon discovers that when the two items are used together, he becomes immortal and can even control time itself. An evil Vizier tricks the prince into releasing the sands of time, and now he must search the great palace for a means to correct his grave error.

    As you travel through the rooms and corridors of the massive palace, you'll use the prince's unbelievable agility to shimmy up drapes and columns and maneuver past spinning blades and fire traps. When enemies block your path, whip out your sword and slice anything that opposes you.

    Bottom Line

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a worthy sequel to the noble classic--it's a blast to play, especially with the portability of the Game Boy Advance. Medieval Persia makes for a fantastic setting and the prince's time reversal ability adds an interesting element to the gameplay. The combination of fast-paced maneuvering and enemy slashing gels together to create a game that's perfect to pick up and play on the go.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Jan 31, 2005.