Playing as Daimyo, it’s your job to defend your village from eaves of enemies looking to take ancient scroll located in the village.
Instead of manually moving Daimyo, you instead tilt your phone to move his sword around and slice enemies as they approach. The lack of control you have over movement is a small annoyance, but the tilt controls are responsive enough.
There’s a wide selection of enemies to face, and each are vulnerable to different attacks and figuring out how to cut down your enemies are really what makes the game fun. The added bonus of boss battles also keep the game feeling fresh.
Beyond all that, the impressive paper-styled graphics work really well and we’d love to see more games incorporate them!
Paper Samurai certainly has its flaws, but its gameplay is engaging enough to warrant a download onto your smartphone or tablet.