Save The Princess
I kind of like that the damsel to be rescued in Save The Princess, the new puzzle game by nonamez and SilenGames, has an actual reason to be helpless, if that makes any sense. Most gaming princesses tend to just wait around to be saved by various plumbers, Hyruleans and Persian Princes. However, once you've been turned into a non-anthropomorphic frog, it's difficult to be proactive. Besides, the prince here seems so happy to be off on a magical adventure filled with heroism and cake, that it would seem cruel not to let him have his royal-rescuing fun.
Played with the mouse on your standard tile-based puzzle grid, your goal in each level is to collect the magic potion and deliver it to your amphibian paramour. Generally, the prince will travel in a straight line, unless directed by arrows or distracted by the cakes that you can put on the playing field. Also, there are "one way" blocks that can be placed to prevent him from returning back the way he came. Collect stars for extra (and slightly hilarious) achievements, but watch out for spikes and getting caught in an endless loop!
Save the Princess is adorable, almost bordering on precious. It has just the right mix of colorful graphics and logical gameplay that makes me think that it would be the perfect game for parents and children to play together without either getting bored. It is quite short: there are 21 levels in all, but the first 7 are pretty introductory. If you are looking for more challenge, I'd suggest checking out Talesworth Adventure, an inspiration for Save the Princess and one a couple steps more devious, instead. However, despite the light difficulty, Save the Princess has an attractive presentation and should make you smile as you play. It's a game fit for a prince!