If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Have You Played... Bowman?

This void ain't big enough for the both of us

While the nerds played football outside, us real men (we were ten) spent our lunchtimes fighting for our lives. Every battle saw two stick figures enter, one stick figure leave. Or more precisely, stand around doing absolutely nothing while the other figure oozed blood modelled in MS paint.

Bowman was a lark.

You start off blind. There's another bowboy, somewhere, but your first shot won't find him. Unless you've sacrificed a particularly plump goat to Artemis, or something.

You click, you drag, you fire. Your arrow goes sailing past your foe's head, but now you've got a bead on him. And he on you.

Back and forth you go, every arrow inching closer. The wise will use the angle indicators, honing their accuracy with mathematical precision. The brave will use their gut. And then, probably, see it. Or the closest approximation of a gut that a flash game from the 90s can muster.

It's basic, but still. Kids probably shouldn't be familiar with the concept of a neck shot.

You can have a go though.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More Features

Latest Articles