Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame

Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame 2.0.1

Mobile version of the classic platform game sequel

Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame is the sequel to the classic platform adventure game, Prince of Persia. View full description

PROS

  • Great graphics
  • Fun gameplay
  • Two control methods

CONS

  • Perhaps a bit too easy

Very good
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Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame is the sequel to the classic platform adventure game, Prince of Persia.

Ducking and diving in ancient Persia

The gameplay of Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame will be instantly familiar to those who played the first game. The idea is to traverse each level by jumping platforms, avoiding booby traps, solving puzzles and slashing up enemies. It's great fun to play and there's lots of variety within the levels. Unlike the first Prince of Persia, bad guys often come in groups, making it more of a challenge to beat them all off.

There are things to collect in Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame, such as health potions and coins, which can be exchanged for items from the shop (weapons, combos and potions, for example).

There are 14 levels in total in Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame, set across five unique worlds. The game feels a bit easier from the original PC version, however, and the removal of some of the more challenging elements from certain levels makes it a tad easy. Still, to achieve 100% exploration on each level will take you plenty of time.

When you die you can choose to play from the beginning of the level or revive yourself from the last checkpoint. Be warned that you only have a given number of revives, after which time you'll need to pay to have more.

Choose your control system

There are two different control systems in Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame, giving you the choice between touch gestures or an on-screen joystick with action buttons. Personally, we found the gesture system more fiddly than using the joystick, but it's good there's an option for both so you can work out which method is best for you.

The combat system works pretty well and it's possible to pull off some impressive combos if you're nimbled-fingered.

Bringing Persia to life

The visuals in Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame are excellent and are a significant improvement on Prince of Persia Classic for Android. The classic motion-captured animation of the Prince is used to great effect and the backgrounds and scenarys look gorgeous.

The sound effects are crisp and realistic, and help to lift the atmosphere of the game even further, as does the Middle Eastern-themed incidental music in Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame.

The verdict

Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame is a high quality remake of a great game. Some of the slight gameplay tweaks might not sit well with ardant fans of the original, though.

The rebirth of the legendary action-platformer, with brand-new visuals and controls redesigned to fit your device. Set after the events of Prince of Persia Classic, Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame continues the saga of the wanderer who was born a Prince. Now he must embark on an epic journey in search of his past that will redefine his future! AN IMMERSIVE SINGLE PLAYER EXPERIENCE * Follow the epic storyline of the original game. * Explore 14 levels rendered in visually-stunning 3D. * Dive into 5 state-of-the-art environments. A BRAND NEW COMBAT SYSTEM * Discover an exciting new combat system with multiple enemies and tactical challenges. * Unleash devastating combos and unlock even more powerful ones as you progress. * Acquire new weapons for increasingly thrilling fight sequences. INTUITIVE CONTROLS DESIGNED FOR TOUCHSCREENS * Experience the highly-acclaimed Prince of Persia platforming gameplay. * Choose between gesture-based touch controls or the classic virtual joystick. * Perform fluid and acrobatic moves to overcome challenges, or go step-by-step with “Cautious Mode”.
Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame

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Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame 2.0.1