Gameloft's Hero of Sparta [App Store] was released to the App Store this morning. The much anticipated game lists the following features:

  • iPhone-specific controls: move your hero with the virtual analogue stick and unleash his power by performing touch screen combos.
  • Total 360° experience: move and fight freely in 3D through the 8 levels and their majestic environments.
  • Face legions of enemies and the most phenomenal mythical creatures: Cerberus, the Cyclops and other foes worthy of your strength!
  • 5 weapons to upgrade and fabulous items to collect. Draw your faithful sword, axe, bow, or twin blades!

Gameloft had previously posted this in game trailer:

App Store Link: Hero of Sparta, $9.99

  • K

    OMG GETTING IT NOW!

  • K

    OMG GETTING IT NOW!

  • http://www.fsdreamteam.com kappa

    It's outstanding!!!

  • http://www.fsdreamteam.com kappa

    It's outstanding!!!

  • cosmic

    Looks hot.

  • cosmic

    Looks hot.

  • nizy

    Downloading now...can't wait...stupid slow wi-fi!!!!!

  • nizy

    Downloading now...can't wait...stupid slow wi-fi!!!!!

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    We will be posting a quick first-play video of this game very shortly. Video encoding as I type.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    We will be posting a quick first-play video of this game very shortly. Video encoding as I type.

  • Alex

    Are we going to be getting a review to go with the video?

  • Alex

    Are we going to be getting a review to go with the video?

  • Ahiru

    should we expect a price drop next week or closer to holidays?!?! might wait...

  • Ahiru

    should we expect a price drop next week or closer to holidays?!?! might wait...

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Alex: The video comes first. I think readers will value having the video to see exactly what they're in for in gameplay. A review takes time, and we're working on it, but I'd like to get the video out there and not rush the review.

    It's moments like this, sitting here watching the video encode, that I wish my Mac Pro had a few more cores...

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Alex: The video comes first. I think readers will value having the video to see exactly what they're in for in gameplay. A review takes time, and we're working on it, but I'd like to get the video out there and not rush the review.

    It's moments like this, sitting here watching the video encode, that I wish my Mac Pro had a few more cores...

  • Dave

    Well, I'm a little bit dissapointed concerning the framerate and ingame performence of the game. Running on a iPhone 3G device on SW 2.2 the game doesn't run really smooth at all (even after rebooting the device twice).

    Graphics are stunning for a mobile phone game, but this game exceeds the limit of the iPhone performence. Maybe an update could help, but I guess there isn't much more to optimize.

  • http://no Dave

    Well, I'm a little bit dissapointed concerning the framerate and ingame performence of the game. Running on a iPhone 3G device on SW 2.2 the game doesn't run really smooth at all (even after rebooting the device twice).

    Graphics are stunning for a mobile phone game, but this game exceeds the limit of the iPhone performence. Maybe an update could help, but I guess there isn't much more to optimize.

  • jay

    Wow! Lot of fun on my 2g iPod touch. Smooth performance, good gameplay. Thanks gameloft!

  • jay

    Wow! Lot of fun on my 2g iPod touch. Smooth performance, good gameplay. Thanks gameloft!

  • joni

    holy shit!!&$@" cant wait....
    god of war sparta marta mobile coco-pops shit good ^^

  • joni

    holy shit!!&$@" cant wait....
    god of war sparta marta mobile coco-pops shit good ^^

  • Maximus808

    At first I was getting nit picky of the framerates but then I realized that I thought for a moment I was playing God of War......but on my iPhone. Gameloft you definitely are setting the standard for quality games for the iPhone. Hero of Sparta, Brother's in Arms, UNO, other great games like, The Arena, TRISM, etc. is what amazes me. And THANK YOU to TOUCH ARCADE for your excellent website for keeping us posted on the latest games and review. You'll be the 1up.com or IGN.com of the iPhone ;)

    My grade for Hero of Sparta: A

  • Maximus808

    At first I was getting nit picky of the framerates but then I realized that I thought for a moment I was playing God of War......but on my iPhone. Gameloft you definitely are setting the standard for quality games for the iPhone. Hero of Sparta, Brother's in Arms, UNO, other great games like, The Arena, TRISM, etc. is what amazes me. And THANK YOU to TOUCH ARCADE for your excellent website for keeping us posted on the latest games and review. You'll be the 1up.com or IGN.com of the iPhone ;)

    My grade for Hero of Sparta: A

  • drez

    its really good although I quit after two minutes cuz I suck at it and lose life really fast x)

  • drez

    its really good although I quit after two minutes cuz I suck at it and lose life really fast x)

  • http://www.britishbrain.com Nez

    Maximus808 - You're 100% correct my friend. Touch Arcade is AWESOME! I look at a few other iphone websites, but this beats them all hands down! Keep up the good work chaps!

