App Review: Bowman by Lentrica Software
For those who liked the old Internet version of Bowman, it is now available for the iPhone and iPod. The game now goes wherever you go. There are four game modes in Bowman: Vs Human, Vs iPhone, Bird Hunt, and Practice. In the Vs human mode, you compete against your friends head to head in an archery battle. To win, you must shoot and kill your opponent before he does the same to you. In the Vs iPhone mode, the controls and game play are the same, but you are playing against your iPhone. In the Bird Hunt, birds fly overhead while you use arrows to shoot them down. You have three minutes to shoot as many of them down as possible. While you are refining your playing skills, you can play in a mode where you can’t die. In the practice mode, you shoot arrows at boxes to practice your aim. The game controls are fairly simple. To shoot your bow, slide your finger from one end of the screen to the other. Moving your finger left and right controls the power of your shot, while vertical movement controls the angle of the shot.
From the menu you can access two more categories: High Scores and Settings. In High Scores, you can view your records for the most birds killed in one round and the smallest number of shots taken to beat an opponent. In Settings, you can alter the critical hit and vitality. When you turn on critical hit, you or your opponent will die if you are shot in the head. The vitality controls how many shots you can withstand before you die. The higher the vitality is, the more shots it takes to kill your opponent and visa versa.
Bowman in a great game with simple graphics and smooth gameplay. Whether you are new to Bowman, or have been playing it for years, this game is for you.
Bowman is available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99
Developer’s Website: www.lentricasoftware.com