Swordigo – Games Review
Are you ready for some swashbuckling fun? Swordigo is free-to-play, side-scrolling and platform-based adventure game, whereby you play the main character – a magic-wielding swordsman, who has to solve mysteries, overcome challenges and complete the main quest that is to find the legendary sword that can be used to defeat the evil Corruptors!
At the beginning of the game, there are three arrow buttons on screen. One is to move the character forward, another to move him backward and the third to make him jump. Double tapping on the appropriate buttons can make the character jump higher or run faster. The controls in this game work smoothly and are completely glitch-free!
As you progress, the other buttons, like the attack, take or cast spells buttons, will gradually be unlocked. These buttons are pretty self-explanatory, but just to sum it all up, these buttons are vital for you to defend your little character from enemies. You can even reflect magic bolts from your enemies back to them using your sword! All in all, the controls in Swordigo are simplistic at best, but they can get slightly more complicated as you combine two buttons to perform special moves, like throwing an object… and yes, if you like, you can even throw a pot at any enemy you see!
Controls aside, this platform-based adventure game is fun and exciting mainly because of its gameplay. It’s extremely satisfying, in some way, as you hack and slash your way to victory in this game. Boss fights in this game are more difficult in some sense, but with great dodging skills and a good eye for incoming danger, your character should be able to breeze through them with relative ease!
As you play, you’ll be collecting soul shards from various sources, like inside chests and potteries, from mobs and so on. These shards are your in-game currency, which you can use to purchase items, such as healing potions, at the shop in the village. Furthermore, if you’re badly injured and have run out of potions, you can go back to the healer’s house in the village to get healed too!
Like any RPG game, your character gains experience in the game by killing mobs and completing quests. When he has enough experience, he levels up and gains 1 stats point to be placed in either attack, magic or hit points. These stats will contribute to how well your hero will be able to face upcoming ordeals in his adventure, so be sure to keep levelling him up!
Not to mention, you’ll get to explore a vast, beautiful and yet mysterious world in Swordigo! There is even a teleport portal where you can fast travel from one locale to another on the world map. Admittedly, the graphics in this game is the 16-bit, old-but-gold retro sort, thus, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you like retro games, you’ll definitely enjoy this game!
Swordigo also offers several in-app purchases to help you make your adventure as painless as possible. You can pay real money to remove all advertisements from the game, buy a guiding compass to help you find your next objective easily or buy a coin doubler to double your soul shards from enemies and treasures.
In short, Swordigo is a charming hack-and-slash platform-based RPG. Granted that its controls can be a bit clunky at times and its graphics isn’t something you’d shout about, the game offers a solid, old-fashioned adventure to its players. So, do give it a try – you may just like the game!
e-Rapid Games rate: 8.5/10