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  • 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

* minor Performance improvements

Check out Super HEAVY Sword! now available on google play

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  • (53)

    by Alfie Hammond on 25/01/2015

    Because its a mixture of super Mario and the legend of zelda!

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    by Arzon James on 19/12/2014

    Are we serious i have played mario it has better and cleaner background than this game,the sword combo-why even bother it does not even works out it was supposed to ,hack and slash is thing but it does not goes good with low graphics and retro. Hack and slash is all about reflex and speed(are you kidding retro controls seriously) no skills! Its plain boring,what use is hitting coins if we dont get

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    by Jean Rodriguez on 30/11/2014

    To many ads popped up

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    by Tiffany Taylor on 24/11/2014


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    by Mark Angelo Ilagan on 08/11/2014

    Love it but minecraft and terraria is more better

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    by Charlie HC on 02/11/2014

    This game is awesome and me and my twin can play it lol

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    by gian salguero on 02/11/2014

    Good game very nice

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