Giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles. All that excitement is waiting for you in “The Princess Bride” Game, but you will need “The Princess Bride Game” book, so go ahead and take it. That is what the host of the game tells you in the introduction. When the introduction is done you reach a map with five main locations which will help you go around the game. Just to give an idea, take into account that the game has seventy two levels to play, pretty much eh?
The five locations are:
- Episode 1: As you Wish.
- Episode 2: Battle of the Wits.
- Episode 3: The First Swamp.
- Episode 4: Miracle Max.
- Episode 5: Storming the Castle.
The whole game is designed to make you feel as you were inside a Disneyland motion picture, with the fable characters, the touching music and the fantastic adventures to live. From the beginning you’ll be seeing videos. The welcome screen has a background video playing, the introduction to the game is a video in which a host welcomes you and explains the basics, each adventure (or level) has an introductory video telling the background story of the level, and so on.
It could be said that the game is oriented to the youngest games consumers, so if you are not part of that market you could get bored pretty soon. The game is ideal for kids though, since it’s really easy to play and there are nice stories going on all the time. Besides, it could take a long time to complete all the adventures so it’s a good option to get a long time of entertainment.
The game provides several episodes and within each episode there are several adventures. Each adventure puts the player to do different things. For example, in the first adventures you will have to harvest carrots and prepare wood for the fire. Of course, the underlying objective is always to please the princess. So you have a complex goal: please the princess and reach a certain amount of “outcomes” in the current action (harvest certain amount of carrots or prepare certain amount of wood).
When you enter the game, you’ll be asked for a player name and then see the welcome screen with the following options:
- Change / edit player: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play Game: it leads you to a video introduction and then you reach the first level.
- Options: this is the menu from where you can configure some game aspects like, music and sound volume, and full screen, among others.
- High Scores, Credits and Exit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the systems requirements, here you have a list to check out:
- Windows 2000; Windows Vista; Windows XP
- Graphics Card 3D Graphics Card with 128MB RAM or higher (OpenGL/DirectX compatible)
- DirectX Version
- Processor Speed (MHz) 2,800
- HD Space (GB)
- RAM (MB) 512
- Easy to learn how to play since its simplicity
- Nice videos and animations
- Very entertaining game for kids
- It’s available only in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- Use on network is not supported