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  • Publisher: Mangobile
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 2.3 MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Swords & Earrings is a turn-based strategy game settled in a medieval fantasy world (RPG).

This lite version is a preview of the full version 'Tales of Andaria'.


Customer reviews of 'Tales of Andaria':

"Amazing game. Great entertainment and easy to get lost into."

"Pure tactical-RPG greatness, with levelling equipable troops, difficult battles, many scenarios and looong playtime."

"Worth 5 times the money, really - offers so many levels, great tactical battles, RPG elements and just right amount of challenge."

"This game is highly entertaining.. Well done sirs. Reminds me of ogre battle/ ff tactics. Def. Worth the buy."

"Very good game, and virtually alone in its genre."


'Tales of Andaria' comprises:

* 35+ hours of highly addictive and challenging game play

* Intrigues, conspiracy and romance in a compelling medieval fantasy story

* 28 character classes like Knight, Archer, Mage, Paladin, Assassin, Warrior, Wolf Rider, Skeleton, Lich, or Giant

* 43 character skills like 'Spin Attack', 'Heal', 'Stealth', 'Thunderstorm', or 'Rend Armor'

* 56 scenarios in 4 different landscape settings (Grass, Town, Dungeon, Arena)

* Build up an army which is carried over from scenario to scenario

* 362 equipable items (weapons, armor, amulets, rings)

* Battle drops, treasure chests, and scenario rewards

* Conquer enemy outposts and face a challenging Artificial Intelligence (AI)

* Characters can level up to level 15

goiMot's comments:

Lite: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sw-ear-lite/id410419589?mt=8
12-27-2010, 10:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Actually, I thought the demo was helpful in showing some unique elements in the gameplay.

In this SRPG, when you go into battle, its important to be aggressive and capture and hold key points on the map to allow more friendly units (and less of the enemies units) onto the battlefield at any given time. Also, every increase in the level of difficulty allows another unit the enemy can summon onto the battlefield, so for me, its fun to play on the highest difficulty (when the computer's units can out number my own by a 2-1 ratio).

Sometimes the battle can go on a long time, if you are unable to capture and hold additional barracks, but that is part of the fun.

So bottom line - if you like old school Strategy Role-Playing Games you must download the lite version and try it

Last edited by Marcus70; 01-12-2011 at 03:54 PM.

01-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Just read Mangobile announces a sequel, due in March 2011, called Nights in Andaria.

"The 2nd Swords & Earrings campaign Nights in Andaria takes place about 15 years before the events in Tales of Andaria. The player will take control of the Undeads."


"14 new classes like Death Knight, Necromancer, Zombie, Heretic, Champion, Lizard or Wisp."

It doesn't mention the platforms yet (but I would assume the Andriod & Iphone like the first game)

EDIT: It's now called "Knighturn" coming out on March 28th for IOS devices

Per their website:

"While the core game play remains the same, there are plenty of changes based on suggestions of our customers:

Entirely overhauled control scheme (no more arrows)
Improved item system (more than 500 weapons, armor, and jewelry with a higher diversification)
Now more than 50 special skills (including high level skills past level 10)
14 new classes like Death Knight, Necromancer, Zombie, Heretic, Champion, Fury, or Lizard.
Improved graphics (still retro-style but richer in detail)"

Last edited by Marcus70; 03-02-2011 at 10:43 PM.
03-31-2011, 12:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Knighturn (Sword and Earrings sequel) now available

Knighturn (a new strategy role-playing game) is now available on the US app store.

Its priced at $3.99. There is also a lite version available to try as well.

Last edited by Marcus70; 03-31-2011 at 12:06 PM.
05-31-2011, 10:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Sword & Earrings update to v1.5 w/ new user interface (UI)

Sword & Earrings has now been updated to v1.5.

This is a very important update as it includes a major overhaul to the user interface (to have the same great features that Knighturn has).

Favorite mobile RTS: Autumn Dynasty, Amoebattle & Red Conquest
Great TBS/SRPGs: Wesnoth, Battle Academy, Kingturn, Pantheon Cycle, Dungeon Crawlers, SW&E, Viking Lords, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tactical Soldier, Ravenmark, Tactics Maiden and Banner Saga

Last edited by Marcus70; 05-31-2011 at 10:33 PM.
05-31-2011, 11:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
How does this thread not have more discussion? Downright criminal.
06-01-2011, 01:02 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 403
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
How does this thread not have more discussion? Downright criminal.
Agreed. We should definitely change that . I start right away with some announcements in the next post.
06-01-2011, 01:56 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 403
Sw&Ear V.1.5 released

The new version 1.5 (released for iPhone / iPod yesterday) comes with some major changes.

First of all, the user interface has been completely overhauled and exchanged with the one used in Knighturn, the successor of Sw&Ear. In other words, the former 'retro-style-UI' based on arrows is a thing of the past.
(Here's the full story: Mangobile News & Blog)

To make the class assassin even more deadly than it is already, we also added a new Lvl. 11 skill 'Stealth Strike' (basically the same like the one used in Knighturn).

Last but not least, we overhauled some of our tilesets to get a cleaner retro-style look.

Last edited by niebau; 06-02-2011 at 02:34 AM. Reason: Promo Codes used up
06-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
Any plans for more sequels/prequels?

Last edited by undeadcow; 06-01-2011 at 08:39 PM.
06-02-2011, 02:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 658
I came here because undeadcow said abput knightturn being one of the best ips games ever and that there were going to be promos, if there are please may you pm me one i played the lite of knight turn and it kept me engaged till the end, not many lites do that

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