"Gladiator ... gladiator ... gladiator ... Swords and Sandals, Gladiatorrrrr!"If this refrain means anything to you, then you grew up playing the legendary Swords and Sandals turn based combat game series. These games have been played over half a billion times, and for good reason.
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July 2

Latest patch : S&S 3 can now save up to 10 gladiators!

Good morning gladiators!

One of the big complaints about the Classic Collection was that in S&S 3, you could only save one gladiator. In the old Fizzy versions, you could save up to ten, so understandably a lot of people were confused and annoyed about the restrictions on the new one.

Long story short, technical issues with S&S 3 had kept me from being able to save more than one gladiator in the game, but I've completely re-written the save game system using the same ancient code as the old game.

After installing this patch, you'll be able to save up to 10 gladiators. For those who already have a saved gladiator in S&S 3, I am *fairly* confident this will automatically convert to the new save game system, but I can't guarantee it. My huge apologies if your character in S&S 3 is lost after this update, but the trade-off for the multiple saves should hopefully help.

Other small fixes:

  • In S&S IV, I hopefully have a fix for the 'undefined' gladiators / closed arena tiles in the game. Let me know if this still keeps happening for you!
  • In S&S 3, the Juggernaut skill now properly shows your height and weight increasing on your character sheet.

Many thanks to everyone who has played the game! As always, I'll keep patching things as I find solutions ( though sometimes it can be really tricky as some of these bugs are a decade old or more!)

Cheers, Oliver Joyce
Whiskeybarrel Studios
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June 23

New patch : You can now quit games back to the main menu!

Hey everyone! Apologies for the delay in patching the Classic Collection! I've been super busy lately, between this game, looking after my little son, maintaining the mobile versions of the games and working on the new game Spartacus, my time has just felt non-existent!

Good news is there's a new patch up for the game! Here are some of the latest additions / fixes - this is for Windows only right now but a Mac patch is coming soon too.

Global Changes]
  • Players can now return to the main menu by clicking Quit Game. This was a lot trickier to implement than I thought, but it's working now. You can go back and forward between games without having to reload the main game every time.
  • New background image added to random backgrounds
  • Fixed a bunch of broken tweens and typos in the games

Swords and Sandals II
  • Fixed a bug where enemy trivia didn't show up properly
  • Resized orange parchment on battle UI to fit screens better
  • Fixed a bug where ammo was not showing for characters in battle

Swords and Sandals Crusader
  • Fixed a bug in the Leadership spell that would sometimes freeze the game
  • Fixed some blurring issues on sprites in battle
  • Fixed a bug where the game would sometimes pause between arrow fire exchanges

Swords and Sandals IV
  • Potential fix for the Arena tiles showing 'Closed for repairs'. (You may find this causes some glitches or undefined character names, if so, let me know!)

I will keep patching this game over the months and years, it just might take me a while as many of the bugs are from code written in 2006 that *used* to work but just has totally broken in newer versions of Windows etc, things like Tween engines that once worked now sometimes fail, collision detection is done differently etc! It's a creaky machine :)

Once again, thankyou all so much for supporting the S&S series and I look forward to bringing you more adventures in Spartacus and Swords and Sandals VI in 2019 / 2020 and beyond!

Cheers, Oliver Joyce
Whiskeybarrel Studios
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About This Game

"Gladiator ... gladiator ... gladiator ... Swords and Sandals, Gladiatorrrrr!"

If this refrain means anything to you, then you grew up playing the legendary Swords and Sandals turn based combat game series. Millions of kids grew up playing S&S in their schools, late at night on the family computer's browsers or in their bedroom on a rainy Saturday morning. These games have been played over half a billion times, and for good reason. Swords and Sandals is nostalgia, Swords and Sandals is life.

Now, the world's favourite gladiator game series has arrived on Steam for the very first time ever.

The Swords and Sandals Classic Collection comes with five of the greatest S&S games ever made:

  • Swords and Sandals I : Gladiator
  • Swords and Sandals II : Emperor's Reign
  • Swords and Sandals III : Gladiae Ultratus
  • Swords and Sandals IV : Tavern Quests
  • Swords and Sandals Crusader

Swords and Sandals I : Gladiator

Hear the crowd roar as you enter the gladiatorial arena in this epic adventure set on the Island of Doomtrek. Unleash the hero within and become the ultimate gladiator against 7 of Brandor's fiercest Arena Champions. Go back to where it all began when the madman HeChaos ruled the arena!

Swords and Sandals II : Emperor's Reign

Arise Gladiator. Released from your chains in a dark cell and thrust into the arena you must fight for your life, fame and fortune. The evil Emperor Antares now reigns supreme in Doomtrek and the gladiatorial games are bigger and more epic than ever as twenty legendary fighters enter the arena. If it is your destiny you will vanquish your rivals, defeat the Emperor and become an immortal.

Swords and Sandals III : Gladiae Ultratus

Part three of the great series hurls you into the Gladiae Ultratus, the most dangerous and spectacular gladiator tournament in all Tritonia. Forget all you thought you knew about Swords & Sandals and prepare yourself for the quest of a thousand lifetimes! 24 powerful new Arena Champions await you, from mighty stone giants to automaton robots from another world. Are you ready to become the ultimate gladiator? (Note, this is the SOLO edition of the game. Alas, the multiplayer servers died many years ago but will be reborn in S&S VI, coming in 2020!)

Swords and Sandals IV: Tavern Quests

The Swords and Sandals saga continues as our embattled gladiators step out from the arena and into a wider and more dangerous world. Up to four gladiators compete in a variety of minigames, adventures and battles set across an epic eight realms of danger and adventure. Featuring over 40 minigames, local multiplayer action with up to 3 friends and all the gladiatorial action the game series is famous four. It's turn based combat meets Mario Party in Brandor's biggest board game crazy.

Swords and Sandals Crusader

Brandor erupts into chaos and war as the realm's greatest heroes and villains take to the battlefield. Lay siege to castles in the pouring rain or send your cavalry against a horde of skeletons in the heat of the scorching desert. This is a turn based strategy game in the style of Defender of the Crown, featuring army combat and management, a simple RPG progression system and a special 'Survival mode' which pits you against your foes one after the other. Control giant iron robots, fifty foot high demons and great apes and shake the very foundations of Brandor. Put on your sandals again and become the finest crusader in the realm!

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 500MHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: 500MHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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