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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption.A GREAT ADVENTURE• Explore a magical realm of dungeons, towns, treasures and devious monsters.• Gain experience and level up your character.MAGIC AND SWORDS• Find powerful weapons, items and spells to defeat your enemies.DYNAMIC LIGHTING• Venture into gloomy caves and dungeons illuminated by the atmospheric dynamic lighting system. OPTIMIZED GAMEPLAY• Precise touch controls designed specifically for iOS. • Customize the controls to your preference.LATEST iOS FEATURES• Game Center and OpenFeint Achievements.• Use iCloud to sync saves between the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.See the trailer video at www.touchfoo.com/swordigo Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    Swordigo treads the line between slavish homage and love-letter to a genre and style of action-adventure that remains exciting thanks to its almost unstoppable pace that keeps you hooked the entire way.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    Swordigo is a love letter to platforming/adventure games, giving iOS gamers another detailed world of fantasy to explore.
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    Replay value is very good, as subsequent playthroughs give you the opportunity to explore areas you may have missed previously, allocate XP in different ways, and use alternative weapons and spells from your first attempt.
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    Despite its generic nature, Swordigo is an enjoyable game in the spirit of classic console games delivered in a handheld package perfect for long play sessions or quick bite-sized moments.
  5. May 30, 2012
    At first glance Swordigo is simple and ugly. But under the surface you'll find a competent and challenging adventure, that reminds you of early Zeldas: A lot of combat, a lot of exploring, the occasional puzzle and a huge world.
  6. Mar 29, 2012
    A likeable tribute to a genre now sadly out of vogue, Swordigo provides a welcome helping of enjoyable action RPG brilliance.
  7. Jun 28, 2012
    Swordigo is a prehistoric platformer without a single new idea; a hardcore journey through dark fairytale worlds, and a bow to arcade hits of the 90s.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Jun 7, 2012
    It's a good game with clear reference to 16 bit classics. I've got it for free but it's worth a dolar or more. Controls can be a little problematic but I assume that it's the matter of touch screen instead of the buttons. Either way Swordigo is wort to check out. I give this game 8 but for some reason I can't use the score slider under IPad's safari browser :) Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    Possibly the best game experience I've had on the iPad yet. Why? I expected a good platform/RPG game with the usual iPad length of a few hours. Instead I got an epic game that draws on classics like Zelda and wonderboy in monsterland that promised more like 20 hours of gameplay. The dynamic of this game is incredible- starting gently (ok, the plot is almost non-existent-goes to show how little plot can matter in RPGs if the game mechanics and design is this good) then moving into more and more fiendish puzzling areas. You will find yourself getting to a new area, scratching your head, then going "Oh!" and figuring it out. Then it might take you quite a few tries but you always manage to get through it. Do not underestimate how difficult this is to achieve in a game. The leveling element adds so much to the player experience- if you can't get past a boss, go back and grind a bit, then you'll eventually be able to progress- even though this is more likely to happen earlier in the game. Controls are amazingly responsive and i find myself trying to decide whether or not it is better than with a joystick. Visuals are good and remind me of a side scrolling version of little big adventure (twinsen's oddysey). Level design is varied, even though i look forward to even more variety in a sequel. The player is never punished, and teleports are placed perfectly, so as to avoid overly lengthy trips back to a death spot. I can see these developers being offerred treasure chests full of money by activision in a couple of months- the buzz surrounding this game is building big time. Lets hope they stay true to this mixture of old-school, yet post-wow game mechanic style. In summary, These developers have created a new classic. Can't wait for the next one...or maybe an expansion? Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    I usually have quite the short attention span when it comes to iOS games. But, for whatever reason this game has held my attention quite a bit. It's a great little game with excellent controls and a charming style to it. If you enjoy iOS action games with a hint of RP in them, you can't go wrong with Swordigo. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2012
    This is precisly what I was looking for.
    A good platformer with really smooth controls and some RPG-elements (like leveling up and such).

    you'r 5 must have iPhone games (I haven't palyed it on the iPad, but guess it's even nicer there) - this is one of ´em.

    I highly recommends this fun, vast game.
  5. May 13, 2012
    This is a great game and easily one of the best on the system. Now, if you did not like the old NES/SNES versions of Metroid and Zelda, then you won't like this game. While not as deep as those two games, Swordigo easily makes up for that with great gameplay. I have had some issues with the controls as they've been unresponsive at times, which have caused some of the enemies in the game to be a bit more difficult than they should be. However your doing yourself a disservice by not playing this game as it's easily one of the best on the iPhone right now. Especially if you could have picked it up for free, like I did a few days ago. Expand