  • http://www.britishbrain.com Nez

    Maximus808 - You're 100% correct my friend. Touch Arcade is AWESOME! I look at a few other iphone websites, but this beats them all hands down! Keep up the good work chaps!

  • Quincy

    Golden Axe '08!!!!!!!!!!!
    The O.G. & don't forget that.

    All these god of war comparisons are making me dry heave :-{}

  • Quincy

    Golden Axe '08!!!!!!!!!!!
    The O.G. & don't forget that.

    All these god of war comparisons are making me dry heave :-{}

  • Quincy

    @ Blake Patterson-please make an effort (even if a small one) to mention the above mentioned O.G. Of the genere in your review:)
    Golden Axe (Sega Genisis)

    Altered Beast was one of the first as well.....however G.A. I feel was the first slash em & hack em!

  • Quincy

    @ Blake Patterson-please make an effort (even if a small one) to mention the above mentioned O.G. Of the genere in your review:)
    Golden Axe (Sega Genisis)

    Altered Beast was one of the first as well.....however G.A. I feel was the first slash em & hack em!

  • Quincy

    Here I'll even get you started

    It was 1989 when I stuck a quarter (just one quarer!) in a six foot tall machine that was called Golden Axe and an imeadiate smile from ear to ear was on my face...this semi-free roaming side,up, & down scroller with hoards of monsters to hack & slash, that allowed my character to become more powerful was the best in it's class.
    Today Gameloft has brought you into the new world with a game based on the same princepals, and more important the same resault!
    Hero of Sparta!
    you can finish it from there:)

  • Quincy

    Here I'll even get you started

    It was 1989 when I stuck a quarter (just one quarer!) in a six foot tall machine that was called Golden Axe and an imeadiate smile from ear to ear was on my face...this semi-free roaming side,up, & down scroller with hoards of monsters to hack & slash, that allowed my character to become more powerful was the best in it's class.
    Today Gameloft has brought you into the new world with a game based on the same princepals, and more important the same resault!
    Hero of Sparta!
    you can finish it from there:)

  • NotYou

    I have to agree with the last three posters: This is a lot like Golden Axe, which is awesome. I'm impressed with this game. I'm not even done with the first level (normal mode) and I'm loving it.

    I was hesitant to buy it, but I'm glad I did. I love all of the puzzle and strategy games I have, but I thrilled to finally have a full fledged adventure game like this. Now I just wish I had more free time.

  • NotYou

    I have to agree with the last three posters: This is a lot like Golden Axe, which is awesome. I'm impressed with this game. I'm not even done with the first level (normal mode) and I'm loving it.

    I was hesitant to buy it, but I'm glad I did. I love all of the puzzle and strategy games I have, but I thrilled to finally have a full fledged adventure game like this. Now I just wish I had more free time.

  • Dave B.

    What I wanna know is if the game is longer/shorter than Brothers in Arm. After playing Brothers in Arm and Real Soccer '09 I am confident in every game this company puts out. They are definitely setting the bar for developers on the iPhone platform. As much as I absolutely loved Brothers in Arm though, I really think it was too short for $9.99. Well, sort of.
    I'm the type who wants a longer game and I would gladly pay upwards for $20, $30... even $40 for a game that I could play over a long period of time. A game like Brothers in Arm would've been the ideal type of game.

    Basically, I just wanna make sure this game isn't as short as BIA before I spend $10 on it.

  • Dave B.

    What I wanna know is if the game is longer/shorter than Brothers in Arm. After playing Brothers in Arm and Real Soccer '09 I am confident in every game this company puts out. They are definitely setting the bar for developers on the iPhone platform. As much as I absolutely loved Brothers in Arm though, I really think it was too short for $9.99. Well, sort of.
    I'm the type who wants a longer game and I would gladly pay upwards for $20, $30... even $40 for a game that I could play over a long period of time. A game like Brothers in Arm would've been the ideal type of game.

