For those of you who have never played the game but have watched the movie, you pretty much get an idea of the game’s plot with just a few alterations, as is the norm when a game transcends to the silver screen.
As a matter of fact, the game features sets of movie sequences and screenshots within the gameplay that comprise great graphics and vision. It is almost as good on the mobile as it is displayed on the PSP. Just like in the previous games or the movie for that matter, the character is able to jump and swing along the edges of buildings and even run on the side of walls, but you have to be a skilled gamer to get these moves right. Or put in a little practice. While the character is built to perform these tricks and tasks, the movement would not have flowed so well if the game was not developed properly to work well on a mobile. The good news is that the game developers thought this out before the game was made and released.
Game Controls (4 out of 5)
If you are used to playing your games on a console, you may take a little time adjusting to the different camera angles on the mobile phone. The fact is that left and right and up and down may change, depending on how you have moved and the current angle that you are at in the game. The game provides challenges, which is good for any action packed game, but it does not make it so hard that it becomes frustrating. With a little practice, and once you understand how to use your controls, you will get caught up in being the Prince of Persia. Although, you may find yourself starting to have second thoughts when you keep plummeting to your death after attempting to run up a wall, or shimmy across a ledge.
Levels (5 out of 5)
This game features quite a bit of fighting and that is expected because the game is indeed Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, thus it is expected to have a gripping story line and intense fighting scenes and it is safe to say that it delivers on both counts. If you find that you are having trouble passing just the first level, you may want to adjust the difficulty settings until you have become more familiar with the controls and gameplay. You can start out with easy and when you have completely mastered the skills of being the Prince, you can change your difficulty level to suicidal.
This is one of those good games that allow you to get into the action and strategize as well. In essence, you will have the opportunity to utilize your fighting skills as well as exercise your brain to get from one stage to the next. It’s like the best of both worlds.
Overall Rating (5 out of 5)
Overall the game is a good buy with amazing graphics, a good story line and wonderful gameplay action, but no game is without flaws. The Prince of Persia mobile game is not perfect because it is sometimes confusing due to changing camera angles, the constant possibility of plummeting to your death and the fact that there is no casual game play. Buy Prince of Persia Warrior Within for only $6.99.