April 9, 2013 1:55 AM | Dominique Ferland
Previously released as a browser game, Slayin has now returned with new content, this time on iOS devices! In this retro-looking, single-screen endless platformer, your hero walks and slays hundreds of monsters on his own - you only tell him which direction to take, and when to jump. Killing monsters nets the player coins to buy equipment, and also makes our hero level up pretty quickly, making this game feel like a fast-paced RPG. Stuck in a single screen's width, combat becomes hectic and quite challenging in a matter of seconds.
Varied boss fights and unlockables make this worth playing for hours on end. After a couple runs, you'll probably unlock the wizard and his whirlwind attack (replaces jumping, makes you invulnerable for a second), or the knave and his bidirectional weapons (kills enemies left and right). There's a good deal of grinding to be done, yet it does not feel too tedious thanks to a mission system similar to Jetpack Joyride's, and a rockin' soundtrack by Norrin Radd (Retro City Rampage).
Slayin is a Universal app available now on the App Store for a dollar and has been developed by PixelLicker and FDG Entertainment.