[Nintendo Switch] Sword and Bones 2 Review
Sequel Sword and Bones 2 from RedArtGames and SEEP is ready to go on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Sword and Bones 2 review!
Sequel Sword and Bones 2 from RedArtGames and SEEP is ready to go on Nintendo Switch. We’re once again getting a 16-bit inspired 2D action game that pays homage to the classics in the genre from the 1980s and 1990s with 50 levels to explore. This time around, you’ll be following along with Princess Beatrice, a fierce warrior who must defeat every enemy and boss on her path. The sword maiden knows that evil must be vanquished from the land!
Every 500 years, the Demon World manages to invade the human world. This time around, it’s the Scythe Demon who is wreaking havoc, generating more and more monsters from the Palace of Evil. He had the City of Gaudia poisoned, killing all of its citizens. Princess Beatrice was protected by the Trophy of Heroes.
You’ll control Beatrice either with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the A button and attacking with the X button. There are also spells to cast, which is done with the B button. Spells will require mana to be cast, so you’ll have to collect blue potions to recover mana. You will also need to buy spells at the shop. There are also red potions you can find to heal some of your wounds to recover your lost health. If you press up, you can raise your shield to parry an attack.
During your time exploring each of the levels in Swords and Bones 2, you’ll be able to collect coins and bags of treasure to increase your gold. You can also collect keys since they’re needed to open up treasure chests. There are also 45 special golden treasures to find, which are needed if you want to 100% the game and play the Epilogue.
Gold is important since it can be spent at the shop to obtain power-ups to aid you on your journey. You’ll sometimes need to purchase a power-up to be able to reach a hidden spot to collect one of the special golden treasure pieces. These power-ups include a Rune that can allow you to activate portals; a Shiny Sphere to move blocks; Winged Boots that grant Princess Beatrice a double jump; an Elixir that will boost her max HP by a single point; or Magical Herbs that will increase her max MP by a point.
Swords and Bones 2 follows up on what its prequel did, giving us a 16-bit style 2D action game in which you’ll battle against the monsters released by the Scythe Demon. It offers a series of bite-sized stages featuring some enemies to defeat and hazards to avoid. Complete a set of levels, and you’ll end up facing a boss battle. Swords and Bones 2 is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 price tag. If you act fast, you can get the game with a 60% discount for only $3.99.
This Sword and Bones 2 review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by RedDeerGames.