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Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Witch & Hero is an 8-bit style action game. where you play as a hero accompanied by a witch taking on the evil Medusa, who has destroyed many villages and towns with the monsters that stand before her.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 26, 2013
    70
    It may be simple and it may rely far too heavily on its lush 8-bit visuals, but Witch & Hero provides you with some simple, silly fun on your 3DS in short bursts.
  2. Apr 30, 2013
    50
    Variety could have really done wonders here. Even with a small budget, tiny nuances like sword animations, items in the shop, and mini-boss depth could have gone a long way. Witch and Hero takes a simple, charming concept and somehow manages to make it repetitive, dry, and unfun.
  3. May 30, 2013
    34
    A disaster. [July 2013, p.79]
  4. Apr 9, 2013
    20
    Witch & Hero is a bad game, and in some senses reminds us of the worst of DSiWare's legacy. Even if a title tries to sell over-simplicity and crudity by adopting an 8-bit aesthetic, that doesn't excuse lazy, unimaginative design and execution. This lacks strategy and skill, and is as mindless as they come; playing Witch & Hero feels like a chore, and it would be served better as a free PC flash game than a paid-for 3DS eShop release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    I don't know why but this game is so much fun! Its a game to play when your board and it has amazing controls. The graphics for some reasonI don't know why but this game is so much fun! Its a game to play when your board and it has amazing controls. The graphics for some reason make me love the game even more. Maybe the story is lacking but the gameplay is wonderful. I love the game and hope to see more games from the publishers Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    Don't listen to the negative reviews. I have strong taste in games and this is still in my top ten list of 3DS games. And I've played over 148Don't listen to the negative reviews. I have strong taste in games and this is still in my top ten list of 3DS games. And I've played over 148 of the most popular 3DS games.
    Witch and Hero is addicting in the fact that it's a strategy game. It also has a shop, almost like grinding for items in other games, but in this one you feel like you're actually doing something. You play as Hero. Witch has been trapped in stone due to the evil known as Medusa. By running into monsters, you just bump into them and that decreases health. But what monster should you kill first to avoid them destroying your Witch? By defeating monsters you get Gold, Silver, and Bronze for the shop. You also get rare power ups and blood to "revive" the Witch for a short time. The Witch has two attacks when you revive her. Tornado and Fireball. Your main objective is to defeat the enemies to prevent them from killing your Witch. In later levels, the difficulty increases and is really hectic.
    The game is pixel art style, and I actually don't think it would work any other way. It looks sharp on the 3DS's screen. The chiptunes are fine. I can't remember if there was background music, but I liked the sound effects.
    The only gripe I have with the game is that the grammar (in like directions and story) is horrible.
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  3. Apr 28, 2014
    9
    I love this game! I think it's very fun... although i STILL haven't beaten medusa! (the lasers, man!)

    This is primarily an ACTION game,
    I love this game! I think it's very fun... although i STILL haven't beaten medusa! (the lasers, man!)

    This is primarily an ACTION game, but it can also be very meditative to play it, because the controls and gameplay are quite simple.

    Also, i feel like it is good for your brain, especially if you are using the Fireball with the witch, because you are actively having to think about controlling two characters simultaneously.

    There is a small bit of grinding required to get enough power to beat some of the middle levels, but it isn't too bad.

    Overall, this is a fun game to just let your mind wander while still focusing on something (if that makes sense).

    Also, i must say that the retro music and graphics are appealing to me. And the final boss fight is super-epic!
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  4. Mar 9, 2014
    8
    I downloaded the demo when it came out, and didn't like/understand it. When I upgraded my SD card, I downloaded every eShop demo, and tried itI downloaded the demo when it came out, and didn't like/understand it. When I upgraded my SD card, I downloaded every eShop demo, and tried it again, specifically to show somebody how bad it was. I ended up eating my own words. Actually playing the game, I found it surprisingly enthralling. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2014
    7
    It's a fun little time waster. For the price you can manage to have some fun with it. The game is simple but there is some skill involvedIt's a fun little time waster. For the price you can manage to have some fun with it. The game is simple but there is some skill involved with how you approach the enemies and which abilities to level up. Go though the demo first, if you get to the end and you still don't like it, you won't. I liked it though. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2014
    7
    It´s an extremely simplistic game but i´m really impressed by how addictive it can be. An original and fun ultrasimple action-rpg/towerIt´s an extremely simplistic game but i´m really impressed by how addictive it can be. An original and fun ultrasimple action-rpg/tower defense, for the prize (4$) it´s worth while. Expand
  7. Nov 5, 2013
    1
    this game is terrible. all of the levels are the same except some have different backgrounds. your hero attacks by bumping into people. what'sthis game is terrible. all of the levels are the same except some have different backgrounds. your hero attacks by bumping into people. what's stupid about this is that you lose health when you do this and wipeout constantly. your hero is carrying a sword and shield and doesn't even use them. this game is dull and pointless. wouldn't even buy if it was 10 cents. Expand

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