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Last Updated: April 26th, 2013

Ah, the golden age of pulp fantasy. When men were men, women were women, and gigantic, toothy, screaming monsters were everywhere. New iOS pilgrim God of Blades takes its inspiration from the muscle-bound heroes from Cimmeria, slaps them on a two-dimensional endless runner background, and throws in more swords, axes, and clubs with a nail on the end than any undead warrior could ever need.

The gameplay in God of Blades is a mix of endless runner platformers and the gesture-based fighters typified by Blood & Glory. Swipe up or down for corresponding slashes, right for a quick thrust, or backwards for a parry. Special attacks can be activated as well, and you'll have to time all your attacks to keep the player's groove going. Get it just right, and your opponent will be slung across the landscape like a rag doll in a hide thong. Naturally, there's a ton of unlockable weapons to boot.

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Dedicated touches to the pulp greats abound, from the look and feel of the 3D characters and 2D background to the mock book covers presented before every level. There's a story there, sure enough, but it isn't anything to write home about - you're an undead king who runs across the plain to slay the great evil of yadda, yadda. When you've played through the main campaign, Endless Mode should keep your bloodthirst slaked for as long as you like. God of Blades is a buck to download, and compatible with Android 2.3 and later.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005113204741 Andrew Smith

    I'm glad you guys reviewed this game. I saw it pop up on the play store yesterday and was going to recommend it to you

  • primalxconvoy

    Is there a video showing actual gameplay from the beginning, instead of all that needless fluff involving planets and stuff, please?

    • http://www.basatne.com/ Basatne Electronics

      I liked the fluff.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005113204741 Andrew Smith

        mmm fluff