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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.

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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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