Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 30, 2013
    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.
  2. May 30, 2013
    A disaster. [July 2013, p.79]
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    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.
  4. Apr 26, 2013
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    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 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 Full Review »
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    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!
    Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2014
    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 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. Full Review »