The Princess Bride
A classic movie turned "just okay" video game.
The Princess Bride is a cult classic that debuted way back in the '80s. Apparently 2015 was the best time anyone could have thought to release a video game related to the movie beloved by several generations. It's a $3.99 affair that plays very much like a free-to-play title, and quite frankly, it's really not that great.
If you're a fan of The Princess Bride movie, you'll find familiar things to enjoy about this game, whether it's the art style and familiar characters or the sound bytes hidden within. There are four minigames to unlock, though you have to begin playing one to eventually get to the rest. If you don't want to wait you can pay 99 cents to unlock the additional games, but only if you think the game ends up being worth $4.99. The minigames vary from a Fruit Ninja-styled endeavor to a Whack-A-Mole type game where you have to save Buttercup from eels. There's a decent variety, though it's clear the game is aimed at diehard fans and even children.
The game costs way too much for what is essentially a set of four horrible minigames, and they all have very little to do with the actual movie. What's more, the 99 cents extra to unlock all of the content feels like a ripoff given that the game isn't worth more than 99 cents in the first place. There's an alarming dearth of interesting content here for a price that even most well-known titles aren't so arrogant to charge, and you'd be better served buying a copy of the movie on Blu-ray and giving it a watch rather than buying up this slop.
The Princess Bride is another frustrating example of how annoying licensed games can get once they reach the mobile level. Playing only just might turn you off the license nearly entirely, if not just massively embarrass you.