Summary : A great game that lacks replay value.
It is quite rare now a days to find a game which doesn’t require a constant online connection to play on your smart phone. Most of the games which do offer an offline component to their games are often repetitive and boring. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find a gem in a heap of bad games by the name of Sword of Xolan.
Sword of Xolan is a classic platformer game which follows the simple story line of a mighty hero out to save the people of his village which have been captured by monsters. In his quest, he is aided by various power ups which can be bought by spending gold coins acquired during the levels. These power ups include different things such as the ability to sense hidden areas, larger mana pools, bigger health bar etc.
The controls of the game are magnificently executed and are on par with any platform classic you might have played as a kid. The whole game in fact, seems to pay homage to the classic platform era of the mid 80’s when Mario reigned supreme.
What the game lacks in terms of graphics for the newer generation, it more than makes up for it with its steadily increasing difficulty curve, different level designs and newer enemies to tangle with as you progress. That being said, the game does lack a lot of replay value as once you have finished the game, there isn’t anything else to do. With a total of 3 worlds to conquer, it doesn’t really take a seasoned veteran long to finish the game and being forced to delete it to make some extra space on his smart phone.
Despite its somewhat shortcoming of having no replay value, the game still is a great pick up for anyone who is looking to relive the old era of platform games and manages to provide quite a few hours of entertainment.
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