This is a complete walkthrough of all boss battles in Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia. The walkthrough was created while playing Prince of Persia on the Playstation 3, but should translate fine to the Xbox 360 version as well.
Keep in mind when playing through yourself that the number of times you’ve fought a boss will determine on how tough each boss battle will be, so the locations do not really matter much.
This is the first of a series of Prince of Persia walkthroughs we’ll be publishing here on Ask Dave Taylor, all written by gamer Alex Juel. The first you can find here: Prince of Persia walkthrough: Beating Elika’s Father, the second here: Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Hunter, the third: Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Alchemist, the fourth: Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Concubine, the fifth: Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Warrior, and the sixth: Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating Ahriman.
First Battle With Elika’s Father
The first real fight of the Prince of Persia is against Elika’s father. The best way to fight him is by getting used to the combo system of the game.
You can start a combo either by striking with your sword or by using Elika’s magic. Once you start a combo, you can use any of the attack buttons to chain together combo moves.
Elika, from Prince of Persia
My favorite combo to use is by starting with Elika’s magic, then a sword strike, then Elika’s magic again, then an Acrobat move and then a grab with your gauntlet. This does quite a bit of damage and should end most battles quickly once you get the hang of it.
For Xbox 360: Y, X, Y, A, B
For PS3: Square, Triangle, Square, X, O
If you can manage to get close enough to Elika’s father, try either grabbing him or using Elika’s magic. Start a combo and he’ll take a good amount of damage. The fight should be over fairly quickly once you get the hang of it.
Fighting Elika’s Father at Temple
Once you’ve gathered enough Light Seeds to activate your second Power Plate at the Temple, you’ll find that Elika’s father is already there. He’s becoming transformed by the Corruption and getting more evil as the time goes on.
Keep in mind that Elika will not be helping you at all during this fight, so don’t mess up a good combo by trying to use her magic.
In order to defeat Elika’s father the easiest way possibe, try to catch him with the Acrobat move. Now, immediately strike him with your sword three times in a row. This will do a whole lot of damage and quickly.
Keep performing this combo over and over, and he most likely won’t do anything to stop you. Once you get his life bar way down, Elika will jump in and attack and her father will then run away.
Video: Prince of Persia Walkthrough: Beating Elika’s Father
The Temple after the last Power Plate is Activated
Elika’s father isn’t too hard this time around.
You can attack him as normal, using either your sword attack or Elika’s magic to easily start a combo move.
He also has two different state changes during this fight. One of them he won’t let you use magic attacks, so try to strike him or you can let him attack you so that he changes back to normal faster.
When he shoots out corruption from his body and then turns black, you can attack him with Elika’s magic easily. Once he changes, hit him with Elika’s magic and start a combo. I recommend not using the sword attaack after starting this combo, because he deflects it most of the time.
Use the combo Elika’s magic, Elika’s magic, gauntlet, Elika’s magic, sword attack, Elika’s magic, acrobatic move, guantlet. You can get a lot of damage done with this one.
For Xbox 360: Y, Y, B, Y, X, Y, A, B
For PS3: Triangle, Triangle, O, Triangle, Square, Triangle, X, O
The Final Battle at the Tower
The first part of the final battle begins with fighting Elika’s father one last time. Being his final fight, he’s much tougher this time around. The easiest way I’ve found to defeat him is by striking with my sword.
You should be able to find some sort of opening when he’s vulnerable to the sword. Keep striking until you hit him and if he blocks and attacks back, try to counter-attack. This is usually the best chance you’ll have at attacking him.
After you’ve hit him, start a combo using Elika’s magic in addition to the other moves in your arsenal. I like to start with Elika’s magic, then a sword attack, then Elika’s magic again, then an acrobatic move and the guantlet. This does quite a bit of damage.
For Xbox 360: Y, X, Y, B, A
For PS3: Triangle, Square, Triangle, X, O
Once you done about 1/3 amount of damage, Elika’s father will recharge his health. You have to get in there and strike with your sword as soon as possible to stop him.
Just keep attacking him. Don’t give him the chance to either recharge his health or place any magic on you. If you attack early, he’ll never get the chance. This should be enough to get you through the fight.
Like to read the entire series? Here are all the links: Prince of Persia walkthrough: Beating Elika’s Father, Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Hunter, Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Alchemist, Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Concubine, Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating the Warrior, and Prince of Persia walkthru: Defeating Ahriman.