Think of it as a virtual game of darts. The aiming in the game is awkward even after some game time, but it is still enjoyable. After a first few tries, I was able to start getting 1-2 bullseye per game. One of the best features of this game is the fact you can send your score through iMessage. This allows for friendly competition with your friends in 30-second increments!
Though I haven’t used this feature myself since I play iOS games on my iPad, a few of my friends got the game on my behalf and they loved challenging each other. Other game modes in Cobi Arrows include actual darts, pop-ups, watermelon, and mini targets.
Each of those game modes is free for 2 hours if you watch an ad to unlock it. The second mode we will discuss is darts. The target is made to look like a dart board instead of an archery target. It is still on a 30-second timer. This is a great mode to play on the iPad with a group of friends. I was having lunch with my friends and we passed the iPad back and forth as we took turns trying to get the highest score. This was a great way to pass the time as we waited for our meal to be ready.
Pop-ups is a fun mode which is also done with a 30-second timer. This one is differently done since the targets will pop up as you shoot the current ones down. The targets will get smaller and even farther away. This provides an additional challenge since the in-game help aim doesn’t plan for long distance so you have to start aiming up to hit targets.
But what really caught my eye about this game is the art style. It’s a very modern pixel art, right down to the arrows! Cobi Arrows is free but to avoid the ads and to obtain the other archer skins you have to spend money.
For me, a 30-second ad every two hours to play the other mods isn’t that bad to keep this app free! If you want a quick fun game for you and your friends to compete for fun, I think Cobi Arrows may be the game for you!