Review: review – A chop and slash arena game that shouldn’t be as good as it is review - A chop and slash arena game that shouldn't be as good as it is probably shouldn’t be as much fun as it is. Even the sight of that .io tag at the end of the game’s name has likely made you wonder whether it’s a game that’s worth downloading.

But here’s the thing, it’s actually an incredibly compulsive arena battler with a whole bunch of interesting ideas, as well as plenty of axes to hurl about.

Axe a silly question

The idea here is simple. You’re controlling a character, sprinting around a fenced in space, chucking axes at anyone who moves. Hit someone and they go down.

As you kill and collect coins you’ll level up. As you level up you’ll be able to carry more axes, and collect different items that are scattered around the floor of the arena.

You get swords, you get shields, you can set your axes on fire to do more damage. Buying new characters unlocks different skills that power up all of your fighters too.

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