Just in time to celebrate the blockbuster movie and new console game, Ubisoft has re-released the title that started it all, Jordan Mechner's 1989 Apple II classic Prince of Persia, on iPhone and iPad in Prince of Persia Retro.
The game has a 60 minute time limit as the wicked villain Vizier gives the Sultan's daughter a tougher ultimatum than Deal or No Deal: either marry the evil dude, or be killed in an hour. Hanging about in the lowest reaches of the palace, you've got to bypass enemies and traps on your way up to save the damsel in distress.
It uses a set of virtual buttons to control the game, and features Facebook connectivity so you can automatically share your progress on your wall. If you really, really must.
It doesn't use the Apple II's ancient graphics, but it also doesn't use the spiffy 3D remake visuals from Gameloft's Xbox Live Arcade port. Instead, it hangs out somewhere in-between, with Super NES like 16bit graphics.
Strangely enough, it's a universal app meaning it'll run on both your iPhone and your brand new iPad, out today. And, perhaps even more strangely, it's a bare bottom priced buck, or 59p. So what's stopping you?
Prince of Persia classic is out now for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for 59p / 99c / 79c.