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Old 04-28-2014, 08:04 PM
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Default Swoc: of Swords and Blocks (by Baptiste Villain)


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Old 04-29-2014, 09:05 PM
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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!!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:10 PM
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Found an official trailer:


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The trailer also links to a free HTML5 demo.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:15 PM
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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.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:21 PM
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That's what appears when I get to the first boss. Thrice in a row, different characters.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:47 PM
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I also noticed the Paladin and Thief GC scores appear to be swapped.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:25 PM
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Anyone know how the warrior's power works? I can't figure out what is happening when his crush is activated.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:55 PM
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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).
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:10 PM
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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!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:24 PM
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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).
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