Robin Hood – Archer of the Woods An enjoyable defense game that just misses the bullseye.

Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods

Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods

Robin Hood – Archer of the Woods Rating: ★★★½☆

Tower (Castle) Defense games are pretty popular on touch screen devices and Robin Hood – Archer of the Woods is the latest addition to the genre, all be it with a little less strategy and more action.

Robin Hood is all alone in this game that takes his name, on his own that is other than a constant stream of the sherifs men who are armed to the teeth and on a mission to destroy the village that Robin is aiming to defend.

The game works across a horizontal scrolling playing area with Robin on the left of the screen behind the cottages that he must defend while the hordes of attackers start entering from the right.

The screen is split into two levels and so attackers will enter either on the bottom or top level as they walk towards you. And as you would expect Robin’s only weapon is his trusted bow and arrow.

To launch your arrow you simply touch the screen, pull back, direct the arrow and launch it. the direction and power of the arrow will dictate whether or not it takes out one of your enemy or falls aimlessly into the ground.

Robin Hood - Archer of the Woods iPhone

It would be nice if the prior arrows power and trajectory remained on the screen to help you with your next arrow but it doesn’t stop the controls from working well.

The enemies come think and fast, some on foot, some on armor and some on what appear to be ancient segways, and unless you kill them before they reach the cottages they will start to destroy them. When all the cottages are destroyed it’s game over.

As with most games in this genre the attackers come in waves and between waves you will face an end of level baddie that will require multiple accurate hits to destroy. There are also power-ups placed randomly on each level which when struck will enable a range of extra features to your arrows.

These power-ups become more and more important as not only do the number of enemies increase so do the number of cottages that you must defend.

The game looks good, plays well and is full of action. The only down side is that the gameplay doesn’t have much variety and can become a little tedious.  Robin Hood – Archer of the Woods would certainly prove to be enjoyable for players who like this genre.

Pros

  • Fast arrow shooting action
  • Simple controls
  • Nice physics

Cons

  • Gameplay can get repetitive
  • No memory on targeting

$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Games
Released:Oct 14, 2010
Version:1.0
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
21.6 MB
Language:English
Seller:Clickgamer Technologies Ltd
© Mudloop Games
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

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