Evil force invaded the relic in the mountain. Darkness began to spread. A brave young man, equipped with his family’s unique mounted archery skills, rides into the mountains to battle against the mysterious demons.
"A beautiful, challenging adventure"
- The Verge
"A picturesque, archery-based, epic adventure"
"Downright elegant in its presentation and gameplay"
- Gamezebo (5 / 5)
"This isn't a novelistic game. It's poetic. It doesn't say much, but it says it with quiet elegance."
- Touch Arcade (4.5 / 5)
"A challenging, intriguing, evocative, and memorable adventure of horseback archery"
- MacLife (4.5 / 5)
"A truly impressive experience"
- 148Apps (4 / 5)
- Spectacular experience of horseback archery
- Simple yet profound graphics and scores
- A short and fabulous adventure
- Retro feel with a twist
- A complete game without in-app purchases or advertisements
Trailer - youtu.be/drchnf9gJVs
Official website - sunheadgames.com/aride
Facebook - facebook.com/sunheadgames
Twitter - twitter.com/sunheadgames
Fixed a bug where players could not shoot
Ratings and Reviews
Wish it kept going - Zen
This game is so chill and cool. I just want them to make more games like this! Feels like Princess Mononoke or something.
The music is beautiful, hypnotic and sort of lulling, makes me wish the boss music was as ephemeral. I dig the difficult controls, it's never really frustrating because you never have to go very far back when you die.
It is a very short but artistic game with simple old-school graphics which always appeals to me. The character has a pony tail and I liked that I could identify with the character as a woman, but then it's narrated as "he," oh well.
Beauty in Simplicity
This game is fantastic. The looks are simplistic as its controls.
You are a young archer that must defeat stages of demons while on horseback. You drawback your arrows by just dragging any part of the screen. Though sometimes your fingers get in the way of your view, it works for this game.
The types of enemies changes for every environment change, ending with a particular boss that embodies the peaks of those enemy types. These enemies give the right amount of difficulty: not too easy nor annoying.
This is a very short game. I've beaten the whole game in around an hour. This game has some replay value because it rewards you with bows that have different attack patterns. I replayed it with a bow that can shoot multiple arrows.
Definitely a great game for just a dollar. Go buy it and share it with your friends!
Absolutely worth 99¢. The only downside is that the tilt-to-move controls are infernally frustrating. All other aspects of the game are great.
Update: Tilt-to-move scheme is just not working for me as the game progresses. I like challenging games but I feel like this is just too wonky for me to get a feeling for; it doesn't feel natural at all. Half of the time I'm tilting my screen at such an angle that I can hardly see the screen. I would much rather a touch-based control system to move the character, or at least the option for one. I'm docking two stars because of multiple rage quits.
Deleted the game. I guess an arcade-style tilt-to-move shooter just isn't for me. Died too many times, and why play a game that I don't find fun? Leaving it with three stars because it is well made, but I just happen to hate it.
- Lee-Kuo Chen
- 10.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2013 Chia-Yu Chen & Lee-Kuo Chen
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.