A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Like the book and film, the game's story is about honor and enduring love. Princess Buttercup isn't your typical damsel in distress, instead, she is resourceful and active protagonist who helps to find solutions to the game's problems.
Violence & Scariness
Very mild swordfights against ROUSs (rodents of unusual size).
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This game is a spinoff of The Princess Bride movie, which was based on The Princess Bride book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a downloadable casual game for Windows PCs that stays true to the original novel and movie upon which it is based. Like its source material, it is meant to be enjoyed by both children and adults, though the former may find some of the game's activities -- particularly the word-based conundrums in the Battle of the Wits chapter -- quite challenging. There is very little violence, and no coarse language, sexuality, or illicit substances. It's also worth noting that, as in the book and film, Princess Buttercup isn't a traditional damsel in distress, but instead an active protagonist who helps to find solutions to the game's problems.
Is It Any Good?
The multitude of challenges you confront are hit and miss. The initial point-and-click activities found in the first chapter are simple to the point of tedium; one can only feed hens and collect their eggs so many times before growing bored. However, things get downright tricky (and fun) in the Battle of The Wits chapter, which features plenty of quick little mindbenders in the form of logic, anagram, and rhyming puzzles. The engaging gameplay continues in the Fire Swamp chapter, which involves some entertaining running, jumping, and sword fighting. Sadly, the final two chapters -- potion mixing with Miracle Max and ammunition collecting in Storm the Castle -- are neither deep nor interesting enough to warrant the time players are expected to spend with them.
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