Prince of Persia Classic HD
Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
It may have been 23 years since the original Prince of Persia 2D platformer made its way onto the Apple II, but age hasn’t done it any harm. This modern HD remake of the game brings a nice design boost over the original while maintaining the older version’s classic style and feel.
The touch controls work well, although there are occasions when you end up inadvertently skewered on a trap thanks to sliding the directional button either too fast or too slowly. The combat is also a little questionable, with certain hits not registering against a sword-drawn enemy.
That said, it’s still an authentic Prince of Persia experience. Social media integration is the only real addition over the 1989 version, alongside Game Center achievements and leaderboards. But for a 23-year-old game, Prince of Persia looks fantastic.