Prince of Persia Classic

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The Grand Vizier, Jaffar, has placed a curse on the girl you love - marry him - or die within the hour. A huge hourglass counts down the seconds of her remaining life. And with you, the Prince of Persia, thrown into the lower dungeons, all hope seems lost. Retrieve your sword, fight your way through Jaffar's evil guards, and save your girl from certain doom.

Prince of Persia Classic is an enhanced remake of the original Prince of Persia created by Jordan Mechner. The visual style has been upgraded to resemble Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and the Prince himself has acquired some additional moves, such as the ability to roll, backflip, wall jump and stop time briefly during combat. However, the core gameplay remains the same as the original - defeat Jaffar within one hour, watching out for the many traps and defeating the guards you encounter.


Prince of Persia Classic Android Walking carefully across the spikes
Prince of Persia Classic Android Luxury of the upper palace
Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 A swordfight with one of the guards
Prince of Persia Classic Android Yeah, you can't defeat a guard without a sword

Alternate Titles

  • "Prince of Persia Classic HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Aug 20, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 28, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Defunct Games Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2007 85 out of 100 85
DarkZero Xbox 360 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Xbox 360 Jun 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox 360 Aug, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GotNext Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2007 3.6 out of 5 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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Version differences

The PS3 and X360 versions of the game use a 3D engine and the levels are often viewed from an angle, giving the game a 3D feel while still being a classic 2D puzzle-platformer. However, the version for mobile devices (Android, iPad, iPhone) is developed with a 2-dimensional engine, so backgrounds and other elements of the levels are completely static. However, this version keeps all the elements introduced in the console version (3D cutscenes, butterfly that helps navigate etc.)
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