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Tactical puzzle solving. Swap Sword is a tactical roguelike match-three RPG. Match your way through hordes of foes and dispatch them by lining them up, or kill them with your sword. Match the keys to get to the exit and make sure to collect mp diamonds and shields to survive longer.
Get upgrades. Once you reach the door to the next stage, you're awarded with three randomly generated upgrades, but you can only have one, so choose wisely.
Death comes. Clear the stage before death arrives. Once death is on the stage, things get much more difficult, and the end is near.
What is it about?
Swap Sword ($2.99) by Alec Thomson is a fantastic mashup of the traditional match-three puzzle game (http://appadvice.com/appnn/tag/match-three) and a roguelike (http://appadvice.com/appnn/tag/roguelike-games) battlefield. If you enjoyed games like You Must Build A Boat (http://appadvice.com/review/you-must-build-a-boat) and Hero Emblems (http://appadvice.com/review/hero-emblems), then you will love Swap Sword.
Why we love it
Swap Sword features beautiful pixel art graphics, simple controls, and a refreshing yet challenging new game mechanic.
App Store Description
It’s Swap Sword! A knife-sharp puzzle battle from the creators of Stellar Smooch and Sunburn! Match gems and snatch up coins, but watch out for angry frogs!! In Swap Sword, you’ll need to out-smart and out-slice your enemies on a battlefield that changes with every step. It’s the right mix of tactics, spells, and match-3 madness. Will you be able to draw your sword before you draw your last breath?
UNSHEATH YOUR WITS - Swap to kill, match to dispatch, but don’t get caught with your sword down.
CAST AWAY FEAR - Build a custom arsenal of spells to defeat your monstrous opponents and march toward victory.
TRAVEL THE WORLD - Journey through mines, valleys, and beyond — each space filled with unique features and clever opponents waiting to strike you down.
REAP GOLDEN REWARDS - Collect treasure, amass points, and compare your score with friends.
Swap Sword was created by AP Thomson and Diego Garcia.
--- Praise for Swap Sword! ---
“This game is packed with the good stuff.” - App Advice
“I’ve played this game more than any other this year. Please send help.” - Bennett Foddy, Creator of QWOP and Professor of Game Design at NYU.