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A fractured fairy tale of romantic woe featuring the conflicted Tim, a guy on a quest to free an abducted princess from a monster, leads a player through six worlds in search of his beloved.

Besides the princess issue, Tim’s mission is to collect pieces of jigsaw puzzles and put them together to eventually help him unlock the final rescue.

Although diminutive and unable to jump very far without using the tops of bulbous creatures’ heads, Tim shines through the use of time-altering powers that can reverse any mistakes (including death), stop a moment and even utilize a darkened doppelganger to repeat his movements and assist in grabbing those coveted puzzle pieces.

The $15 adventure will tax the brain, dazzle the eyes and tickle the ears as much as a piece of the finest interactive art.

Joseph Szadkowski’s ROMper Room is a place for children and their parents to escape the world of ultraviolent video games and use that gaming system or computer to actually learn something while having fun. Send e-mail to jszadkowski@washingtontimes.com.