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  • Summary: Facing imminent danger, the Prince flees to a deserted kingdom that seemingly offers sanctuary. Already touched by the evil Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the kingdom is filled with adventure, challenge and intrigue. As the Prince seeks aFacing imminent danger, the Prince flees to a deserted kingdom that seemingly offers sanctuary. Already touched by the evil Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the kingdom is filled with adventure, challenge and intrigue. As the Prince seeks a way to fight the spreading Corruption destroying the land, he encounters a partially infected creature that promises salvation. But is the creature truly an ally or merely an enemy in disguise? It seems this perilous alliance may be the only way for the Prince to face the forces of darkness and save the Persian kingdom from the Corruption once and for all. Use the DS stylus to master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time. Immerse yourself in the captivating Prince of Persia universe with an original and independent story that closely coincides with the action of the console & PC editions of the game. Brand-new art design delivers incredible environments in over 50+ maps. Explore deserted cities, dark labyrinths and forbidding jungles to battle the evil Corruption. Play as the all-new character: the Magus: Switch between the Prince and this mysterious new ally to fight, solve puzzles and utilize his magical powers to make your way through the corrupted land. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Enjoyable, old school platforming with a modern twist. You'll need patience though.
  2. Though there are issues with the game's controls - and character dialogue is often dreadful - there is, undeniably, a wealth of PoP goodness here.
  3. While it may not have the staying power of a New Super Mario Bros or creative juices flowing out of every orifice, it’s enough to put a big smile on most gamers’ faces.
  4. Combat is stale and repetitive outside of boss battles, and several stages are filled with copy and pasted sections and artificially lengthening collect-three-gems-to-open-door setups. [Feb 2009, p.87]
  5. Touch-screen controls prove to be a double-edged sword in this alternately compelling and frustrating side-scrolling adventure.
  6. Despite high production values, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King's awkward stylus controls means this is one Arabian night worth sleeping through.
  7. It's a shame that the game doesn't match the acrobatic thrill of its next generation cousins, but at the same time you do have to give credit for trying something new with the stylus only controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. DanielleLeFavre
    Dec 16, 2008
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  2. Aug 13, 2010
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    The game is quite basic: all levels look the same, there's no character progress and the atmosphere and setting is poor. Playing with theThe game is quite basic: all levels look the same, there's no character progress and the atmosphere and setting is poor. Playing with the stylus is funny but buggy sometimes. If you are looking for a Super Mario kind of game (like me) don't buy it or you'll be disappointed. Expand