There are no ordinary enemies in Prince of Persia except from the beginning of the game. Elika's father is an exception but even he starts using the abilities of other creatures over time. Instead of fights with soldiers, there are only skirmishes with Ahriman's minor servants which are situated on the borders of every area. There are also skirmishes with four main 'bosses'. You will fight with every boss six times - five times before healing every place. The sixth and final fight takes place in a place protected by a sealed door. Elika will be able to destroy the seal after you heal all places comprising a bigger area from depravation.
You can't die in the battle. If Elika's intervention is necessary, your opponent is likely to regenerate his health bar and you will get back to the battle with full power. As a result, you can beat every enemy. The only problem is the time needed to finish off the creatures. For that reason, combos are the most useful and all types of combos can be find in menu in the game itself. The colour correspond to the marks of the Xbox 360 controller designed for the Windows system. So yellow stands for Y, blue for X, green for A and red for B.
These individuals appear only in places where two locations connect. They disappear only if two adjacent areas are healed. Otherwise, they are going to sicken your life endlessly. There is no point in fighting with them and waiting for the health bar to reach zero. It is better to manoeuvre to pin the creatures to the wall or push them over the borders of the arena. In this case they die at once, no matter how much health they still have.
He is one of four main Ahriman's bosses. The Alchemist wanted to live forever. He often attacks using something which resembles a tail made of slime.
Eternal Hunter and a temporary ruler of the Citadel. He likes spitting slime right into somebody's eyes - in this case a big black rectangle which covers the vision appears on the screen. You should perform a BLOK and roll over. The Hunter also attacks using huge scissors which is a test for your fingers' dexterity - you have to hammer the right key as fast as possible to block the strike.
She takes care of the Royal Palace. She can create illusion and she may immobilize Elika couple of times. She keeps a sort of scepter in her hands. She spins it and there is no chance of push your way through her defense if you attack her with a sword. In this case, use the glove.
A battle with the warrior requires completely different tactics than in the cases of other bosses. There is no point in attacking him with a sword. In most cases the best tactic is to push him off edge - first stand at the edge and let him attack you. He will try to crush you with his leg but you can stop his attack and after running between his legs you should attack him at once. Afterward just press I key and your enemy will fall down.
You will have few opportunities to fight with this character. However, at the beginning he doesn't possess any special powers so defeating him shouldn't be difficult. The battle with his last incarnation may be a bit more difficult because daddy uses all special skills belonging to other bosses.
In general, fighting with the enemies is connected with using so called Quick Time Events which means pressing proper keys when their marks appear on the screen. Grey mark with a glove means that you must perform a block.
Other marks are green, red, yellow or blue which corresponds to the keys of Xbox 360 controller which was designed for Windows system. In most cases, you have to press the right key only once but sometimes quick and rhythmical pressing is necessary.
When the enemy takes up such form (they look like covered in tar), the only effective attack is Elika's attack. To perform it, you have be close enough.
If red rays come out of you opponent, the only effective attack is the attack with a glove.
If there are blue clouds around you enemy, it means that his health bar is regenerating. The best way is to attack him with a sword.