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1[[quoteright:320:]]²²''Swords & Soldiers'' is a RealTimeStrategy game, first released for UsefulNotes/{{WiiWare}} in 2009. It then received an HD [[UpdatedRerelease rerelease]], which was ported to UsefulNotes/PS3 and for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2010, to [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] in 2011, to UsefulNotes/WiiU in 2014 and to UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2019. It also received a {{sequel}}, ''Swords & Soldiers II'', first on Wii U in 2015, and then for PC and UsefulNotes/PS4 in 2018 and for Switch in 2019. ²²In the first game, the Vikings, the Aztecs, and the Chinese are fighting over a giant pepper for various reasons. The sequel replaced the latter two factions with Persians and demons, but the core premise remains unchanged: Get gold, buy troops, get them safely to the other side, and destroy their base before the same happens to you. Both games feature a singleplayer campaign for each of their factions, as well as the skirmish and multiplayer modes.²²!!Swords and Soldiers provides examples of the following tropes:²* ActionBomb: Some of the demon troops are suicide bombers. ²%%* AnachronismStew:²* AnAxeToGrind: The Vikings obviously love their axes. Even their defence towers are crewed by axe-throwers.²* ArrowsOnFire: Chinese archers only ever fire arrows that are set alight.²* DemBones: The Aztec priests can send out a ton of skeletons as their basic fodder.²* DropTheHammer: Vikings have frosthammer wielders as their elite melee troops.²* HornyVikings: Given the game's cartoony aesthetics, all the Vikings are drawn with very conventional horned helmets.²* AnIcePerson: Vikings possess ice spells, such as a whole blizzard in the sequel.²* InexplicableTreasureChests: You get treasure from such chests during the campaign.²* MagicCarpet: Persians in the sequel possess carpet riders as one of their elite units, since flight makes them immune to melee. ²* MonkeyKingLite: In the first game, the Chinese have ninja monkeys designed in this style as their elite troops.²* {{Necromancer}}: The Aztec priests, capable of raising the dead as combat-ready skeletons.²* OurGeniesAreDifferent: Sequel's Persians have cannons that fire djinnies to anywhere on the map.²* ShockAndAwe: Aztecs possess lightning spells.²* WorkerUnit: The first game, any player could build up to ten. The²* ZergRush: In both games, Vikings are considered the easiest faction to play as because their basic warriors are capable enough to win through constantly spamming them, and expending all mana on healing them.²** The sequel's demons are the ultimate quantity-over-quality faction, who are capable of building all units faster than the others, at the expense of their weakness.²----


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