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A great fad for your Pad; GAMES.

Byline: KEVIN LYNCH

SUPERBROTHERS: SWORD & SWORCERY EP pounds 2.99 from App Store ****

If you've been wondering what the #sworcery hashtag is all about that's been popping up on Twitter in the past few weeks, you have this game to blame.

Every wacky line of dialogue in this kooky iPad adventure is less than 130 characters long, and includes the option to tweet it.

Chock full of original ideas and arriving in good time to tap into a new market of iPad owners, it's blessed with a fantastic eight-bit, pixel-art graphics style and a fabulous, captivating soundtrack.

You play as The Scythian, a warrior who, after exploring a forest in search of the Megatome - a book of great knowledge - is forced into cleaning up the mess she's created having unleashed an evil monster.

The game mixes up classic pointand-click exploration with some very basic combat, tilting the iPad from landscape to portrait mode, and pressing either the block or the strike icon to battle your foe.

Things can get a bit repetitive but, at under three quid, this is an unusual quest that's worth a look.

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QUIRKY: Great value at pounds 2.99
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 15, 2011
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