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  • Summary: Command your troops against fiendish foes in colourful 2D strategy romp, Swords & Soldiers II, on Wii U
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    Its battling time, as side-scrolling action and strategy come together in Swords & Soldiers II for Wii U, a sequel to the award-winning WiiWare game. While
    Command your troops against fiendish foes in colourful 2D strategy romp, Swords & Soldiers II, on Wii U
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    Its battling time, as side-scrolling action and strategy come together in Swords & Soldiers II for Wii U, a sequel to the award-winning WiiWare game.

    While ever-hungry Viking chieftain, Redbeard, is locked in combat with his old nemesis, Blackbeard, two fiendish factions arrive to create a fresh twist to the proceedings. Enter the Demons and the Persians! Use real-time tactics to command your troops on a 2D battleground, and save the world from these marauders!

    Build structures and create an army to overpower the enemy theres a variety of units to sally forth, each with a different role, but they all start attacking automatically. With touch screen controls, it only takes a tap to turn your tactics into actions: heal your units, cast lightning, and unleash meteor strikes, all with simple touch controls. Once the war proper begins, itll be a riot of flying axes, exploding barrels, and the odd barbecue, all rendered in comedic, cartoon colour.

    Get together with a friend for a rowdy one-on-one Skirmish game, where one person plays entirely on the Wii U GamePad, and the other solely on the TV, ensuring battle plans stay secret until the last moment! As well as choosing Redbeard, you can also assume the role of his new adversaries: the brutal Demons overwhelm enemies with strength in numbers, while the Persians combine magic and technology to surprise opponents! Whichever side you choose, youre guaranteed fun, fast-paced strategy, tongue firmly in cheek, and only on Wii U.

    -Use brains and brawn to defeat Demons, Persians and your old nemesis, Blackbeard, in this 2D strategy outing
    -Command your troops, build structures, and battle enemies all with the Wii U GamePad touch controls
    -Take on a mate using just the GamePad or TV, where surprise gives you the upper hand
    -Humour and hue meet to create light-hearted, high-octane hijinks
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 90
    Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is the ultimate version of an already fantastic game. This side-scrolling RTS went really unloved on the Wii U, which is such an absolute shame. From beginning to end, Ronimo Games delivered a highly entertaining gameplay experience that most can enjoy. While the single-player campaign could have been a bit more brief, there are many good times to be had. You will be in awe of the game's various mechanics and how it manages to keep you so thoroughly engaged.
  2. Mar 1, 2019
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Mar 24, 2019
    85
    Sword and soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon does a great job of pulling together all of the things that made the original great while adding in new elements.
  4. Mar 1, 2019
    80
    The real-time strategy genre is one that doesn’t have very much representation on the Switch eShop now, but Swords and Soldiers II shows how it can be done well on the platform. Deep, but not confusing gameplay, great multiplayer, plenty of challenge, and a silly premise make this one an easy recommendation for anybody that’s looking for more of a thinking man’s game for their Switch. If you want something that’s a bit livelier and more hands-on than Wargroove, but still ultimately concerned with planning and executing sound strategies, this is the game for you.
  5. Mar 1, 2019
    80
    This game has a hilarious story and highlights its sense of humor, its difficulty, its graphics and its online mode. All this will be able to delight Tower Defense fans, despite being a port.
  6. Mar 15, 2019
    75
    Despite an obvious need to mix things up and curate a more vibrant online audience, Sword and Soldiers 2: Shwarmageddon has plenty that is good about it.
  7. Mar 14, 2019
    70
    Swords & Soldiers 2 aims to entertain, and achieves that by utilizing very simple gameplay mechanics and rather short levels. It focuses too much on story telling though, which affects the gameplay experience a little bit. In the end, Swords & Soldiers 2 is a simple and fun strategy title, and nothing more.

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  1. Jun 25, 2019
    7
    Beat Swords and Soldiers II in about 10 or so hours.

    Game(s) like: Swords & Soldiers, Castlestorm Pros: - Improved on the first version
    Beat Swords and Soldiers II in about 10 or so hours.

    Game(s) like: Swords & Soldiers, Castlestorm

    Pros:
    - Improved on the first version (though didn't feel as fresh to me obviously)
    - Basic gameplay is solid and simple - had a good mix of all unit types

    Cons:
    - The game interrupted levels a lot which was annoying
    - Felt like the first one played better where you explored 3 different factions, this one was kind of all mixed in
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