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Hero of Sparta HD

By Gameloft

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The mythic, award-winning action game is now on your iPad: its wide screen will provide you with even more colossal action!
** Acclaimed by iPhone players and the press **
"Great gameplay, innovative controls, high replay value, fun!” (SlideToPlay, 4/4)
"A thrilling action game loaded with cinematic flair” (IGN, 9/10, Action Game of the Year).

You are King Argos, a Spartan hero who’s unafraid of defying the gods themselves. Take up the maddest challenge in this colossal odyssey in full 3D! Let this epic action game take you from the depths of the Underworld to the summit of Olympus: be prepared for hours of gaming and visual enjoyment.

- Repositionable interface & additional weapon icon to switch weapons faster.
- Improved "focus kill" controls for the most thrilling fights on the device.

- iPad-specific controls: move your hero with the virtual analog stick and unleash his power by performing touch screen combos.
- Total 360° experience: move and fight freely in 3D through the 8 levels and their majestic environments.

Face legions of enemies and the most phenomenal mythical creatures: Cerberus, the Cyclops and other foes worthy of your strength!

5 weapons to upgrade and fabulous items to collect. Draw your faithful sword, axe, bow, or twin blades!

It's your chance to write your own legend... if you can survive this mythic adventure.

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Also available from Gameloft on the iPad: Asphalt 5, Real Soccer 2010, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, NFL 2010, Dungeon Hunter, Let's Golf, UNO™ and N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance!

Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

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Customer Reviews

updated review

This is probably one of the better games Gameloft has in their library, that said I've only been able to play it for a little bit seeing as how it was just released, but my first impressions tell me there is a lot of potential, the game is just a bit sloppy right now. If you liked dungeon hunter you will probably like this game as well, though i'm not sure if the graphics are as good, they are pretty close. Characters are a little blocky looking and and at times there were a couple frame rate issues. But, at 6.99 you can't lose, kudos to gameloft for not trying to rip into peoples wallets for 10 to 14 bucks. After playing a little further i'll update my review and decide if this is a five star app. ***side note** to avoid the game crashing, after you install it hold the lock button on top of the Ipad and the Home button until the Ipad completely powers down.... this will solve any crashes. Good luck everyone!

*update* there are def some bugs that need to be worked out in this game and I have thus lowered my original review to 3 stars, I would suggest dungeon hunter over this game until the fix the bugs. I'm a bit suprised at some of the sloppiness in this game. Frame rate issues, controls freeze up, its just kills some of the fun. That said, this game does have a lot of potential once it is cleaned up.

The absolute worse

You know, I waited for the price to drop after reading some of the negative reviews, but for the first time, I actually feel ripped off for spending even .99 on this disaster. Gameloft should be giving this mess away for free, or better yet, give you a free game just for downloading this. Anyone who actually belives this is playable had to be dropped on their head as a baby. I mean seriously, choppy scrolling, loss of sounds? A frame rate from hell? I'd rather play an 80's retro game. This was a serious case of lets port this over from the superioer iphone version quick - don't worry if it comes out even worse on the ipad. The machine is new, people will buy anything for it.

Yeah Gameloft, try pulling this stunt later into the life of this unit. The sequel better make up for this. Easily one of the worse conversions in gaming history. Grab Doodle God or Highborne instead while they're on sale.


Not sure what others are complaining about, my ipad copy of this was not exhibiting any frame rate issues. Its not exaclty smooth as butter, but never did i feel like it has a frame rate/lag issue. This is pretty much a direct port of the iphone version (which i also have), but it does look a lot better in "HD" mode than merely pixel doubling the original.

Some sound seems to be missing though, whenever i go in for one of those scripted kills (clicking icon locations in sequence) i seem to be missing any sound other than music. i can live it with it though, as i only paid a buck.

Hero of Sparta HD
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released: May 18, 2010
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 116 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Gameloft
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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