Battles of Prince of Persia

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Battles of Prince of Persia
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Producer(s)Geneviève Lord
Designer(s)Stéphane Brochu
Programmer(s)Sébastien Lahaie
Composer(s)Stuart Chatwood
SeriesPrince of Persia
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
  • NA: December 6, 2005
  • AU: December 8, 2005[1]
  • EU: December 9, 2005[2]
Genre(s)Turn-based tactics
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Battles of Prince of Persia is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo DS on December 6, 2005. It is a spin-off of the Prince of Persia series, and sees players assuming the role of multiple characters from the games' universe, including the titular Prince. The story of the game bridges the gap between the mainline installments The Sands of Time and Warrior Within.


Battles of Prince Of Persia is a turn-based tactics game combined with collectible card game elements. The game involves a variety of playing cards which are characterized by a picture and a number, providing the card with its two uses. The first use is to play the magical effect on the card, the second use is to play the number on the card, which determines how many orders the player may give within the hour. Each battle is divided up into hours, which are then divided into turns. Each turn, a player either uses a card for effect or orders, or passes. An hour ends when both players are unable or unwilling to use any more cards and both pass.

The game includes tactical elements such as zone of control and directional facing, where attacking an enemy from behind will produce better results than from the front. Zone Of Control prevents players from moving their units right through an enemy's lines and directly to the goal or leader.


The game is set in Persia, India, and the fictional Aresura. Each of these kindgdoms sends three generals to fight their wars. Caught in the conflicts is the Prince, who finds out that he is being hunted by the Dahaka, an incarnation of fate, because he interfered with time and cheated his own death in the process. While searching for a way to stop the Dahaka, the Prince accidentally starts a war between Persia and India. Over the span of the game, the Prince fights the Deavas, a mythical race of demons contained in a box he opens, and Kalim, the Prince of India and brother of his long lost love Farah. Because of the wars, the Prince matures and becomes more cynical and violent, matching his depiction in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.


Battles of Prince of Persia received mixed reviews; GameRankings gave it a score of 65.16%,[3] while Metacritic gave it 64 out of 100.[4]


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