Time is running out, and the health bars of both you and your opponent are almost depleted. Whoever lands the next shot will decide the match. Riding atop your mighty steed, you calmly pull back the bowstring, waiting for that perfect moment. Your opponent’s arrow whizzes by, missing you by a hair. With a grin, you fire your arrow and watch the opponent fall from his horse. Welcome to the horse archery duels in Battle of Arrow, where victory and defeat are often just an arrow away.
First, pick your weapon. From the middle-of-the-road bow to the powerful but cumbersome longbow, or the fast-firing yet slow-reloading repeating crossbow, there is always a weapon to suit your playing style. The controls are simple: tilt your device to aim, slide and hold your finger to power up the bow and narrow down the aiming circle, then release to fire the arrow. Crossbows are even easier: just aim, tap to shoot your bolts and wait for reloading.
What differentiates the master from the novice is knowing when and where to shoot. Release the arrow too early and your shot will miss or inflict little damage. Wait too long to aim and your opponent may hit first, disorienting you and forcing you to re-aim all over again. Shooting at the opponent’s horse will severely disrupt his or her aim, while a headshot will deal critical damage but is difficult to pull off.
In addition to standard Arena duels against other players, there is an exciting single-player Adventure mode that pits you against tough daemonic creatures and a co-operative Raid mode that lets you take on dangerous bosses, together with other players. As you win matches, you will earn valuable coins and loot to purchase, craft and improve your gear. And when you level up, you may unlock powerful talents that can turn the tide of battles, like health-restoring dumplings or devastating fire arrows.
Keep doing things right, maintaining your winning streak, and soon you will advance to the next arena levels, unlocking even more powerful gear and talents. Whether you’re a competitive gamer or a fan of fantasy adventures, Battle of Arrow will deliver plenty of fun and challenge.