Infinite Warrior ($2.99) by Empty Flask Games LLC is a swipe-to-play game that mixes the endless distance genre with swiping controls, but also throws in a bit of cinematic battle. AppAdvice has 10 copies to give away, so get ready to defend your land and fight like a warrior.
The game is simple. Swipe up, down, left, or right when the arrow points to the direction. When you swipe, it triggers the action sequence that will turn an oncoming enemy soldier into a bloody pile of flesh and bones. The difficulty is swiping the correct way at the correct time. If you miss, you’ll be the one dying on the ground.
Your warrior crosses the land in a side scrolling fashion. As enemies approach, an arrow appears on the screen that is pointing either up, down, to the left, or to the right. Player’ swipe in the correct direction and when the soldier reaches the warrior, the battle begins.
At this point, the cinematic graphics take over, showing you a bloody battle that lasts about a second. Your warrior will kick, stab, crush and kill his enemy, sending red splatters all over the screen. Once the attack has been completed, the warrior moves on to the next battle.
If the player misses just one swipe, the warrior dies.
Players earn experience points for accomplishing certain goals. Goals include making it to a certain distance, finding hidden treasure, achieving “bloodlust” a certain number of times, resurrecting with an ankh, and more. When you earn enough experience points, you will level up. Leveling up will unlock new environments to play.
Players collect coins and gems while battling on the field. The coins and gems are used to upgrade the warrior’s armor and weapons. Most of the upgrades only last for one game. If you die right after you start a game, you lose the upgrade and the money you spent on it. Luckily, coins flow freely once you’ve gotten past the first four waves of enemies. Full armor can be used permanently.
Player can add more coins through in-app purchases, but it is not the least bit necessary. I’m not sure how to earn gems in the game, I never earned one, but they can be bought through in-app purchases along with resurrection ankhs, as well.
The graphics for this universal game are outstanding. The gameplay is simple. There isn’t much to it, just swiping. Even though this is a very high-quality game, it is a bit expensive, especially when you consider that they offer in-app purchases for upgrades, resurrection ankhs, and unlocking levels early. If you are a fan of fantasy swiping games and put extra stock in the importance of high-quality graphics, you’ll find this game worth the extra cost. The graphics really are amazing. We are giving away 10 copies of Infinite Warrior. Leave a comment below to have a chance to win. Contest ends Sunday, Sept. 9 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.