Swords and Sandals Review
- Gladiatorial turn-based strategic action
- Lots of unique enemies to overcome.
- Tavern 'gambling' currently broken; source of almost infinite cash.
Sword and Sandals remains a great concept and it can still be fun to play if you can restrict yourself from exploiting the tavern gambling feature and get lucky in combat now and then.
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- App Store Info
Sword and Sandals by 3RDsense continues the tradition of bringing free flash titles over to the App Store, but instead of merely cashing in with a direct port this version has been given some serious upgrades and tweaks over the free one. In this title you'll battle against vast amounts of gladiators, one at a time, until you rest easy as the ultimate champion.
For those familiar with the series, the App Store version is an adaption of the second title that has been tweaked with a few additional features from their newer releases. After creating your gladiator you're thrown in to a turn-based combat system where you'll have to please the crowd while eliminating your enemies in order to gain experience and cash to equip yourself for these unforgiving battles. And I'm not kidding about the unforgiving part - dying or otherwise losing is quite easy early on, but through persistence and a bit of luck you'll start to turn the tide in your favor with magic spells, enchanted equipment and the occasional trip to the tavern for more cash.
Graphically the game is best described as simplistic, but for what it lacks in polish or style it makes up for with sheer variety in different characters and equipment. This can make the game extremely entertaining, especially considering the effort that has gone in to giving just about everyone a unique one-line back story.
However, balance issues such as the easy-money scam in the tavern to the luck-based combat keep Sword and Sandals from remaining fun through to the end; fun, but ultimately too flawed to recommend outright.
Description"What guy hasn't dreamed of donning purple skin and a red beard and entering the arena as a gladiator?"
-- Jayisgames.com on Swords and Sandals
Released from your chains in a cell you gallantly step into the arena where you must fight for your life.
If it is your destiny you will survive the brutal coliseums and gain riches and glory beyond all your dreams.
Swords & Sandals is a gladiatorial RPG in which you train and battle against hordes of challenging fighters. As your gladiator competes in various duels and tournaments, you are rewarded with gold and experience.
You will need to train and arm your gladiator wisely, for soon you will be fighting the greatest warriors in the world. With a wealth of weapons, magic, armor and skill the fate of your gladiator rests in your mighty hands.
Swords and Sandals features:
• Hundreds of different weapons and armor pieces.
• Learn wondrous magic to utilize spells and potions
• Enchant weapons and armor to grow in power
• Four shops to buy items to strengthen your gladiator
• 18 tournaments featuring elite Arena Champions to challenge
• Fight gladiators in six different arenas
• Powerful attacks including a classic Battle Rage and an awesomely inventive Psyche Up.
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What's New in Version 1.7Reimagined for the latest iPhone release
Made the champion battles even more intense
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