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By Harry Slater 27 April 2012
Spellsword | Developer:
Everplay Interactive | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
Retro-looking 2D platformers are all the rage on the App Store nowadays, and while there are plenty of chip-tuned, pixelated leapers to choose from most of them have enough new ideas that they're not reaching saturation point.
Spellsword plays around with the Super Crate Box template, throwing in collectible cards, RPG-style equipment, and an irreverent sense of humour that pokes fun at popular culture and the game itself.
You play as a nameless hero who's just discovered the titular blade. Pretty soon you're inundated by violent creatures who want to kill you, and you'll need to start jumping around the screen, collecting the spell cards that appear.
Tough in most of the right places, Spellsword might miss a few tricks, but it's core gameplay is solid enough to keep you playing regardless