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Parents' Guide to

Slash Quest

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cute adventure hindered by iffy controls.

Game Apple Arcade 2020
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There's no denying this adventure game's cuteness, even if its controls are lacking and frustrating. From the charming soundtrack to the bright colors to the unwieldy way protagonist Shep brandishes Swordy, Slash Quest draws you in. Unfortunately, that appeal doesn't run all the way to its core. The game's controls are unwieldy and make it hard to move precisely. And the game doesn't always clue you in on ways to get through obstacles (i.e. a bomb flower that takes out a collection of rocks blocking your path). That's a one-two punch that distracts players and makes the game several steps less fun than it should be.

When it doesn't work against itself, though, Slash Quest is a fun time waster that highlights friendship and leans into its quirky nature to stand apart from other hack-and-slash adventure games. And it's notable that Swordy is the royal weapon of the queen -- and other players are gender neutral, making it more inviting for a larger audience.

Game Details

  • Platform: Apple Arcade
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Noodlecake Studios
  • Release date: October 1, 2020
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: October 12, 2020

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