- 1 An Introduction to Archery King
- 2 Archery King : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Archery King
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Archery King
- 5 Personal Impressions of Archery King
- 6 App Specifics for Archery King
- 7 Download Archery King
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Archery King
From famous sports arcade game developers, Miniclip who produced such smash hits as 8 Ball Pool, Basketball Stars and Flip Diving etc. comes another very simple game that is easy to pick up yet frustratingly hard to put down!
Archery King brings the excitement and time honored regal sport of archery to your very fingertips! Test your skills against other ‘robin hoods’ or against yourself in a variety of ever increasingly difficult series of targets.
Archery King : Gameplay
Simple in control, players press to draw the bow and as such aim the arrow. Adjustments to the flight trajectory are then controlled by very acute tunings of the formally pressed thumb or finger through the use of a standard virtual joystick / keypad.
The single player mode features a time limit free style of play whereas the multiplayer head-to-head option has a fast countdown yet can reward large bonuses if successful!
Features of Archery King
COMPETE 1-ON-1 IN CLASSIC OR RUSH GAME MODES
Test your skills and play in one of the most competitive archery games ever. Master all locations and discover their secrets. Be the best archer and rule the rankings!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING EXPERIENCE
Mix and match different components to customize your bow and arrows! Create your unique gaming experience with hundreds of different combinations!
In Archery King you’ll always face new challenges. Play matches to increase your level and get access to new locations, where you’ll compete against the best of the best!
CHALLENGE YOUR SKILLS
Archery King is more than just 1-on-1 matches. Play in single game modes, put yourself to the test and see how far you can go!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Archery King
Watch the Wind!
The wind is the most discernable, most destructive force to any and all shots! Thus beware pulling back on the drawstring take heed of the direction and strength and then plot a mental calculation before taking aim.
Small and Steady!
Archery King is a game which rewards the meta and the macro! The control function is very acute and responsive to even the most minor of adjustments, so before drawing the string take heed of all factors and then make a quick adjustment to get as close as possible before barely moving your thumb or finger at all.
Virtual Reality VS Very Real!
One of the most appealing aspects of Archery King (and all Miniclip games for that matter) is that it (they) truly mimic the natural otherwise unthought-of palpable determinates of real life that add that extra touch of realism. In Archery King, it is found not only in the wind variant nor the equipment upgrades, yet simply in the natural breathing pattern of the archer, whereas the bow and arrow will rhythmically sway up and down, to and fro.
Thus! Just as in the game, players looking to hit that precise target under pressure should also slow their actual breathing and like chess, predict multiple moves ahead, so that when the perfect opportunity, no matter how small a window or crack, arises they can let fly confidently and accurately.
Rather than scroll feverishly following the moving target, instead take head of the prevailing winds, pick your position, aim and wait for the target to come to you rather than wildly chase it around! This will 99.9% of the time reward a much cleaner and accurate strike. Trust your instincts!
This is a very subjective matter as it very much depends on your preferred style of gameplay.
In essence however, there are three (and a half) variants where players can spend there in game coins. Bows, arrows, sights … and “gear”, of which the late is simply a one choice 2.7m coin purchase of ‘Tenacious Sleeves’ which offer the (sarcastically humorous) “cheer-up bonus” of 1%. Thus if previous sarcasm was misread, just to reiterate, some of the upgrades go beyond freemium and are just down-right silly!
Yet in getting back to the review, … if simply playing the single player option which has no time limit, then focusing on scopes to improve zoom may be preferable to bow or arrow upgrades which can counter wind speeds and allow for more rapid, more intuitive shots rather than slowly thought-out calculated trajectories. Bear in mind though, that upgrades do have a durability level and have a limited lifespan before being needed to be revived.
Test The Time Trial!
The time race is a fast paced adrenalin filled and fueled race against the clock to outscore your opponent with as many points as possible within the set time limit. This can be very difficult at the start, yet after a few upgrades and practice at the game, here is where players can reap some serious rewards without much risk.
As with most freemium games the end goal is to entice players to spend real life currency. Thus as with most games, there is the option to view advertisements to earn fee coins to lure players further into the game and then seduce them into spending real life currency to further level up. That stated however, personally speaking, here is a game that is worthy of watching thirty second advertisements for free coins yet definitely not worth investing real life currency.
Personal Impressions of Archery King
The minute and macro adjustments of gameplay are a welcome change to the many generic button mashing style of games on the market. Whether it be the addictive single player which continuously ups the ante or the feverish head-to-head multiplayer battles where the golden coin in on the line, players can experience the art and finesse of archery at its core.
The range of play and specialty of controls are a major drawing power, yet at its most fundamental element, Archery King is a simple arcade style sports game that is fun for a while and a great go-to option simply wanting to waste some time, yet on the whole, there is not a great deal of depth to it and as such scores a fair two stars out of five.
App Specifics for Archery King
1.0.7 (iOS) (Last Update Nov 23 2016) (as at the time of writing)
1.0.7 (Android) (Last Update Nov 22 2016) (as at the time of writing)
136 MB (iOS)
51.7 MB (Android)
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 or above.
Rated for 3+
English, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish.
$1.99 ～ $99.99
Download Archery King
App Store : iOS
Google Play : Android
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