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Quirky point and clicker Hamlet (o.t.L.G.w.M.F.S.a.P.P) out for iPhone and iPad

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Quirky point and clicker Hamlet (o.t.L.G.w.M.F.S.a.P.P) out for iPhone and iPad
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Touchscreen devices, especially the iPad, have resurrected the old point and click adventures.

But alongside the likes of Monkey Island and Broken Sword remakes, some developers are branching out with new content. I'm still haunted by some of the puzzles in Hector: Badge of Carnage.

Similar in tone and creativity is the latest game from casual publisher Alawa,r which has just released the incredibly named Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement.

We're just calling it Hamlet.

Stand out as a prince

I guess the point of the unwieldy title is to demonstrate its wacky sense of humour, or as the game description officially puts it; "Packed with tricky puzzles, gut-busting humor and unrestrained creativity, Hamlet is a cure for boredom and a work out for your brain. By the time you save Ophelia and defeat the evil King Claudius, you'll feel like you've earned an adventure gaming badge of honor."

Certainly, the game has a striking art style, while the plot loosely (very loosely), mixes Shakespeare's play with what happens when "an alien from the future accidentally hits Hamlet with his time machine".

The 25 levels of gameplay revolves around item selection in the correct order to complete puzzles, with the examples I've attempted so far ranging from fairly logical to nicely lateral and the plain frustrating.

Still, as well as the paid iPhone and iPad versions, you can try out the free Lite versions if this sounds like your sort of game.

Otherwise Hamlet costs $2.99, €2.39 or £1.79 for the iPhone version and $3.99 for the iPad version.