Quantcast
Prince of Persia Retro now on App Store, only a buck - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Prince of Persia Retro now on App Store, only a buck


8:00 PM on 05.28.2010
Prince of Persia Retro now on App Store, only a buck photo



I love me some Prince of Persia, old and new. So you can't imagine how thrilled I am to find that the Jordan Mechner classic has hit the App Store for both iPhone and iPad. Best part? It's only 99¢.

The game is called Prince of Persia Retro, and it's designed for both iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone. What that means is that the game will scale automatically, and adjust the visuals and the on-screen control layout automatically.

At just under a buck, I immediately purchased the game for my iPad. Impressions/details after the jump.

Prince of Perisa Retro Hits iPhone, iPad at $1 [Shacknews]

Visually, it's a crisp remake. Control-wise (which was my biggest concern), it's actually not that bad -- the game has "left" and "right" touch controls on the left side of the screen, and "up" and "down" controls on the right. Tapping anywhere on the screen is an "action" button; hold the screen and tap left or right to tip-toe.

However, it seems there's no way to save your game or resume your last session, so once you exit out (or get a call on the iPhone, presumably) you're back at the start. All of the game's 12 levels are unlocked from the get-go, but that takes away any incentive to complete the levels to advance. (You're not timed either, and there's no leaderboards or anything like that.)

But again, should I mention it's only 99¢? For a classic, even a port, I feel like I've gotten my money's worth.

Prince of Persia Retro now on App Store, only a buck photo
Prince of Persia Retro now on App Store, only a buck photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Apple

10:45 AM on 04.16.2014
Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it!

This past weekend, I found myself running through the crowds of the PAX East show floor, pushing people out of the way to get to the Indie Megabooth, where Cosmic DJ was waiting for me. As a musician and a fan of music games I would have sought it out anyway. But I found out via Twitter that the game features a corgi, so I took off running.more



9:15 AM on 04.14.2014
I'm into Adventures in Game Development

I recently started watching Adventures in Game Development cold turkey. Falco Girigs, lead engine developer of the Elysian Shadows project, had just told me about his upcoming indie, next-gen 2D RPG for current computers and...more



12:30 PM on 04.11.2014
Hearthstone is getting a cool new single-player campaign soon

Blizzard is adding its first adventure to the collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on PC, Mac, and iPad soon. Titled Curse of Naxxramas, this single-player campaign will be spread across five distinct "wings"...more



View all Apple






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more