Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 5, 2013
    100
    Slayin may not have done much to quell my hopeless addiction to retro visuals, but it may have done me one better: it's raised the bar for all games like it.
  2. Apr 8, 2013
    90
    Slayin' is one of the best games I've played on iOS in some time. I'm really glad that it keeps In-App-Purchasing down to a minimum, and delivers enough thrills (retro or otherwise) to justify the meager price tag. If you're a fan of retro games and prefer gaming in small chunks, give this a shot immediately.
  3. Apr 5, 2013
    90
    Slayin is an endless action-RPG that is exceptionally retro, and just plain exceptionally good.
  4. Apr 8, 2013
    88
    A charming, fast and overwhelming arcade game that offer short but intense play sessions, with simple rules but a neat score system.
  5. Apr 29, 2013
    85
    This is anything but another endless runner. Mixing RPG and action features, Slayin is a great surprise for those tired of the same concept again and again.
  6. May 30, 2013
    84
    The vibrant presentation is stellar. [July 2013, p.86]
  7. Apr 10, 2013
    80
    Slayin' knows exactly what it is, an action game with some RPG seasoning to keep the player invested, but after a few plays, you'll see everything this title has to offer you.
  8. Apr 8, 2013
    80
    Featuring 8-bit graphics, a catchy chiptune soundtrack, and ginormous buttons for easy control, Slayin looks and feels like an old-school arcade game shrunk down to pocket size.
  9. Apr 4, 2013
    80
    We could make the argument that extreme grinding to unlock the best goodies somewhat lessens the appeal, or that the developers priced things too high, but neither of these debatable issues ruin Slayin. If anything, it's an ideal game for those of us who grew up mashing buttons on those NES controllers, with a bowl of Teddy Grahams and Ecto-Cooler within reach for much-needed breaks.
  10. Apr 5, 2013
    75
    For a certain type of gamer, Slayin offers a rockin good time.
  11. Apr 4, 2013
    70
    Slayin is a solid casual game that chooses its influences wisely but doesn't entirely do them justice.
  12. Apr 8, 2013
    60
    While there is no denying that Slayin is an incredibly charming title, it’s hard to recommend a game based on charm alone. Yes, this is a great way to kill a couple minutes, but it is also easily forgettable and just about as niche as it gets.
  13. Apr 10, 2013
    50
    Slayin ($0.99, Universal) is a neat little distraction that provides action packed gameplay, and a great retro style. The biggest problem is that you have to grind through so much to get to some features that you would think should be standard.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Slayin´ is a hybrid of endless runners/arena combat/RPG that is a complete success at mixing all those styles in to one. Its so much fun to play, lots of upgrades, many different characters that a different to each other, generous. One of my Top5 endless runners. Full Review »