Samurai II: Vengeance is a hack and slash adventure released by Madfinger Games.
The game offers the main story mode, dojo (arena survival combat) and also chapter selection play once they are finished in the story mode. As you gain points in the game you can spend them on extra health or new combos.
The story mode has you exploring very linear levels, walking into an area that then locks off, and warriors teleport in for you to combat. Once all the warriors are dead the area unlocks and you walk onto the next area. There are a few limited puzzles to solve, but these are mainly find a lever to pull.
The combat is solid, but a bit of a button basher at times. The physical keboard does work better than the virtual one in iOS.
The graphics are excellent with there cartoon styling. The music is generally very good.
On the upside:
- Beautiful looking game
- Solid combat system
On the downside:
- Repetitive gameplay – unlock an area, enter, fight the enemy and then the next area unlocks, repeat…
Overall, this is a good game and just has the edge over the iOS versions due to physical controls that do help in this game. The stylised graphics really seem to shine on the bigger screen. If you have the iOS version of this game then there is not much here for you, unless you want to play again on the Mac. If you have a Mac and never played the game, then it is worth a download.
Size: 41 MB
Price (at time of review): £5.99