By Jason Allen
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Longbow is a fun and challenging 3D archery game for phones (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) and tablet devices.
Adjust your aim, draw your arrow, and strike distant targets to score big!
Shoot for the bullseye in the village, knock over targets on the castle wall, or destroy barrels from horseback along the 4 kilometer stretch of mountainous terrain. Longbow's three distinct stages are easy to learn but challenging to master. You'll need to consider the wind, distance, and even your trusty steed's speed to consistently score high! Can you shoot an apple off someone's head? Turn a scarecrow into a pin cushion? These challenges and more await!
→ Use your fingers to aim and draw your bow.
→ Three difficulty levels for each game mode. (Try expert mode for an extra challenge!)
→ On-line leaderboards!
→ Detailed 3D graphics and sound!
→ Looks great on phones and tablets!
Can you master the bow and become a true archer?
HOW TO PLAY:
Slide one finger across the screen to aim.
Press the arrow icon in the corner to draw your bow.
Release the button to fire.
In village mode:
Check the wind speed and direction in the top left corner of the screen.
At the highest difficulty level, the swaying trees, sound of the wind, and debris kicked up by gusts will be your only clues.
Expert mode removes the bow cross-hairs and wind speed from the screen. You'll need to use experience and intuition to score big!
You can earn an extra 10 points if you manage to strike the apple (...not the Adam's apple) in the bonus round.
In castle mode:
Each round is 90 seconds long.
Shoot all targets in a set quickly to score big!
Striking the scarecrow awards bonus points at the end of a round depending where the arrows hit.
Accuracy is important!
In horse archery mode:
Shoot the targets along the highland circuit.
The further away you are when the arrow hits a target, the more bonus points are awarded.
Keep striking targets to maximize the bonus awarded.
Higher difficulty levels increase the horse's speed.
What's New in Version 2.0
Added Castle mode! Multiple targets pop up at the same time. Shoot the scarecrow for bonus points.
Added Highland Run mode! Hone your horse archery skill by shooting targets along the 4 km track.
Added 6 new leaderboards. Can you top the 'True Archer' leaderboard and be the undisputed archer across the land?
Improved user interface.
Simplified shooting mechanism.
Added new localizations.
No way to really aim the now at all. It seems as if you're expected to rely upon the environment to figure out how to shoot the longbow, but obviously there is no way to immerse yourself in the environment. I can't feel the wind upon my skin. I can't feel how hard I'm pulling on the string. I can't figure out the physics in this game.
With all of that said, stay far away from this game. I'll be deleting it myself after I finish typing this review.
That game is fun, seriously. Especially that part, where you are trying to kill women with apple on top of her head, lol. But still need to fix some bugs, when bow control can disappear etc.
Interesting idea but it needs an in game tutorial of how to work it. As the target gets further away, I find that the arrow falls short more often than not and I was not able to find any info. On how to correct that (pull bowstring out more, aim higher etc.)
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 08, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 46.8 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Jason Allen
- © 2012 Jason Allen
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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