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App description: Choose among 9 characters to experience a new take on Match-3 and Puzzle-RPG mash up!

--- PRESS TALKS ABOUT THE GAME ---

"Swoc: Of Swords and Blocks is a lot better than it looks; I've been enjoying it" - TouchArcade forums - Forums Game of the Week (May 1st)
"The replay value is high and most importantly, the gameplay is unique and fun." - Games in Asia - 4/5
"I just had to tell myself to stop playing and write about it four times in a row" - PocketGamer - 7/10 - Bronze Award
"A fresh variation Match3 and RPG ingredients in the sympathetic retro garment." - appgemeinde.de - 3.5/5
"These gameplay features add a huge strategic element to the game, making it really hard to put down." - Touch Tap Play
"Its simple, but addictive, and has you scanning the whole board constantly looking for good matches and trying to inch your character closer to the bad guys." - Pocket Tactics

--- UNIQUE GAMEPLAY ---

You are not only playing with the board of tiles, you are exploring the board itself! Every time you match 3 identical items, all the characters on the board might move and face each other.
Every fighter will get power boosts or downgrades according to the items you match: the game is under your control!

--- SOLO PLAY with QUESTS and LEADERBOARDS ---

Every character and every boss has a unique ability that will bend the rules of the match-3 games you all know.
Some bosses might even trick you and play instead of you!

--- SIMULTANEOUS LOCAL MULTIPLAYER with up to 4 PLAYERS ---

Play gently on the same device, one after the other or fall to the finger berserk swiping. Simultaneous swipes handled. Ideal game to challenge your more casual friends, because it looks as simple as any match-3 game they know...
04-29-2014, 09:05 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,185
Game Impressions

RUN, do not walk, to snag this game up!

The graphics are painfully retro but, DANG, the core game is so simple and elegant it is amazing!

Sort of like Dungeon Raid but your character is on the board in the heat of the action.

Fighting is a simple affair, swap places with a monster and the highest power wins. If that isn't you, game over.

How do you build your power? Match sets of tiles your specific chosen character likes (some block types when matched will even let you take a special action) while avoiding making swapped sets of the blocks you don't like. This same system also works for the monsters so with every move you need to figure how will making a set of this symbol effect me and the baddies AS WELL AS how it will effect my positioning on the board (need to keep away from the more powerful baddies while charging the smaller one.

Take the knight, for example, his power grows with every set of swords or shields you match...but watch out, since every set of scrolls you match will hurt your knight slightly. Match a set of swords and not only will he get a nice boost in power but he'll be able to do his special move where he CRUSHES an adjacent block (or nicely damages a monster in that space).

The game has a great sense of style and humor, I especially like the long winded into story

6/5!!

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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04-29-2014, 09:10 PM
#3
Found an official trailer:



The trailer also links to a free HTML5 demo.

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, FF Record Keeper, PAD
GameCenter: StriveMind
04-29-2014, 09:15 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Brazil
Posts: 882
This seems lovely, I got it but kinda crash prone on my iPhone 5s.

And the monster power numbers seem too small on the phone.
04-29-2014, 09:21 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Brazil
Posts: 882
That's what appears when I get to the first boss. Thrice in a row, different characters.
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04-29-2014, 09:47 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,185
I also noticed the Paladin and Thief GC scores appear to be swapped.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
OpenFeint, Plus+, & Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, Crystal, & iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
04-29-2014, 10:25 PM
#7
Anyone know how the warrior's power works? I can't figure out what is happening when his crush is activated.
04-29-2014, 10:55 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by HumbleSloth View Post
Anyone know how the warrior's power works? I can't figure out what is happening when his crush is activated.
He can smash a tile or, if occupied by a monster, do a nice chunk of damage (I think around 25% of current power).

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
OpenFeint, Plus+, & Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, Crystal, & iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
04-29-2014, 11:10 PM
#9
Haha okay I see what's going on. The instructions to tap are on your character and the squares around him flash. I thought I was trying to tap my character at the time when the flashing square was the one I wanted to crush or something like that, but nothing ever seemed to happen. Instead what you do is just tap the square you want to crush. Thanks!
04-29-2014, 11:24 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by HumbleSloth View Post
Haha okay I see what's going on. The instructions to tap are on your character and the squares around him flash. I thought I was trying to tap my character at the time when the flashing square was the one I wanted to crush or something like that, but nothing ever seemed to happen. Instead what you do is just tap the square you want to crush. Thanks!
They at least give you the option to pass on destroying a tile by tapping directly on your character.

So far I'm having the toughest time with the Druid and kicking butt with the Paladin (2 turns of invulnerability is pretty amazing).

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
OpenFeint, Plus+, & Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, Crystal, & iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews