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ARROW HEADS is quite amusing to play solo but so much more fun to play with friends. 

It is a crazy action game about shooting arrows; to begin with a cute looking Bears (pink and square shaped) and then at Ewok styled bears and it gets tougher from there on. The Bears are not easy targets though for not only will they fire arrows back at you or throw/use axes/hatchets to great effect against you, they will relelntlessly pursue and surround and eventually engulf you in a deadly scrum. You can run but you cannot hide. Never have those words been more true or apt. The terrain allows you to move all over it trying to get away from the Bears but the problem is that your direction of movement is also your direction of firing and so unless you are actually running towards the enemy any arrows you fire will be going forward ahead of you.


The action is so frenetic, not giving you a chance to breathe or take stock of where you are, where your friends are, where, in fact, anything is. The characters are in four colours, Red, Blue, Yellow and Green, andtheir animation is quality arcade style, though the Bears, thankfully, aren't as sprite as the characters.


When mindless chaotic fun is the order of the day, boot up ARROW HEADS and let your mind melt into surrealistic non-violent violence of the pleasantly boisterous kind.

Grab your friends, neighbors, extended family and that handsome cashier from the grocery store and get ready for some sweet, award-winning, couch and online multiplayer. With your trusty bow, shoot, dodge and deflect arrows in this zany isometric archery game.

2-4 frenemies can duke it out both locally and online, or at the same time! With tons of unique levels, and utterly devastating power ups to smite your enemies, such as explosive rockets, electric tesla coils and leg-chomping bear traps, the term bows and arrows has never been used this loosely!

If you’re looking to mend any friendships ruined in the arena, there’s a fully co-operative survival mode as well. 1-4 archers can team up to defeat waves of menacing bears that come packaged with with an arsenal of axes, cannons and spear rifles. Compete for the highscores with a combo multiplier, and the unpredictable power-up spinner!

As if battling your friends or waves of killer bears wasn’t hard enough, you’ll also have to watch your step. Whether it's the edge of a skyscraper, a mischievous lazer eye, or a rampaging boulder, the environments in which you decimate your fellow archers can be as treacherous as your foes.

What’s the point of being the best bow-and-arrow-shooter around if you don’t look good while doing it? Every battle in Arrow Heads rewards players with bird seed. Save up enough and you can unlock new birds to play as, fancier bows and bizarre projectiles that can be loosely defined as ‘arrows’.

Take an arrow to the face early in the round? Don’t worry, in Arrow Heads you’re able to get your vengeance from beyond the grave by flopping! Throw your corpse around mindlessly, slap your enemies in the face with your noodly arms to stun them, or even take arrows for that one guy who you sort of have an alliance with. Does it make sense? That’s debatable. Is it fun? Also debat-- YES!


    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core, 2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online features. Gamepad recommended.



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