Swap Sword 9+

Alec Thomson

    • 4.4 • 87 Ratings
    • $2.99


It’s Swap Sword! A knife-sharp puzzle battle from the creators of Stellar Smooch and Sunburn! Match gems and snatch up coins, but watch out for angry frogs!! In Swap Sword, you’ll need to out-smart and out-slice your enemies on a battlefield that changes with every step. It’s the right mix of tactics, spells, and match-3 madness. Will you be able to draw your sword before you draw your last breath?

UNSHEATH YOUR WITS - Swap to kill, match to dispatch, but don’t get caught with your sword down.
CAST AWAY FEAR - Build a custom arsenal of spells to defeat your monstrous opponents and march toward victory.
TRAVEL THE WORLD - Journey through mines, valleys, and beyond — each space filled with unique features and clever opponents waiting to strike you down.
REAP GOLDEN REWARDS - Collect treasure, amass points, and compare your score with friends.

Swap Sword was created by AP Thomson and Diego Garcia.

--- Praise for Swap Sword! ---

“This game is packed with the good stuff.” - App Advice

“I’ve played this game more than any other this year. Please send help.” - Bennett Foddy, Creator of QWOP and Professor of Game Design at NYU.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- iMessage Sticker Pack!
- Trophies and rankings for when you complete a game!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

A roguelike dungeon crawler built inside a match-three puzzler? That’s a sword-stroke of genius. By mixing two game types we know and love, Swap Sword bends our brains like a red-hot blade on a blacksmith’s anvil—in a good way! Do we match shields for protection? Line up keys to reveal the dungeon exit? Or find clever ways to defeat ever-spawning foes?

WRS15743 ,

Awesome, still works great!

This old game still plays fantastic on my new phone. No issues. Super user friendly UI, and no ads or IAP. Small file size and good on battery.

I don’t agree with other reviews saying it’s too easy or that it lacks content. Strategy and luck have to align just right for you to win. I’ve come close but haven’t won yet.

The brilliance of this game is that it tracks two high scores: a win score, and a death score. So even if you lose, you get a score to try to beat next time. This keeps you motivated.

And once you win, you get a high score to try to beat next time you win. So you don’t need more content, as some are wishing it had. I find this game perfect as is.

And because it saves at all times, you can just make one move if that’s all you have time for. So you’ll find yourself playing a lot here and there. It’s a perfect filler game for any downtime you have. And because it’s not overly long, it’s not daunting to start over.

This is one of those rare perfect games that, old as it is, still looks and works perfectly. I highly recommend this game. It’s a match 3 with light strategy and some luck. Awesome.

seth s scott ,

A bit tough, but deep and rewarding.

This game is easy to pick up and play but extremely challenging and incredibly deep. It's a strategy game but it's main mechanic is that of a match 3 which leads to a lot of randomness. That can be tough sometimes but it's polished, fun and addicting. Not to mention amazing art and great SFX!! ;)

App Privacy

The developer, Alec Thomson, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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