May 28, 2010
Just as we boldly predicted about one week ago, Ubisoft has released a port of the 1989 classic platformer, Prince of Persia, into the App Store, and surprisingly, it's a universal app. Prince of Persia Retro is just about as close to the original game as you can get. It follows the same classic story where you must save the princess from the clutches of the evil vizier Jaffar by leaping over large gaps filled with spikes and battling enemies with your trusty sword. The iPhone/iPad version of the game features on-screen controls with directional buttons on the left and jump/crouch buttons on the right. Although there isn't button for it, tapping anywhere on the screen will toggle actions, such as bringing out your sword. The game also features the ability to post your progress on Facebook. Prince of Persia Retro is a very direct port of the original game with limited instructions and features, and sometimes difficult controls, but for only $.99 you can relive your gaming past! And really, can you even put a price on that?