MobyGoal achieved! Thanks to all contributors who helped us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games.

Sword of Sodan

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
3.0
Genesis
30
1.7
Macintosh
...
...

User Reviews

Slow difficult side scrolling action game. Genesis gametrader (229)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 7 3.0
Genesis 7 1.7
Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 14 2.3


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
70
AmigaRetrogaming.it
Nonostante i suoi difetti e i limiti, c’è un alone magico che avvolge quelle animazioni così “rudi” e quegli sprite. E questo fa sì che dica che vale la pena provarlo almeno una volta, per ricordare un’epoca leggendaria e quasi ormai passata in cui i giochi non erano fatti di sole routine vettoriali, ma di puri pixel disegnati uno a uno fino a comporre un’immagine.
59
GenesisMean Machines
After a string of impressive titles, Sword of Sodan comes as a b-i-g disappointment. At first it looks pretty tasty, with impressive opening screens, large sprites, colourful backdrops and great sounds. However, good as though they might be, they simply don't paper over the gaping cracks in Sword of Sodan's gameplay. It's just plain boring. Ponce your way around the landscape jabbing at the rather stupid enemy sprites and avoid the occasional hazard. There's simply not enough variety, excitement and challenge to keep you coming back after you've played it a couple of times.
57
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Remember Sword of Sodan on the Amiga? It had brilliant graphics, sound but pretty tedious gameplay. Much the same applies to this Megadrive version, except that the graphics and sound are actually worse! Just walking around slashing things with your chopper is exceptionally monotonous after a couple of plays, and there isn't even the amusing speech to alleviate the boredom.
32
AmigaPower Play
Programme, bei denen es manchmal länger dauert einen Level zu laden, als ihn zu spielen, sind mir sehr verdächtig. Sword of Sodan gehört leider in diese Kategorie der “Viel-heiße-Luft“-Spiele: Die Sprites sind groß, der Spielwitz viel zu klein. Fast alle Zweikämpfe sind lachhaft einfach. Bei den meisten Gegnern reicht es, den Feuerknopf gedrückt zu halten und gleichzeitig Joystick nach rechts zu bewegen. Die tumben Gesellen stapfen meist in die Schwerthiebe, ohne Ihrem Sprite ein Pixel zu krümmen. Freilich gibt es auch ekligere Stellen, doch durch das Einsetzen von Smart Bombs und Schutzschildern kann man sich hier schnell vorbeimogeln. Sword of Sodan sieht dank der ungewöhnlich großen Spielfiguren ganz interessant aus. Das primitive Spielprinzip rafft die Motivation jedoch schneller hin, als jeder noch so gut gezielte Schwerthieb...
30
GenesisSega-16.com
A pitiful game with few ups and far too many downs. But honestly, this game is so pathetic that it's COMPLETELY WORTH BUYING! This is worth the $2.99 you're likely to pay for it. If you own a Genesis, you MUST play this game. You're sure to get plenty of laughs from it.
30
GenesisHonestGamers
There's no nice way to put it: this game really, really bites. As long as you're not easily frustrated, you should get a few minutes of laughs out of this shoddy pile. Just be warned: the Sword of Sodan cartridge is very durable and not easily smashed over your knee, no matter how mighty that knee may be.
25
GenesisPower Play
Das Amiga-Vorbild war zwar technisch für damalige Verhältnisse sehr eindrucksvoll. Auf dem Mega Drive wirkt die beinahe pixelgenaue Adaption mit erschreckend ruckhaften Animationen weit weniger spektakulär. Im Vergleich zur Klasseprügelei "Golden Axe" ist "Sword of Sodan" so anziehend wie Professor Brinkmann gegenüber Arnold Schwarzenegger.
22
GenesisGénération 4
En bref, tout y est, mais le jeu est franchement injouable sur la Megadrive, puisque pendant le temps où vous découpez un ennemi, vous en avez quatre autres sur le dos. C'est pas très fun !
12
GenesisGameHall
Sword of Sodan, ou chamando pelas iniciais, SOS (que ironicamente é a sigla de um pedido de ajuda), é o inferno na terra no mundo dos games. Se você é masoquista, gosta de sofrer com um jogo ruim, u quer torturar alguém ou ainda saber se um cara é macho, SOS é o seu game!
10
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Voilà comment ne pas garder un bon dîner préparé avec amour par sa femme, après plusieurs heures de ce jeu en vue de vous rédiger un test digne de ce nom. C'est avec un arrière-goût acide dans la gorge que tout amateur de nuit bien arrosée connait bien, que je remets Sword Of Sodan dans sa boîte avec la ferme intention de ne plus jamais y toucher.
0
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Sodan also contains potions that are meant to add some strategy, but these tend to be worthless. The purple one has NO effect at all, and drinking an orange one KILLS the nearest enemy. I know - it doesn't make sense - but work with me here. The whole game is pretty ludicrous, and if not for the large character sprites, Sword of Sodan would be completely forgettable.