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About Swords and Sandals 1

In ancient Rome, people gathered in the Coliseum to see Gladiators beat each other beyond recognition, as this was their idea of fun. It seems that the people at 3RD SENSE agree with this sentiment, so they have created Swords and Sandals, a Gladiator - theme fight game available on multiple platforms. If you play this game, then you are sure to get a lot of entertainment from this inventive and comical setup by

swords and sandals 1 game screenshot

Players begin the game by personalizing their Gladiator. Hair style and colour, skin colour, and facial hair are all up for change, and not only are there a significant number of silly looks available, both the skin and hair colours can be chosen from a rainbow of colours. This makes for an enthralling game when a Gladiator is a blue-skinned man, with red clown hair and a crazy goatee. Additionally, players can choose to gamble with their options and click the "Randomize" to let the game choose for them. Once the player has finalized the Gladiator's appearance, they have 10 Skill Points to dole out between seven different aspects, which include strength, speed, and charisma amongst others.

In the Swords and Sandals 1 game players then enter the village where they can visit the armoury to get suited up with shin guards, a shield, a helmet, and other necessary items. The village blacksmith offers an array of swords, axes, and "bashing weapons" for purchase. At any time in the game, players can check on their progress in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Stats, items, and general information are presented in the top right hand corner of the screen, and here players can scroll over their preferred options to see how they are doing, what skills they need, or what weapons they lack. Once players have spent their money wisely, they can earn more by defeating the enemies in battle.

To fight the enemies, you need to visit the Arena; the Arena pits players against an enemy of similar skill levels. There are six main movements, which players take turns deciding. These are: Jump Forward, Jump Backwards, Taunt, Charge, Walk Forward, and Walk Backwards. If the player defeats his or her (though the character is only available in male) enemy, a blue bar at the bottom of the screen depicts their skilled progress. The game then continues back in the village for some shopping with the newly earned funds, and doling out skill points, before heading back into the Arena for another bout. The goal is to beat seven champion opponents.

Swords and Sandals 1 game does not take itself too seriously! The theme song, which repeats the refrain "Swords and Sandals; Gladiators," in no certain pitch adds to the fun element of the game. The graphics are on the simple side, but they are spiced up with the fun customization options of Swords and Sandals. This game is like many other fight games of its genre, but lends its sense of humour to set itself apart from the rest, and it does this exceptionally well.

If you enjoyed Swords and Sandals 1 why not check out the second game - Swords and Sandals 2.