Jordan Mechner’s classic Prince of Persia game has arrived in Apple’s app store for the iPhone, iPod, iTouch, and iPad. It features the classic 60-minute countdown that caused gamers everywhere to curl their toes in anxitety as they searched for the level exit. New to the game is the ability to update your friends on your game’s progress through Facebook (which has to be the lamest “advance” that the industry is currently promoting – really, I don’t give a flying rat about what secret you just unlocked). As a portable game machine, the iPhone is certainly making its case with releases like this one. I’d still rather play the original on my PC, but then again, I’m a retro kind of guy.
I certainly hope Jordan Mechner is getting residuals on this release, though. I’d hate to think about all those classic retro games heading into the Apple Borg Collective and only benefiting Steve Jobs and the gang!