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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is presented as a vinyl disc with different tracks that act as episodes. It is set in the Caucasus Mountains and stars The Scythian, a female character that embarks on a quest. A side-scrolling platformer in appearance, it is much closer to an adventure game with nods to the likes of Zelda. It is largely focused on exploration, has environment puzzles that are mandatory to progress, and includes classic combat sequences. There is also a focus on sound and music, and it has a distinct retro 8-bit art style.

During her quest The Scythian meets many characters, such as Girl and Logfella. There is also The Archetype, an omniscient character that appears to narrate the story (first-person, "we") and calls her quest a session of trials. He appears in between episodes as an interlude and often urges the player to take a rest.

On mobile devices the entire game is navigated through touch-based controls. Moving around is done by tapping or by holding down a finger and moving along a path. Actions are performed by tapping twice and pinching is used to zoom. During fights tapping an attack or a shield icon is required. Rotating the device 90 degrees is needed to take out the sword, initiate fights and also to open the Megatome when the book has been discovered. The latter often acts as a hint system. During her quest The Scythian gradually learns new abilities that allow her to manipulate objects in the environment. It is possible to die during fights and progress is saved automatically. On the PC the touch-based input has been reworked with point-and-click mouse control. Tilting the device has been replaced by rotating the image on the screen with a key.


Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP iPad Alone at the top of a mountain
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP iPad You awaken the Spectre, your nemesis.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Windows The circle at the middle of the log is where i double tapped the mouse point.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Windows It's a mountain

Promo Images

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Screenshot The first look of the game.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Concept Art Left: a sprite of The Scythian from S:S&S EP.<br> Right: a lego sculpture of The Scythian constructed, posed, lit & photographed by Mr. Clay Morrow and his sons Ever & Levi at a research facility in Burbank, California.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Other Lost masterpieces & miscellaneous gems by maestro Jim Guthrie in the key of Sword & Sworcery. Compositions created on a Playstation One using MTV Music Generator 2000 - 2003. A significant inspiration for Superbrothers & the S:S&S EP project. The 64-bit Jim Guthrie portrait in this artwork is by illustrator Steve Courtney.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "超级兄弟:剑与巫术 EP" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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Thunderbolt Games iPhone Jul 02, 2011 10 out of 10 100
4Players.de iPad Mar 28, 2011 91 out of 100 91
4Players.de Windows Apr 20, 2012 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Windows Apr 23, 2012 9 out of 10 90
148apps iPad Apr 01, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Games.cz Windows Apr 26, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) iPad Feb 10, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Games TM iPad May 12, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Apr 20, 2012 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo Switch Dec 21, 2018 Unscored Unscored


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