LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Harry Slater 16 January 2014
Shadow Blade | Developer:
Dead Mage Studio | Publisher:
Crescent Moon Games | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
In a few breaths the level is over.
I dart across some spikes, slash down through a breakable girder, and impale an unwary goon at the bottom of my fall. Then it's a few short leaps over collapsing platforms, a quick tap-tap-tap wall run, and I'm through the door and onto the next section.
Shadow Blade is a blisteringly fast action-platformer deliberately sliced up into speed-run sharpened sections, each tailored to inject a quick blast of gory, breathless excitement into your boring day.
Brilliant touch controls, a gorgeous look, and a difficulty curve that slices perfectly through the whole game combine to make the first must-have iOS platformer of 2014.
A vibrant, fast-paced, special platformer that works perfectly on touchscreen, Shadow Blade is well worth as much of your time as you have to spare