A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that even though Swords and Soldiers' publisher has assigned itself a 4+ rating on iTunes and claims there is no violence, it contains frequent combat using a variety of weapons, explosions, and the words "Enemies Killed" and "Friends Killed" at the end of every level. Throughout the game, players are tasked with destroying enemy units with myriad weapons. This game is all about sending waves of soldiers to attack enemy characters, all of whom are human, though it is set in a medieval, cartoony environment. Additionally, users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
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Is it any good?
SWORDS AND SOLDIERS has a nice, fun visual style with customizable game modes that mean no two games will ever be the same. The mix of non-interactive tower defense strategy with limited real-time controls gives it a unique experience that sets it apart from similar apps. Overall, it's an action experience that offers both challenges and rewards, mixed in with a never-ending bout of combat and explosions to keep the intensity high.
For kids who love action games
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