Bowmasters features a cartoon like design and is rather reminiscent of ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ with its imagery of happy characters dying gruesome deaths
Bowmasters, as the title reveals, is about mastering the mighty bow and arrow in order to take down your enemies. The mechanics of the game are fairly simple. They will be extremely familiar to those who have played Pocket Tanks. One touch controls allow you to regulate the angle and power of your shot. Using multiple shots, you can eventually figure out exactly where to point and how much power to use. Thus, Bowmasters boils down to some clever estimation and trial and error. Obviously, figuring out the angle before your body is riddled with arrows is highly desirable.
Now, coming to how Bowmasters looks, the graphics are simply outstanding. The game features a cartoon like design and is rather reminiscent of ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ with its imagery of happy characters dying gruesome deaths. This game however, features a more diverse set of characters ranging from Deadhood ( a mentally unstable mercenary) to a Storm Trooper and from Fernando (who looks suspiciously like a certain Italian guy with a moustache that we all know) to Walter Black ( the one who cooks). What is interesting about the character design is that each of these also has a unique weapon. For example, Walter throws a bottle of acid whereas Dr. Mick, a mad scientist, uses a syringe.
Bowmasters has several modes which allow you to play against the computer or pass and play. Two of the other modes are one where you hunt birds and one where you shoot a fruit perched atop someone’s head and hope you don’t kill them. There is a system of coins that you win in each game and that you can use to unlock special characters in the daily roulette spin. The interface, like everything else in this game, is undeniably slick. Keep an eye out for the death animations which are especially amusing.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.