Katana Asiajin has recently posted a review of two Japanese sword apps, Katana Japanese Sword by Hanatsuki Inc.[J] (iTunes, free) and KATANA by Appliya Inc (iTunes, 230yen).

Both applications are very simple and involve swinging your iPhone (or iPod Touch) through the air in various slashing motions thereby maiming or killing imaginary enemies. Graphics are almost non-existent, as it’s quite difficult to look at your screen while ducking and swinging, isn’t it. Background audio accompanies both applications and of course, there are some nice sound effects of sword hitting sword, and flesh. To be honest, the apps are quite pointless, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the action. They really gave me a good work-out.

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