By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Sliding Heroes version 2.0.0 is out!
You can now experience our intrepid heroes' origin story, and the true reason why their princess must be saved at all costs!
Major adjustments in the game's difficulty have also been made, and Sliding Heroes is now even more fun to play!
Last but not least, the much-demanded tilt calibration option has been implemented.
Tilt your iPhone・iPod touch to move your heroes and save the princess!
“Sliding Heroes” is here!
Sliding Heroes is a unique real-time strategy game where you “slide” your units across the map by simply tilting the iPhone ・iPod touch.
Choose from multiple types of units such as warriors, clerics and mages. Lead your sliding troops toward the Goal to victory!
A keen strategic mind and dexterous fingers are key factors in conquering Sliding Heroes’ 130+ stages!
Sliding Heroes features two separate and completely different game modes!
Adventure through 30 maps, set within 3 stages: Brion Forest, the Labyrinth, and Castle Graceful.
Select and send units from 4 classes: warrior, mage, cleric, and lancer.
Toward the end of each stage, rescue the princess and escort her to safety!
Navigate your monks through a hundred challenging maps!
See how far you can get with 100 lives!
While simpler than Original Mode, this mode is the ultimate test of your tilting skill!
○How to Play
- Touch the character icon at the top right of the screen to send the displayed type of unit.
- Up to 8 characters can be on the field at the same time.
- Tilt the iPhone to move units around.
- The map is won when one of your units reaches the goal.
Sliding Heroes is a fun, fresh strategy game. [...] There is a lot of game in here, too. You'll hover over your iPhone for hours trying to chew through it all. Definitely recommended.
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What's New in Version 2.0.0
- New graphic design
- Adjusted game difficulty
- Tilt calibration option
I can't believe I waited so late in picking this one up. This is a fantastically fresh take on strategy RPGs. It may have a simple presentation, but the strategy and skill needed is extremely deep. Square did a wonderful job in presenting something exactly how Apple would - simple, easy, with great depth and sophistication hidden away where you may not even realize is there.
Tip: take your time and choose your units widely after referencing the Monsterpedia. Even with that, it'll take gentle hands, a keen eye, patience and planning.
I don't know about total game length, but I'd live to see Square do more with this franchise, keep it going with new lands, new villains, etc. For me, I'm enjoying Sliding Heroes more than Vanguard, though that game is great in it's own way. Also, I've adjusted my tilt sennsitivity (increased) and I don't have any problems looking over my iPod touch. If you increase the sensitivity and tilt more gently, you'll find the entire game stays well enough in full view. If you're patient and plan things out, you can keep troops together or even seperate units, etc.
This is a great game and should be a welcomed addition to any SRPG fan's collection!
Too hard to control
Rpg+poker= awesome! Rpg+labyrinth? Not so much.
It is way too difficult to get your guys facing the right way. Even if I have the enemy surrounded with 4 guys, there is no way to get them all facing towards the enemy to hit! At most, 1 or 2 will hit, while the others just get stabbed in the back.
There should be a way to group guys together and have them move as one group. Now, it is just random. I move my guys hoping that my fighters go to the front and mages go to the back. Or, even worse, I use 1 mage to kill all the birds, sacrfice the Mage, recruit fighters to clean up the rest. I shouldn't have to sacrifice men!
One reviewer below said there is strategy to this game. There is no strategy here, just lots of flipping your guys around to get behind enemies. Maybe you could call that skill.
Finally, Endless mode is way too easy, until Level 18. Level 18 suddenly becomes insanely difficult. There is no scaling up the difficulty between level 17 and 18. You have to do too many complicated maneuvers in a row, exactly right each time, or you immediately lose a life. And, you lose all progress on the level when u lose a life.
Overall, a very frustrating game that initially looked very good. Too little strategy/rpg elements, too much random sliding hoping that you hit something.
Good for free
Overall this game was alright, the only reason I gave it five stars is because it's free and you can't beat that price, but the controls are really hard to use. Sure the graphics aren't great, but they are good enough, I do wish there was a d-pad, or maybe even an analog stick.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 11, 2009
- Version: 2.0.0
- Size: 41.8 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2009 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.