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Old 06-30-2010, 09:06 AM
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★ "Samurai is absolutely gorgeous. Not only is it a stunner, but the combat is perfectly paced and a lot of fun to experiment with as you discover the best combos." 8/10 - ign.com
★ "it's a clear example of how cool the iPad could be." - gizmodo.com ★ "best looking apps you can find for the 9.7” screen" - appadvice.com ★ "It is a truly beautiful masterpiece worthy of finding a home on your iPad." - appmodo/ipadmodo.com ★

Multiple award-winning Samurai: Way of the Warrior for iPhone and iPod arrived on IPad finally.


Features in Best Games of 2009 by Apple; Best App Ever Awards 2009 - Best Game Graphics Honorable Mention Award from 148Apps; and number 16 in the Top 100 iPhone Games of All Time from AppAdvice.

Samurai is absolutely gorgeous. Not only is it a stunner, but the combat is perfectly paced and a lot of fun to experiment with as you discover the best combos. 8/10 - ign.com
it's a clear example of how cool the iPad could be. - gizmodo.com
best looking apps you can find for the 9.7” screen - appadvice.com
It is a truly beautiful masterpiece worthy of finding a home on your iPad. - appmodo/ipadmodo.com


As renowned as the iPhone version is for its stylized manga-like graphics and its bloody gameplay, the HD version takes all the virtues of the original and improves upon them. Carefully crafted comics establish and maintain the story line between battles, lending the action increased drama. The goal of the game is to kill all the enemies in a particular setting, so as to unlock the gate and proceed on to the next stage. The player controls the Samurai with his finger on the touch-screen, moving him in all four directions. Defensively, the player swipes their finger left, right, or up to evade an enemy attack. Swiping in this way over the enemy controls the player's attack. Successfully combining swipes activates powerful combination attacks.

Gameplay is set in the midst of the Japanese Sengoku period, and the player is Daisuke Shimada, a wandering Samurai. It is the most dangerous of times, and Daisuke must ultimately face the evil Daimyo Hattoro, who has spread fear and terror throughout the countryside. Many battles must be won before meeting Daimyo, and Daisuke does battle with enemies in many villages throughout feudal 16th century Japan. There are a great variety of settings in which battles are fought, and highly detailed foliage, bridges, arenas, houses, statues, streets, etc. The game is played from an overhead point of view and both graphics and movement are highly realistic within the stylized motif of the action.

• First hack and slash game developed specifically to leverage the iPAD touch screen.
• Deadly Dojo only for iPad !!!
• No more virtual joysticks or gamepads, only your finger and touchscreen.
• Visit several unique environments in the Japan in a feudal 16th century setting.
• Unlock all combo attacks and master your skills.
• Never before seen comics storytelling
• Special Dojo mode. Fight in the arena sparing enemies in the rounds.
• Online leaderboards
• Facebook and Twitter integration
• Friends lists
• Persistent player profile
• Original movie like soundtrack.
• And much more...

Recommended for fans of hack 'n slash games as Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, God of War or Heavenly Sword

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iTunes Link : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/samurai-way-of-the-warrior-hd/id377386379?mt=8&uo=4


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What's New In Version 1.01
☛Fixed crash in Village Dojo and Deadly Dojo
☛Score in Dojo is uploading after each round
☛Updated to Agon 1.5.1

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:06 AM
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This is the review I have pending on iTunes:

The screenshots are impressive, but still don't do justice to the sharp, crisp graphics. This is a visually beautiful game and the music and sound do much to capture the setting and genre. Amidst the beauty of the scenery, there is a generous amount of splattering blood and gore.*

The game does come with an advisory of age 17 content before you download it. I've not been through the entire game, but so far that seems to be due to the blood. The premise of the game is martial combat with swords, so this shouldn't come as a great surprise. **

The gameplay is elegant; that is the combat is simple but with a lot of depth. On a console game you'd manipulate the joystick and buttons to perform combos, and this game you do something similar - your finger strokes create the combos. As you progress you earn experience which the unlocks new moves and combos. This happens automatically and you're notified on screen when you have new combos available to you.

There is a training (dojo) mode to provide a chance to practice the combos. In fact there are multiple dojos of differing levels of difficulty.

The overall concept of the game is quite straight forward. You fight and kill minions and villains to progress. That's it. In between scenes a manga style comic provides a story to the events unfolding. This is well done. It's not a terribly complex game compared to an RPG, buts it's not trying to be. It has a singular focus, and what it does, it does remarkably well.

At the time of this writing I bought the game for 4.95 US dollars. The production values of this game easily justify that. It may be worth more.

I recommend this game! *

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:12 AM
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Ouch! $5. iPad gaming is getting expensive. The game looks really great, though.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:44 AM
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Looks great, I will be buying it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:13 AM
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Don't like to "double-dip", as some say, but damn, this looks stunning...
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Omg. What amazing graphics.
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Omg. What amazing graphics.
Agreed. In just over an hour I will be playing this.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 PM
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Agreed. In just over an hour I will be playing this.
This game is awesome, hope its not too short :-)
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:50 AM
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Hello everybody,

Thanks for first feedback


Please dont forget to write reviews on iTunes, we will appreciate it

Marek R.

btw, dont play it on easy, if you want to have some challenge
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:20 AM
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The graphics look so amazing, not sure how to say it... would "lush" fit? But, I'm wondering, will the iPad version get additional content in the form of levels, characters, weapons, etc??? I know there's a new dojo (nice work, btw) and storyboards... but, with all the screen real estate, it would be such a pity not to exploit it more...
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