Meet Arrow Fear, the next flappy bird. That’s right: It’s mindless. It’s kind of pointless, but you probably can’t stop playing it. I know I sure can’t.
The main idea behind Arrow Fear is to shoot as many arrows as you can into the target without having any of the arrows touch each other. The target is spinning and moves directions, so you have to pay close attention to what is going on before firing a shot.
The game starts off easy, but as the arrows begin to pile up, it gets harder and harder to find room for more shots. As you progress through each level, the target spins faster and faster, making it harder to place shots accurately. At a certain point, I almost had to stop looking at the screen and just go off of rhythm.
Is there an educational component to this game? Not at all. Are there annoying ads typical of a free “viral” game? Yes. Although one ad was a popup that actually let me start shooting stuff. (The game was Mobile strike, the one Arnold is constantly advertising on TV.)
Yes, the ads are intrusive, no question about that. And for an app that many reviewers are touting as a great game for kids, it’s more than a little disheartening that a popup ad that lets you nuke people comes on the screen out of nowhere.
The developer Swan Soft claims the game is great for people who love the “fear factor.” I have to admit, I wasn’t afraid even ONCE while playing this game. There really is no fear factor at all. In fact, if you mess up you just start the level over.
You don’t even have to start back at Level 1.
Are you afraid yet?
To be fair, eventually you do run out of chances to start the level over (the game calls the do-overs “shots”).
When that happens, guess what!? Time to break out the credit card.
So overall, it looks like Swan Soft has a real banger on their hands with Arrow Fear.
Check your kid’s App Report, they probably downloaded it last week.