Review Sweet Sins: Kawaii Run
An interesting endless runner involving the seven deadly sins
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 19 May 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Interesting gameplay mechanics, fun gameplay, simple controls
Drawn out tutorial, the kawaii artstyle can be offputting
Sweet Sins for Android is a title to a game more relevant than I would have initially thought. It’s an endless runner that features the physical embodiments of the seven deadly sins with you leading the way.
The game’s structure is, from the ground up, your typical endless runner. There are no stages, instead you get procedurally generated obstacles with varying backgrounds. The obstacles range from things that can be broken through to enemies that have various movement patterns. The constant fluctuation in environment helps keep things looking fresh, which is a welcomed site.
Controls are simple gesture controls. Swipe left and right to move accordingly and swiping up allows you to perform attacks. While you try and get further and further into the game you’ll collect currency which can be used to upgrade your character or buy new ones as well.
There are seven different playable characters, all corresponding with the seven deadly spins. The story in the game just seems like typical context, though. There’s nothing to get involved with and seeing as how the game is an endless runner, well, there is no end to strive to see.
I think Sweet Sins is a lot of fun and gives the player a lot more control than your typical endless game. I love being able to attack enemies and objects, but the game knows how to keep things difficult and interesting so gameplay doesn’t get too boring.
An interesting runner about flying heroes
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 14 Aug 2016, tested on HTC One S
Decent animation, interesting game play, simple controls
Drawn out tutorial
Sweet Sins for Android is stylish fast-paced game, where you play as one of the seven deadly sins, represented by characters who look like super badass versions of the powerpuff girls. I'm really impressed by the design of the characters. Greed is a pirate with an emerald eyepatch. Gluttony has a hairstyle that looks an ice cream cone with a cherry and sprinkles. But you start out with a Wrath - an angry-looking chick with a massive sword, surrounded by flames and major daddy issues.
You'll need 10000 stars to buy any of the other characters. Each come with their own special abilities. You can collect stars by playing the game, or in a whole bunch of other ways that range from harmless fun to gateway gambling. For example, you can collect or buy a pinata. Hitting these until they disappear releases more stars, and occasionally you'll even find a "pet" inside. Look after the pet for even more rewards.
In the levels themselves, you are flying upwards with your character, and swipe them left and right to avoid obstacles. You can go off either side of the screen to reappear the other side. You can also swipe up to "attack", which you can use for taking out demons, or for blasting your way through weaker-looking blocks. In the end though, it can feel a bit like all this is just a way of collecting lots of stars, so you can unlock more characters in the game.