Prince of Persia® Retro
By reading the title alone, I shouldn’t need to go any further. Just grab it and that’s it.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the good ol’ Prince of Persia by Ubisoft is back, now in pocket-size – but same amounts of fun. And if you hurry up, you can grab it for free!
The game is the same that was launched in 1989, and even the sounds were kept. A little bit of retouch in the graphics, but not too much. This game was absolutely amazing by the time it was launched. For the first time in video gaming world, a character had fluid movements, and it really looked like a person.
I was absolutely nuts about this title (and still am, in a way), and if you are around my age (never gonna disclose that little bit piece of intel), I’m sure you are too.
So, the controls. Four basic controls will perform the basic movements. Left, right, jump and crouch. A third button can be seen as the “special” button, as it changes according to the environment. Usually it makes the price walk carefully instead of the default running. This is useful to get near ledges without falling down, or even dodging some traps. However, if you are near an item, then the button will change and it will become the “pickup” button.
In other occasions, it will be used to fight, as seen in the image above.
Don’t let the graphics of this game fool you, this is not an easy title to play. It has puzzles and some of the latter foes are smart and will defeat you a few times before you get their M.O.
So, if you remember this game and can’t wait to play it again on your iDevice (it’s universal, yes!), grab it while it’s free. It won’t last long!