- 1 An Introduction to Soul Knight
- 2 Soul Knight : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Soul Knight
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Soul Knight
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Soul Knight
- 6 App Specifics for Soul Knight
- 7 Download Soul Knight
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Soul Knight
Unabashedly open in its premise the developers Zeyang Li and ChillyRoom Inc., admit that Soul Knight isn’t all that interested in providing an in depth backstory and story arc, but are instead super into providing a ton of kickass guns with lots of bad guys to shoot them at! That said, “In a time of gun and sword, the magical stone that maintains the balance of the world is stolen by high-tech aliens. The world is hanging on a thin thread. It all depends on you retrieving the magical stone…”
Soul Knight : Gameplay
Set in a very retro 8-bit styled symmetrical layout players make use of a virtual joystick to navigate their Soul Knight avatar around obstacles all the while fires guns a’ blazing as they try to escape from the dungeon labyrinth.
Targeting and aiming is done automatically which means that the main focus of players is to dodge oncoming fire, time shoots and navigate through the rooms and corridors to force the auto-targeting A.I to direct fire to where players want. With a variety of different weapons and enemies reaction times will be tested as players must also destroy crates and barrels to unlock new weapons and buffs to aid offensive and defensive play.
Features of Soul Knight
* Unique heroes, with unique ability.
* 120+ weapons waiting for you to explore.
* Randomly generated dungeon world, new experience every time.
* NPCs that actually matter! They will fight by your side!
* Auto-aim mechanism for super intuitive control.
* Many more features that you will find out in game.
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Soul Knight
Keep the Bad Pistol!
Despite being adeptly named for not being very valuable, the Bad Pistol unlike other weapons doesn’t expend any energy to fire. Therefore rather than simply tossing it aside as soon as any other option becomes available. Obviously once a much better choice is available then switch to that though… Especially if the gun is a frost weapon which freezes enemies and as such is actually one of the best options available!
Master the Melee!
With close quarter attacking weapons players can unleash a flurry of melee attacks which can be very efficient and powerful. Getting in close requires quick reflexes to avoid oncoming firepower yet once in close enough the melee attack can stun enemies and prevent them from firing at all.
Traps are Tricky!
Stereotypical to imagined dungeons of lore, rooms and corridors alike are often filled devious booby traps. These traps are generally recognizable as colour coded barrels.
- Red barrels explode,
- Green barrels are poisonous,
- Blue barrels freeze, while
- Grey barrels shot darts.
All traps can be deadly to players yet if navigated tactically players can trigger traps without risk to themselves in order to obliterate enemies.
Go For Chests and Boxes
It is very easy to get caught up in the moment of dodging enemy attacks and lining up potential offensives. Yet rather than simply wildly rush around killing enemies and then racing into the next room, be sure to take the time to scout the room and open crates which can offer better weapons and health boosts.
Bolster Your Buffs!
Upon finding the portal and taking the leap to the next level players are at times offered a choice of three different power-ups which add special buff abilities to further gameplay. Some are highly valuable, others not so much. For example, if you never use a shotgun, then obviously don’t choose a boost to shotguns. Instead, focus on increases health and energy syphoning buffs!
Personal Impressions // Review of Soul Knight
Having grown up on similar styled games as a child I always nostalgically gravitate to retro pixelated games like Smash Club: Streets of Shmeenis. The variety and array of weapons available is a great feature as is simplicity of design and subtle sound effects. The lack of obtrusive pop up is another refreshing change from the typical freemium format of bombarding players with advertisements etc. The ability to choose different characters, Knight, Paladin, Elf etc. each with their different attributes and style is a great incentive for repeat gameplay, yet unfortunately unlocking them is more conducive to IAP’s rather than free to play.
All in all there is very little going against Soul Knight and is well worth picking up. Yet for some indescribable reason, Soul Knight just didn’t gel with me as other games have. That said, however, that is just my personal opinion as again, highly recommend that players try it out for themselves! Three and a half stars out of five!
App Specifics for Soul Knight
1.2.5 (iOS) (Last Update May 31 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.2.4 (Android) (Last Update May 26 2017) (as at the time of writing)
319 MB (iOS)
123 MB (Android)
1,000,000 – 5,000,000
9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.1 and above.
Rated for 7+
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
$0.99 ～ $4.49
Zeyang Li / ChillyRoom
Download Soul Knight
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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And as always, ‘happy gaming’!