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The Princess Bride's art style is nice, but the games are lacking (pictures)

Based on the classic comedy from the '80s, The Princess Bride - The Official Game has a unique artistic style, but not much else going for it.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
Jason Parker
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The Princess Bride - The Official Game

The official game for the cult comedy hit manages to bring back some great memories, but the gameplay is simply not up to snuff.

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Stills from the movie

As you start a minigame, you'll get three stills from the movie to show you which scene you are about to play.

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How to play

Right before playing a minigame, you get directions for how to succeed.

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Good-looking art style

The simple cartoonlike graphics are definitely charming, but the gameplay is pretty basic.

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Climbing the cliffs

The Cliffs of Insanity has you tapping to climb the rope and tilting your phone to avoid obstacles. One hit and you'll need to start over.

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Sword ninja?

The Battle of Steel is the game's rendition of Westley and Inigo's early sword fight, but it's really like a more simple version of Fruit Ninja.

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Collecting quotes

As you progress, you'll unlock awards that let you play audio quotes from the movie like a sort of soundboard.

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