- Semi-realistic archery gameplay.
- No animals harmed in the making of this game.
- Varied locations and animals to hunt.
- Tilt-camera can be overly sensitive.
Mastering your aiming in Bowmaster can be hard if you don't develop rock-stable wrists, but with practice you'll soon be sniping deer off distant cliffs like a pro.
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With so many bow-related games to choose from, it's nice to experience first-hand how to aim and fire a bow thanks to Bowmaster by iOccam. Putting aside the references to Robin Hood, your goal is to compete against various archers in a competition to score the most points in an artificially created shooting range.
Aiming and firing is easy to achieve, using two fingers in the portrait orientation to aim and draw back your bow and arrow. Various mock-animals will make their way around a series of fixed paths and will score you points based off the shot location and distance shot. Accelerometer controls allow you to tilt the camera to get a better aim on your target, but also throws your aim off if you move slightly while lining up a shot.
The game's 3D world is simply rendered in lush greens and cleverly hides the limited landscape by the use of a light fog and strategically placed hills or trees. Animals are easy to recognize and their variety is amazing, including birds that glide through the air and deer that jump ravines.
Bowmaster's real challenge comes in trying to master your bow in order to beat the game's AI opponents. Each successive bowman raises the difficulty curve substantially, so even though there are only five opponents to conquer you'll be busy for a long time. More gameplay features would give Bowmaster more of a shelf-life in your iPhone collection, but you'll still get your money's worth with just the main campaign.
DescriptionDraw your bow, take aim and release your inner Robin Hood in the most immersive archery experience.
Glide your fingers across the touchscreen just as you would control a real bow and arrow with your hands.
"…it's nice to experience first-hand how to aim and fire a bow thanks to Bowmaster" - Appspy.com
“Its a clever control system and one that produces a fantastically enjoyable game...Graphics are also some of the best I've seen on the iPhone, with a fully immersive 3D environment.” - Appstorm.net
“...the shooting mechanism is remarkably smooth... If you’ve ever dreamed about being Robin Hood, then Bowmaster is definitely worth a look.” Appsafari.com
"Bowmaster has got it in it to become an App classic." BZ-Berlin
"...all of the mechanics of the archery are very natural and fluid ... You will love how detailed the scenery is and how your 3D bow and arrow whiz through the air to hit far away targets" Smartphoneapps.com
"The controls for Bowmaster could not be more impressive." - Appsmile.com
"Bowmaster brings together elements that make a stunning and addictive iPhone game with beautiful execution." - Pocketfullofapps.com
Assume the role of a bowman who aspires to join the Merry Five and become their new leader, the Bowmaster. Achieve this by challenging each member in a one-on-one archery contest where skill and determination are key to overcoming each of the opponent's unique strengths.
Aim high and strike true to better other bowmen's online scores and become the worldwide Bowmaster!
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- natural archery mechanics
- supports Retina display
- immersive 3D scenery and sounds
- 5 unique and challenging levels
- three additional unlockable bonus levels
- OpenFeint and GameCenter online scoring system
- SIO2 3D graphics engine
- tournament for up to four players on the same device