User Reviews

There are no reviews for the NES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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N-Force (Jan, 1993)
Prince of Persia is more than just an average beat-'em-up. It's full of action and suspense, with puzzles to keep you scratching your head for some time to come.
This game’s extremely difficult and sometimes unfair. There are potions that recover health and poisons that harm you, but the only way to differentiate them is trial and error. Occasionally you swordfight guards by blocking and stabbing, but it always feels like chance. Fortunately there’s a password system, but it will not grant you extra time. Most won’t escape this dungeon, but if you love legendarily difficult games with unique platforming controls, do try.
25 (Feb, 2013)
Prince of Persia isn’t meant to be a high-octane action game, thus a unique control scheme is to be expected. Unfortunately, the game calls for preciseness in every action you make, and the sloppy controls seem to go out of their way to hinder you. That’s not magic. That’s witchcraft.