Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods Review
- Helpful shot after-shot trails.
- Multiple power-ups.
- Unique boss fights.
- Zoomed in views practically useless.
- Generic basic units.
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.
DescriptionThe world’s most famous archer has arrived on the iPhone in this swashbuckling castle defense game! Take control of Robin Hood and rain destruction from above on your enemies in awesome Retina Display graphics! Protect your village and battle against foes ranging from classic medieval soldiers to giant weapons of siege warfare, and then prepare for the almighty enemy - soldiers on wooden segways!
DEAL DESTRUCTION FROM ABOVE
Employ Robin’s trusty bow to take out your enemies at long range. Use the intuitive control system to scout out your foes and learn to judge the trajectory and distance of your shots in pursuit of those oh-so satisfying headshots.
HELP ROBIN PROTECT HIS KINGDOM
Your enemies will try to destroy Robin’s village, it’s up to you to stop them. Prevent the hordes of foes from breaking through your defenses in stages of increasing difficulty, leading to exciting and intense game play. Plan your shots carefully to avoid getting overrun and string together accurate shots for big points bonuses!
DEFEND USING AN ARSENAL OF WEAPONRY
It’s not just ordinary arrows that you have at your disposal. Collect a variety of power-ups along the way, ranging from multiple projectiles to a super powerful nuclear warhead arrow, and wreak havoc on your enemies! Don’t forget to collect those health replenishing power–ups as well...you’re gonna need them!
ENDLESS HORDES OF ENEMIES
With no level system, the fun doesn’t stop, and the intensity never lets up. Wave after wave of enemies create a challenge like no other in the genre. As the hordes just keep on coming, how long will you be able to hold out? If that wasn’t tough enough, you will have to overcome battle-axe wielding trolls, fire breathing dragons and enormous medieval tanks in intense boss fights!
CRYSTAL AND GAME CENTER
Become the top archer on the planet, compare your high scores and gain achievements using Crystal and Apple’s new Game Center leader boards.
What's New in Version 188.8.131.52.1 Update
- Auto save between waves implemented
- mini-tutorial has been improved to help new players
- Reduced File Size