This week on Xbox Live Arcade: Prince of Persia Classic

By Spencer . June 11, 2007 . 11:06am

pop360t.jpgSure it’s a new coat of paint on a classic, but that is almost enough reason alone to pick up Ubisoft’s post Sands of Time, Prince of Persia remake. Prince of Persia Classic brings the Prince back to his first trap filled adventure with a few twists like new enemies to keep retronauts on their toes. I like the announced achievements too. You get Gamerscore points for picking up the sword, a task anyone can do. Then for the hardcore there is an unlockable achievement for players that find all the potions without dying. That’s a real challenge since you have to enter trap heavy areas to pick up potions!


The other new feature is three online leaderboards that track the fastest players in normal mode with saves, time attack where you have to beat the game in under 60 minutes and survival mode where you have to beat under 60 minutes without dying. Prince of Persia Classic goes on sale Wednesday, June 13 for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).


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  • the_importer

    A full remake of a classic for $10. See that Nintendo, this is how you fan serve, not by dumping your games in ROM format and charging 5, 8 and 10 bucks for them.

  • Veilknight

    Following in the footsteps of Resident Evil on the Gamecube and the recently released Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Prince of Persia Classic takes the cake as one of the most impressive remakes I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Now this is how you do a remake, update the graphics with the visual flair of the all-time classic Sands of Time while keeping the platforming affair of the original POP intact.

    And from what I hear, the game’s difficulty will remain firmly unforgiving, to the applause of hardcore gamers everywhere. Better yet, the “no death” achievement seems like a daunting task to conquer. That should be enough to keep anyone busy, as you’ll struggle long and hard memorizing the stage’s layout in your head.

  • Aoshi00

    So does it support full screen display w/ 1080p, unlike SotN?

    Remakes w/ new graphics and old gameplay are definitely cool, I was a sucker to have bought the PSP for Megaman Maverick Hunter, which was a decent game. Now we just need to wait for Dracula chronicles for the PSP.

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