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03-22-2012, 05:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: South Australia
Posts: 109
Due to my low post-count, this may come across as a shill, but it ain't.
I've just downloaded and had a play of Swordigo.

Let's just say, WOW. Absolutely brilliant.
Love it.

A few minutes in, I paused, looked up from my iphone and thought to myself, "good lord, I haven't even noticed the controls". And then I realised why - because they are perfect. They don't get in the way or distract you like they do in almost every other game I've tried on iOS (and I've tried quite a few)!

They are right up there with the controls in Crazy Hedgy, and Cave's shooters.
They stay out of your mind, and they just work.
Bravo!

The game itself is superb of course. The graphics are nothing to write home about, but they are charming enough. Doesn't matter though because the game is so good. It has a real Zelda charm about it, from the 3-hearts life bar, to the way you can slice plants to find coins. Glorious stuff.

Can't wait to spend more time playing it.

Last edited by poppichicken; 03-22-2012 at 05:34 AM.
03-22-2012, 05:29 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: South Australia
Posts: 109
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Oops ! Didnt realise there was a C64 version back then, as i had a Sinclair Spectrum that was one game which we didnt have in the 80's. Amazing how old the game is (and how time flies !)
It was a NES game. Would have been cool to have it on the 8-bit computers, but it was a Nintendo exclusive. Pity.

03-22-2012, 05:33 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 34
Grab it!

This is one addictive rpg/platformer!! Simple yet fun.
Makes you want to clear all treasures before moving on to next area.

zipping over the cuckoo's nest
03-22-2012, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
(And yeah i've done a google on MBP, if it is some protein thing i find it very weird, dont americans have cornflakes for breakfast ?!)
Thumbs up for cornflakes!

Just my poke at the issue. My first google result is "Medibank one of Australia's Leading Private Health Insurance Funds"
03-22-2012, 06:22 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,237
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Originally Posted by JoshCM View Post
Metroid is from 1986 and its the best game of all time.
Yes I still need to pick this up today.
I just read that Metroid is one of the least guessed words in the game Draw Something. This saddens me.

Playing Now: You Must Build A Boat, Marvel Future Fight, Hero Emblems
Waiting For: I Am Bread, The Executive
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03-22-2012, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
Okay, I think I'm the furthest in the game out of anyone (esp. On Game Center), and I'm up to Snowy Slopes and the very first screen is insanely BS. Seriously, Touch FOO, HOW!? I have every single treasure up to that point, I checked all shops several times over and there's just no way for me to progress any further.

I've been trying some creative jumping, but dear lord is it so far from fun.

//rant over.
TouchFOO, how do I get in the area behind Corrupted Grove and further into Snowy Slopes? I've got to be missing something, because requiring players to do what I've been trying to do is just... Insane.

Also, has anyone found a spell other than the first two (missile and bomb) that you get?Grasping at straws here...
Hi Echoseven,

Thank you very much for all your great comments so far!

With regards to your problem in the game, make sure you have explored everywhere on the map and read the quest log.

If you really feel like you've hit a bug that prevents you from progressing, please send a private message or an email to support@touchfoo.com and we can figure it out.

Soosiz - A gravity-defying 2D platformer
Swordigo - Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption
03-22-2012, 07:49 AM
Game Impressions

Lovin it so far. TriggyWiggy's description of Zelda meets Mario is pretty spot on. I'm having a ton of fun with this. The difficulty does ramp up after the first few levels.

Now just hoping the game isn't too short. Soosiz was pretty long by iOS standards so I think there's hope.

I would like to be able to slide from the jump button to attack/magic.

Last edited by Neehan; 03-22-2012 at 08:05 AM.
03-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,390
This is, by a very large margin, the best platformer I've ever played on iOS!!

Having never played Zelda, Metroid or Mario, (I was a PC Gamer through and through), I really was in for a big and pleasant surprise.

A perfect example of substance and gameplay over fancy graphics and effects.

Thank you!

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Aaron Copland
03-22-2012, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
Having never played Zelda, Metroid or Mario, (I was a PC Gamer through and through), I really was in for a big and pleasant surprise.

Thank you!
WHAT?!?!?!? Those are three of the greatest franchises in video game history. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on at the very least, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Metroid, and Zelda: A Link to the Past. Any gamer worth there weight in rupees has played those games.
03-22-2012, 08:12 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,896
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Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
This is, by a very large margin, the best platformer I've ever played on iOS!!

A perfect example of substance and gameplay over fancy graphics and effects.
That so? Interesting. Would you (or anyone, as there seems to be quite many of you enjoying Swordigo) happen to know how many hours of jumping, running and swordigoing we might expect?

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