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Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods Review

By , on October 15, 2010


Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Helpful shot after-shot trails.
  • Multiple power-ups.
  • Unique boss fights.

CONS

  • Zoomed in views practically useless.
  • Generic basic units.

VERDICT

Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods is a well presented bow-defense title, but it lacks originality and depth, making it a hard game to recommend.


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Clickgamer's latest bite-sized title places you in the role of 'Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods' as he attempts to defend a poor village from an army set on destroying it. 

Bow-defense titles are a hit or miss genre (what's with my puns this week?) and this is partly due to the rather loose control scheme they tend to share. In Robin Hood all you need to do is tap and slide your finger back to aim and set the power of your shot and while this isn't specifically new, I do like the small interface touches that make repeat shots somewhat easier to maintain in terms of consistency. A trail is left behind the last shot made which can subsequently be used as a sort of aiming guide to stretch your 'bow' across, resulting in a somewhat equivalent shot. Enemies will pour in to the screen from the right side and the only thing stopping them is your aiming skills and if you can manage to get a good 'range' it's a relatively simple to pop off a few quick head-shots for extra damage.

The graphics are cartoonish and have a 'Ye Olde' theme that's certainly appropriate, though the 'boss' creatures have a lot more creative flare which helps to break up the otherwise boring basic troops. Though, do look out for the wooden-Segway driving troops, they're fast, but oh so satisfying to shoot!

Wave after wave of enemies and the occasional boss creature are all you really have to look forward to, though for genre fans it's a neat bundle that feels polished, if a bit lacking in content. A decent bow-defense title, but not a lasting one.

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