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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 and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.2
Overall User Score (19 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.
Examiner (Apr 23, 2013)
Prince of Persia, itself, is a great video game concept, executed with a unique sense of style and mechanical bravado. While the NES port is not as groundbreaking, it still represents a decent, fun effort, and a departure from the usual parade of license platformers and other retreads.
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.
Prince of Persia är ett kul spel, men efter att ha sett det omgjorda och mycket bra Super NES-spelet känns det här ganska mesigt. Grafiken är tråkig och musiken ytterst medelmåttig. Hade den här versionen kommit först hade det nog varit kul, och har du inte spelat Prince of Persia vare sig till Game Boy eller Super NES är det värt att kolla in. Men Super NES-versionen är verkligen överlägsen denna på alla sätt. Och det beror inte bara på skillnaden mellan 8 och 16 bitar.
Retro Archives (Feb 07, 2019)
Pour parler brutalement, Prince of Persia sur NES pue la fainéantise. Que les graphismes aient été hâtivement transposés depuis la version Amiga, on aurait facilement pu le lui pardonner, mais que la jouabilité ait été à ce point sabordée par une série de choix catastrophiques, en revanche, passe beaucoup moins bien. Reste donc une très mauvaise expérience de jeu qu’on ne conseillera à personne.
Questicle.net (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.

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