A Ride into the Mountains
By Lee-Kuo Chen
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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.
"It’s downright elegant in its presentation and gameplay. Don’t miss this one." ~ Jim Squires (Gamezebo) - (5 / 5)
"This isn't a novelistic game. It's poetic. It doesn't say much, but it says it with quiet elegance." ~ David Clarke (Touch Arcade) - (4.5 / 5)
"A Ride Into the Mountains overcomes a few small rough spots to offer a challenging, intriguing, evocative, and memorable adventure of horseback archery with a stellar minimalist aesthetic." ~ Richard Moss (MacLife) - (4.5 / 5)
"As understated as just about every aspect of A Ride into the Mountains might be, everything comes together to craft a truly impressive experience." ~ Rob Rich (148Apps) - (4 / 5)
"'A Ride into the Mountains' is a beautiful, challenging adventure" ~ Andrew Webster (The Verge)
"Lovely visuals, a great soundtrack, and fun controls all go to pulling you into the story A Ride into the Mountains wants to tell you." ~ Hamza Aziz (Destructoid)
"A Ride into the Mountains is fairly unique and it is hard to compare it to other games in the genre." ~ Lory Gil (iDownloadBlog)
"Beautiful music, breathtaking scenery, a touching story, and some boss battles that are surprisingly intricate." ~ John Bardinelli (JayIsGames)
"A Ride into the Mountains is a picturesque, archery-based, epic adventure" ~ John Polson (IndieGames.com)
"There are no jaw-dropping graphics and not a single polygon to be found, but the washed-out look of the ultra-basic visuals fits the zen-minded nature of the game perfectly." ~ Mike Wehner (TUAW)
What's New in Version 1.3.1
Fixed a bug where players could not shoot
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.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 06, 2014
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 8.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Lee-Kuo Chen
- © 2013 Chia-Yu Chen & Lee-Kuo Chen
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.