Archery Tournament free, free, free

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In a public spirited move by its developers, Archery Tournament, which I'd expected to be 'freemium', turns out to be completely free after all. The gameplay is based on archery games on computers through the ages, of course, but it remains as satisfying and challenging as ever.

From the Store description:

  • Intuitive and super precise aiming, feels like realistic archery
  • Multiple archery locations with awesome photorealistic graphics
  • Great sound and visual effects to complement the real archery feel
  • Tournament archery mode with 4 preset tournaments you can play with up to 8 human or computer players to figure out who's the best
  • Endless archery ranking mode, beat the highscores with revolutionary checkpoint endless system

Intuitive controls, realistic physics, multiple archery locations and play modes make this one of the best Archery games on mobile.

Being something of a fan of the genre (think "Golden Shot" on TV back in the early 1970s!), I had to give this a brief whirl:

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The basics of the computerised archery game are familiar - judge aim point, distance, wind speed and direction, release the arrow within the allotted 10 seconds and see how close you get to the bulls-eye!

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There's a quick play ('ranking') mode, or you can take part in a number of tournaments, or even create your own, with a variety of settings, distances, wind conditions, and so on....

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The interface is simple and clear and the game itself great fun - just don't try it on a bus, since the motion of the vehicle will play havoc with the already tricky real time aiming!

Great stuff, and good to see some decent gaming freeware on Windows Phone. You can download Archery Tournament here in the Store.

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store