    Basically, I just wanna make sure this game isn't as short as BIA before I spend $10 on it.

  • Quincy

    @Dave: I agree with game length versus price tag. I'd say we pay more for production than length.....however the game is already over 80.0 mb and to get console length games your talking about at least 3x that size which I think as of the moment is to high.
    a lot of devs end up shaving the games down to the basic required size without loosing the production value. I'd much rather keep the production at 8 levels of play rather than 20 levels of bad choppy low fps.

    A good way to expand your game is by giving yourself one life everytime you play....hell I even played that rule with Call of Duty on the console versions, because story/adv. games have endings & as soon as we reach that point we need something to make us play again.
    the best game made at approaching that very situation has to be
    Devil May Cry 3 S.E. Which alowed you to take your leveled up character of two to choose from with different styles into an endless battle arena and scored you on how many waves you could get through. With different weapon options for each character. Now that's replay value!!!!!!

  • Quincy

    @Dave: I agree with game length versus price tag. I'd say we pay more for production than length.....however the game is already over 80.0 mb and to get console length games your talking about at least 3x that size which I think as of the moment is to high.
    a lot of devs end up shaving the games down to the basic required size without loosing the production value. I'd much rather keep the production at 8 levels of play rather than 20 levels of bad choppy low fps.

    A good way to expand your game is by giving yourself one life everytime you play....hell I even played that rule with Call of Duty on the console versions, because story/adv. games have endings & as soon as we reach that point we need something to make us play again.
    the best game made at approaching that very situation has to be
    Devil May Cry 3 S.E. Which alowed you to take your leveled up character of two to choose from with different styles into an endless battle arena and scored you on how many waves you could get through. With different weapon options for each character. Now that's replay value!!!!!!

  • Quincy

    My only complaint/request for Hero of Sparta
    is 360 device capability! It's the first thing I check on these big hype games because iPhone and 3.55mm headphone jack is not really comfortable on the bottom left corner so when using earbuds I want it to be as much of out of the way as possible
    Meaning top right corner.

    I hope something is said about that in the review because I thinkit would be addressed by the dev a lot sooner if at all!

    P.S. Golden Axe rocks!!!!!!!

  • Quincy

    My only complaint/request for Hero of Sparta
    is 360 device capability! It's the first thing I check on these big hype games because iPhone and 3.55mm headphone jack is not really comfortable on the bottom left corner so when using earbuds I want it to be as much of out of the way as possible
    Meaning top right corner.

    I hope something is said about that in the review because I thinkit would be addressed by the dev a lot sooner if at all!

    P.S. Golden Axe rocks!!!!!!!

  • Quincy

    ^^^^sorry I mean 180 device capability

  • Quincy

    ^^^^sorry I mean 180 device capability

  • NotYou

    I think thy should rename this "Golden Axe '08: Spartaaaa!"

  • NotYou

    I think thy should rename this "Golden Axe '08: Spartaaaa!"

  • Elliot

    This is the sickest game ever!! Way better than kroll!! Gameloft is god!!!!!

  • Elliot

    This is the sickest game ever!! Way better than kroll!! Gameloft is god!!!!!

  • aigbe15

    I'm playing it and the game is sick. I just wished gameloft put some more cool 3-d cutscenes in it.apart from that I totally think it's one of the best games in the app store.

  • aigbe15

    I'm playing it and the game is sick. I just wished gameloft put some more cool 3-d cutscenes in it.apart from that I totally think it's one of the best games in the app store.

  • CoolGamer230

    COULD SOME ONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS GAME IS GOOD
    I want to know if this game is good. Does it have a-lot of glitches. How many levels does it have. Please write back

  • CoolGamer230

    COULD SOME ONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS GAME IS GOOD
    I want to know if this game is good. Does it have a-lot of glitches. How many levels does it have. Please write back

  • Benjaaa

    It contain`s 8 lvl`s, and its wery good and fun!

    But i have finished th game but i haven`t got the spiked helmet!!! how do i get it???? i didn`t get it when i killed that dude in last lvl,
    pease write back=-S

  • http://ok Benjaaa

    It contain`s 8 lvl`s, and its wery good and fun!

    But i have finished th game but i haven`t got the spiked helmet!!! how do i get it???? i didn`t get it when i killed that dude in last lvl,
    pease write back=-S

  • Benjaaa

    please**

  • http://ok Benjaaa

    please**