Swords & Soldiers isn't completely unique as a linear real-time strategy game, but it's a lighthearted take on the kind of game that people haven't seen in a very long time. It's a type of more casual strategy that should have survived, and that Ronimo Games has done a brilliant job executing. It's also a kind of game new to the Wii.
It's true that it can be a little difficult to select specific units in a frenzied melee with the Wii Remote – a PC and mouse would be a little easier – but the thrill of this game is really sitting back on the couch and waving the Wii Remote like a wand to command comical troops. For 1,000 Wii points ($10), Swords & Soldiers offers an impressive amount of straightforward fun for the dollar.