You can play Prince of Persia on your Apple Watch and no we aren't joking

Prince Of Persia Screenshot
Prince Of Persia Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Someone has created a version of Prince of Persia that runs in JavaScript and can be played in a browser.
  • Prince of Persia fans can play the game on their Apple Watch via Safari.
  • Sending the link to an Apple Watch via email or iMessage is all that's needed to get the ball rolling.

We've seen plenty of stories that have Apple Watches saving lives and they've been great accessories for people who have been working to get fit, too. But now things have been kicked up to a whole new level because yes, you can play Prince of Persia on an Apple Watch. And it really really works.

It's all made possible after someone put Prince of Persia into a web page using JavaScript and we all know that an Apple Watch can be persuaded to open websites when pushed. That means that emailing or using iMessage to send the game's URL to an Apple Watch is all that's needed to get the ball rolling. The result is Prince of Persia, fully functional with support for touch controls, on your wrist.

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The App Store might be full to the brim with games, but somehow playing a classic on your wrist just hits different, right?

If you own an Apple Watch and want to try this for yourself, just send to yourself and tap away.

I think we just found the best Apple Watch game yet!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.