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  • Summary: Swords & Bones inherits the spirit of the great 16-bit classics from the 80s and 90s, enriching the game experience with modern mechanics! Undead hordes and demons await you in this epic adventure!

    Fight through scenarios filled to the brim with monsters, skeletons, and traps. Earn coins
    Swords & Bones inherits the spirit of the great 16-bit classics from the 80s and 90s, enriching the game experience with modern mechanics! Undead hordes and demons await you in this epic adventure!

    Fight through scenarios filled to the brim with monsters, skeletons, and traps.

    Earn coins to buy power-ups, and collect every Heroes' Trophy to obtain an extra challenge.

    Face a compelling adventure in a dark-tinted fantasy setting, inspired by timeless classics as Ghosts 'n Goblins and Castlevania!
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  1. Feb 7, 2022
    70
    Swords & Bones needs to be approached and scored based around several key details, including whether you enjoy Ghosts’n Goblins or Castlevania-style platforming, as well as indie takes on the theme. If the answer is ‘yes’ to these metrics, then Swords & Bones comfortably earns its modest price tag. It has near zero replay value once completed and tied in a bow, and it’s neither deep or surprising; but it is, undoubtedly, a fun way to kill three hours with a talented gang of bedroom coders. If that sounds appealing, the negligible investment will be money well spent.
  2. Mar 15, 2022
    60
    Swords & Bones is a charming platformer with fun graphics and music. However, the controls are wonky, and there isn’t much replay value.
  3. Apr 15, 2022
    58
    If you’re a fan of Ghosts’n Goblins, maybe an unbalanced challenge is what you’re after? Still, it’s hard not to feel like there are other, better ways of scratching that particular itch than with Swords & Bones.
  4. Feb 17, 2022
    40
    A modern, “retro-inspired” title in the shape of Shovel Knight and Ghost ‘n Goblins, Sword & Bones is clearly a small team’s love letter. Once that veil drops, however, it just devolves into a needlessly hard platformer that doesn’t feel like persevering with.