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 Title Screen
Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 Doing battle with an undead skeleton
Prince of Persia Classic Android Found the sword
Prince of Persia Classic Android Yeah, it's PoP's evil double

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Jul 02, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Aug 20, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jun 14, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2007 80 out of 100 80
Lawrence Xbox 360 Aug 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Xbox 360 May 23, 2007 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
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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