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App description: Swipe the screen to cut down hordes of fierce samurai, stealthy ninja and fearsome ronin!

Bushido Saga - Nightmare of the Samurai relies heavily on quality gameplay allied with powerful storytelling. Inspired on the Japanese legend of the 47 Ronin. You are Kuranosuke, an honorable samurai, who must uncover a terrible plot against your master, Lord Asano and prevent his assassination by forces of darkness. Unravel the conspiracy and vanquish his enemies before it is too late!

Battle with a variety of Japanese weapons: the blade katana, the halberd naginata, the bow daikyu, the spear yari, and many other cutting blades, crushing hammers, and ranged bows!

GAME FEATURES:
UNRAVEL a deadly conspiracy against you lord!
SLASH your enemies by swiping the screen. Control is at your fingertips!
KILL dozens of minions as only a skilled and expert SAMURAI can do!
BATTLE with a myriad of weapons: blades, halberds, spears, hammers or bows.
EQUIP the right weapon to battle different types of enemies. Learn their strengths and weaknesses.
VANQUISH powerful and fearsome BOSSES.
CUT down hordes of fierce SAMURAI, stealthy NINJA and fearsome RONIN!
LOOT dozens of masterful sets of armor, legendary blades and mythical swords.

HINTS:
SKILLED and timed reactions will turn you into a master warrior.
ATTACK and defend at the right time to get your opponent off-guard.
TACTICAL position is key to victory, don't get surrounded!

Embark on an epic adventure and unveil a conspiracy against your Lord. Investigate and unfold a plot to assassinate your Lord.

Get ready to be challenged and fight your way through dozens of levels.
Interact with NPCs, collect stars from individual missions and progress in a detailed world by surviving against groups of enemies that require tactics to be beaten.

Reflex, skill and tactics are paramount to success!

Visit our official site at: www.pandoragamestudio.com

Boardumb's comments:


01-26-2017, 01:14 PM
#2
Why does this look like a bad rip of MadFingers Samurai games?

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01-26-2017, 03:26 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Why does this look like a bad rip of MadFingers Samurai games?
It… doesn't? Unless Madfinger somehow invented Japanese sword fighting.

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01-26-2017, 06:01 PM
#4
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It… doesn't? Unless Madfinger somehow invented Japanese sword fighting.
Just googled the samurai games for images. The style looks similar to me..... but I understand what you are saying.

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01-26-2017, 06:12 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
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Looks good to me, I'll give it a try.
01-26-2017, 08:08 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Just googled the samurai games for images. The style looks similar to me..... but I understand what you are saying.
I'm a huge fan of the Samurai games and a friendly acquaintance of Marek Rabas from Madfinger. There have been a few games in the App Store that directly ripped off Samurai assets, and, as it happens, I've been the one who emails Marek to give him a heads up.

This game, though, is no rip off. Not only is the art direction very different, the gameplay is not even close. Bushido is, basically, a Samurai themed RPG; the combat is tactical, rather than twitch based. From what I've seen so far, there a rich story, NPCs, and open areas for exploration.

Not everything is perfectly polished, but at first brush this is pretty darn impressive. I like the combat quite a bit -- it manages to incorporate a fair amount of complexity without getting overwhelming. For the life of me I can't figure out the monetization scheme; the app description says that there's IAP but it's not obvious at all.

I'll try to spend more time with the game today and report back.
01-26-2017, 08:56 PM
#7
UPDATE

Once you hit a particular spot in the story, the IAP store opens up. Nothing too onerous -- starter packs, standard currency, and revive tickets (which let you come back at a checkpoint rather than restart the mission). There seems to be a bug in the store system, though -- I bought a starter pack but never got the goods. I'm sending a message to the devs to see what's up.

The first mission ended on a boss fight by the shore, and I have to say it was kind of awesome. And you can even do stealth kills!
01-26-2017, 09:07 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 839
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Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Just googled the samurai games for images. The style looks similar to me..... but I understand what you are saying.
You seriously must have never played a Madfingers game before. This LOOKS nothing like a MF game and is insulting to MF. The amount of polish MF puts into their games vs this... not even close.
01-26-2017, 09:55 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Rain1dog View Post
You seriously must have never played a Madfingers game before. This LOOKS nothing like a MF game and is insulting to MF. The amount of polish MF puts into their games vs this... not even close.
I think it does. Case over.



Thanks for the update Square

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01-27-2017, 12:58 AM
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Last edited by Rain1dog; 01-27-2017 at 03:42 AM.