Welcome to The Shadow and the Flame. Would you like a virtual joystick?
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame, first seen way back in 1993, has jumped and climbed its way onto mobile devices, and launches for iOS and Android today. Vizier Jaffar has been up to his tricks again, and it's down to you to defeat 14 3D levels worth of villains, skeletons and assorted evildoers - always remembering the time limit - in order to get your life back and achieve your destiny. This is a high-definition remake of the original, so fans can expect a nostalgia trip coupled with much prettier environments and gameplay.
There have been one or two changes, to reflect the mobile environment. You can play with a virtual joystick should you so choose, or you can go for gesture-based touch controls. There is a 'cautious mode' allowing you to go step-by step, for those of you who fear the consequences of an ill-defined or badly timed gesture. Plus there are combos - ahh, those tasty combos - allowing you to take down multiple enemies, as you chop your way to glory. The iOS and Google versions are $2.99 for the initial download, and this can also be had via Amazon.
Fancy a trip down memory lane? There's an evil Jaffar out there who needs squashing, princesses to rescue, skeletons to smite. Better hurry; the clock's ticking ...