Developer: Ubisoft
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ah Prince of Persia, how I love thee. I remember playing Prince of Persia on an ancient black and white Toshiba laptop that my father had with a whopping 13 inch screen. I learned quite a bit of command prompt at that point, trying to figure out all the games that little baby had.

Well, this is that same game, with a beefed up graphical interface and touch style controls, of course. Staying true to the term Retro, nothing has been changed from the original title in regards to control or design. The graphical increase does nothing to stave off the complication of controls that plagued the original, and for better or worse, the experience is very similar.

Depending on your patience level, it is in fact possible to get better at the control scheme and progress through the game. Having spent hours as a child trying to master this game, it was a short stint for me to jump in and re-apply those hours of experience to the current structure of the game. Newcomers, however, may find a giant learning curve in front of them in order to get going through the game.

All and all, this is a great ride through memory lane and a must have for those of you who took the ride back in the day. For new players, you won’t find anything state of the art here, but for a great look at some of the older video games that new games were built from, there aren’t many with the same kind of legacy as Prince of Persia. This update is a pleasant addition to an old relic, and you can try it out for $0.99.

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