Back in 1989, Broderbund Software published what is considered one of the most legendary platform and action games: Prince of Persia. It is a game set, as its name suggests, in a medieval and fantasy Persia, where the main character moves through a great palace along different levels that take him from the deepest dungeons to the noblest rooms, where his beloved is trapped and he will have to rescue her.
Its success was based above all on the revolutionary graphics for the time, where the movement of all the characters, particularly the protagonist, was shown with very fluid animation. This first game was followed by two more until the franchise was acquired by Ubisoft, which relaunched it with different concept changes and even ended up making the leap to the movies with Jerry Bruckheimer in the direction and Jack Gyllenhaal in the role of the hero.
An update that drinks directly from the original
Fans of platform games are going to really enjoy this new version, especially those who are combing gray hair or have nothing left to comb and who enjoyed Prince of Persia in its day on any of the platforms on which it was present. Prince of Persia: Escape is inspired by the original game, but offering a new adventure with levels designed for the occasion, which is to be welcomed.
We are going to find more defined and updated graphics, with more detail than in the first game, but without losing the original concept. The system is the same: 2D side scrolling, cliffs, pits, real and unreal enemies, floors that collapse under our feet, impossible jumps ... and all with a simple three-button control system. And it has dozens of levels that as we overcome them will offer us an increasing difficulty.
There is no room for doubt: a very good platform game that will leave fans of this inexhaustible genre more than satisfied.