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Prince of Persia has been through more permutations than most game franchises, but even though three radically different visions of its characters and universe have appeared on platforms ranging from the Apple II to current game consoles, the originals still hold up reasonably well. Well enough, in fact, that a remake of the first game (Prince of Persia Classic) was ported to iOS last year, and it's been followed by a similarly styled remake of its 1993 sequel, Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Visually impressive action games top this week's lineup, notably Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame and Bloodmasque, as well as a couple of alluring racing games in the form of Riptide GP2 and Delta-V Racing. An intriguing mix of other games, such as Sky Tourist and A Ride Into the Mountains, lead the rest of the bunch, meanwhile.
Indie developers were out in force for Australia’s first PAX gaming convention, with iOS games outnumbering offerings on other platforms on the show floor. Ubisoft and Nintendo stood mostly alone as the big publishers in attendance, joined by mobile giants Halfbrick and more than 20 smaller developers, many of which rose from the ashes of now-defunct triple-A companies like Blue Tongue and Pandemic. And they made an impression. Here are 10 of the most intriguing new and upcoming iOS and Mac games we saw on the show floor at PAX Australia.
Don’t be disappointed when we say that Prince of Persia is all about
movement; this isn’t Woz dancing with stars. (Oh wait, he was the
star.) Prince of Persia makes wall-running parkour look like toddlers
at a playground. Your characters stick vaults more cleanly than Russian
gymnasts and free-climb like geckos.