Wonderful retro-inspired platformer Goblin Sword has just received its first update. And version 1.5 has definitely been worth the wait.
Most importantly, gamers can now play through a new chapter – Lost City – with 16 new levels. You’ll need to beat the first boss of the Dark Caves to unlock the new area.
Also included in the update are two new bosses, more than 10 new enemies, four new weapons, six new relics, two new costumes, and six new achievements.
As a nice touch, the game can now be played with any MFi-compatbile controllers.
Here are some other important changes:
-Time trial challenges now have leaderboards
-Touch areas are now visible when adjusting controls
-Reduced some item prices
-Fairy guardian can now block projectiles in addition to treasure tracking
-Special attacks for Rune Blade and Morning Star have additional effects
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Goblin Sword can be downloaded now on the App Store for $1.99.
The game landed back in September. Our own Christine Chan, in her original review, enjoyed the 16-bit visuals and more:
I’ve been playing Goblin Sword since I downloaded it last night, and while I may not have gotten too far in the game, I’m still enjoying it a lot. The visuals are beautiful, the music is great, the controls are adjustable and responsive, and it’s a challenging game overall, just like the classics. This is going to be the game I’ll be spending a lot of time with over the weekend and beyond.
It was also named as our AppAdvice App of the Week shortly after its release.
I really enjoyed playing Goblin Sword after it was released, and I’m excited to try out the new content soon. You won’t regret battling the army of monsters and evil wizard.
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