10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • 8-bit retro graphics
  • Storyline
  • Lots of levels
  • Power-ups
  • Controls
  • Originality
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Expert's Review

"Bring the Princess back"

Reviewed by / Oct 31, 2013

Heavy Sword is a side-scrolling platformer inspired by the classics of the genre

If you like classic Super Mario games, you'd probably enjoy Heavy Sword. Actually, there are lot of similarities. First, the storyline: a group of orks and goblins have kidnapped the Princess of the fantastic realm your hero lives in. He'll take the sword and start a journey to bring her back. Thus, despite neither the theme nor the main character are the same (swords and swells instead of plumbing and mushrooms) both graphics are gameplay reminds the classic adventures of our favorite plumber.

Rescuing the princess won't be an easy task: you'll have to jump over platforms, collect coins and power-ups and kill the enemies on the way, level after level (there are over 20 levels to beat, including some bonus). You know it works, right?

Heavy Sword is set in an anachronistic fantastic world: it brings together medieval elements (swords, castles, orks) with robots and automatic weapons. Its polished 8-bit graphics remind old good days with your NES. The only catch worth to mention: controls. It tries to emulate basic video console buttons (two arrows for going forward/backward, jump and attack button). However, that makes it difficult to control, especially on tablets.

Besides, another good platformer you can add to your list.

Developer's original description available here
"HEAVY – sword is a good-looking game with plenty of quirky sprites and detailed backgrounds. However it’s the exploratory nature of the levels and the ability to acquire an unnaturally gigantic sword that steal the show." -148Apps
"Aside from the classic gameplay and tight controls, the game does look gorgeous in its pixel vision, with particle and lighting effects adding a modern edge to the throwback graphics"
4 out of 5
Game Trailer:
Inspired by classic platformers of old!
Take control of a young hero by the name of Pike!
Run, jump, dash, chop, bomb, smash your way through Goblin, orcs, ogres, Robot knights, Wizards, lava, falling rocks, man eating plants, and loads of other dangers on your quest to rescue the Princess Lucinda!
HEAVY sword features
loads of exciting levels
awesome power ups:
Bombs, Bows, Throwing daggers, Steam powered armor
and of course the all powerful HEAVYsword!
Game Center Achievements!
Unlockable extras like the Memory match Card Game
Please rate and review HEAVYsword to help us keep making games!

Recently changed in this version

Version 3.0
*New Endless battle mode!
Take on a perpetual onslaught of Enemies while earning the highest score you can! post your high score on twitter and compete with friends!


*Performance improvements and bug fixes

Please remember to rate and review HEAVY sword to help us keep the updates coming :)
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  • (54)

    by Carats Ritzy on 15/04/2014

    Good game but stuck at stage 6!

  • (54)

    by Tony Tan on 13/04/2014

    The game starts off with a bunch of intro or ads before you actually get to the game. When entering a wall, the screen goes black, then after waiting a long time, an ad pops out and it goes black again. Unfortunately, ininstalled before I could get throug

  • (54)

    by Bridget Duffy on 13/04/2014

    Game is cute, but the tunnel view is annoying and ads pop up at the end of every level. Uninstalling.

  • (54)

    by Sammy Hardie on 09/04/2014

    I downloaded this because I saw that its a lot like one of my favorite games, Swordigo. Which you should look at. Well I tried to get in and some stupid add came up and I couldn't close it! Don't get this it is a HUGE disappointment.

  • (54)

    by gloria johnson on 09/04/2014

    I love this game...I was blocked from getting it now I have it

  • (54)

    by John Doe on 09/04/2014

    Ads pop up in between things and if you accidently click the ad (even trying to very carefully hitting the small x) it closes the game taking you to google play and you lose all your progress.....

  • (54)

    by Tito Rocha on 09/04/2014

    Can't get past stage 6