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Prince of Persia Classic (Xbox 360)

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Description

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.

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Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 Climbing down the ledges.
Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 Success!  Found a sword!
Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 The Prince can tiptoe through spikes.
Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 One of the tougher guards, with a shield!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

AceGamez 2007 9 out of 10 90
DarkZero 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The 2007 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Jun 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GotNext Jun 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Lawrence Aug 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
TalkXbox Jun 20, 2007 74 out of 100 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jul 25, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 04, 2008 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

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.)
Ben K (23096) added Prince of Persia Classic (Xbox 360) on Oct 30, 2007
Other platforms contributed by MrMamen (5976), Kabushi (130146) and Terok Nor (19333)