By Ernest Szoka
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Pick up a magic sword on the ancient pillar of sacrifice and fight to become the 'Only One' left standing
TouchArcade - 4.5/5 "Game with depth well beyond what you would expect"
PocketGamer - 9/10 "A brilliantly paced, sharp-edged brawler "
Over 1 million downloads!
Only One is an epic arena style sword fighting game where you grab a magic sword declaring yourself the 'Only One' and then proceed to push and destroy waves of enemies off a pillar in the sky. You don't fight for glory, you fight to survive!
Defeat your enemies in gruelling combat or take the easy way out and push them off the pillar to their death down below. Capture enemy shields to block your opponents attacks and use your abilities in strategic and dynamic ways like deflecting fireballs back at the wizard or going in dangerously close and unleashing the whirlwind.
Gain powers and strength with a wide variety of abilities and upgrades. Hack and slash through over 90 waves and 9 bosses as you litter the tiny battlefield with bodies and blood to ultimately become the only one left standing!
= In App purchase "Ultimate Power" unlocks the full game experience =
• Awesome retro pixel art graphics and music
• Physics based sword combat with parry and shield mechanics
• Upgrade your character over time with better stats and really cool abilities like push, freeze, bubble, whirlwind and dart
• 90 levels of soldiers, slimes, archers, wizards, loot gnomes, berserkers, skeletons, bats, golems and mini bosses
• Choose and play as multiple character classes
• Push your opponents off the pillar for easy kills and more points or strike them where they stand to get their loot
• Ladder based levelling with checkpoints every 10 levels, score resets each time you die
• Game Center leaderboards
• Floating virtual joystick (go to settings to switch to fixed joystick)
• Endless Battle mode
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What's New in Version 1.24
new skeleton archers
bubble has less recoil when hit
cripple and regen switched in required level
cripple effects berserker movement
dart has faster sword return
longer body decay on pillar
added more golems to waves
berserker slightly more accurate
darknight and big green one made slightly easier
new skeleton daily sacrifice
certain achievements easier
Best iOS game I've ever played
That about says it all. You can just jump right in and play. Easy to learn, but steadily gets tougher and tougher. It has more strategy to it then you'd think, as well. You can also purchase things, but it's not necessary for ultimate victory. I find myself playing this game over any other game for several reasons. It's fast paced. You get to kill things, and launch them off the cliff. The screams of the vanquished are priceless. To me, that never gets old. The weapons and choice of characters are fantastic. Good music. And the challenge of the game always continues. For instance, once you beat the game with all the weapons and powers.. don't use any. It will NOT be easy to beat the game then. And the unlimited play is a great idea. Keep the enemies coming, adding harder levels. Also, Please don't change the platform format like some people want. This is your trademark. Hack/slash hack slash! Kill things! PLEASE.. multi-player. And online challengers. The biggest shame is that it's not in the top 150. Why?? All of the junk clogs the place, and a gem like this falls through the cracks. That is sad.
Phenomenal Core Gameplay.
This game is not like others out there, it may have IAP's, but it has created a new concept of not spamming your screen with timed ads, Which this app has none! You are thrusted into a continuous battle of life-death consequences as you decimate and obliterate all who stand before you, Plunging your Magic blade into any and all foe who dare challenge you on your Harrowing climb to become The Only One left on the gritty, platform known as the Death Spire. With fluent gameplay and a pound-for-pound difficulty to back it up, this game is one to please. As you download more and more apps vying for your attention, they will all be deleted, and The Only One will remain the only app left standing. There will come a time when you remember this game and think to yourself "You, my dear app, will always remain the only iOS game that did not force me to buy something, you were loyal, and above all else, entertaining." What are you waiting for, friend? Will you become the only one?
Great but too many IAPS
The game itself is great. I'm personally in love with the old style graphics. But the only problem is that there are too many in app purchases (IAPS). For example, you have to pay money for absolutely everything. It even shows you in the tutorial "how to make a IAP." This game is a money grabber. It's limiting the full potential of the game just because of money. You can't use cool skills without paying 2.99. Characters all cost money. Also, if you aren't someone willing to spend money I would say it's hard to grind that many coins playing this game to upgrade things.
I hope this review actually helps this games development so it can get to its full potential.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 12, 2015
- Version: 1.24
- Size: 21.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ernest Szoka
- © 2014
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Ultimate Power$2.99
- 5000 Power$0.99
- 16000 Power$2.99
- 28000 Power$4.99
- 60000 Power$9.99
- The Only One$9.99