Super Sword

Super Sword is a retro-inspired RPG adventure. It has cute, colourful graphics almost with a "children's drawing" cartoon feel (in a good way) and killing a monster explodes them into snow-like pastel confetti rather than blood splatters, which is actually fun. You are thrown straight into the action in a town overrun by monsters, and you must set out on a quest to retrieve the Super Sword and save the world from the evil forces of Galfar.

Controls are either touch-to-move or an oddly split control pad, with buttons on both sides of the screen. The controls take a bit of getting used to, and could probably use some refinements: it's tricky trying to move right and mash the combat button, which you have to do as monsters have pushback. A conventional single-digit D-pad might work better. There are dungeons as well as the overworld, and five islands to travel and explore. The game also has some platformer-style puzzles in dungeons. There's no gear or treasure at all, only health potions in various locations which automatically get used when you walk over them.

Genre: action adventure
Platform: iOS iPhone
Character: pre-defined sprite
Story: retrieve the super sword and save the world
Gear: none
Sidequests: none
Treasure: none
Features: platformer-style puzzles
Grinding: n/a
Links: Appshopper
Official site
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