How Do You Like Hitting Dem Apples?

From a young age, I loved bows and arrows. I can remember getting a bow and arrow set from the supermarket, taking off the plastic suction caps, and firing potentially eye-poking-out arrows around the yard. Thankfully, no one was willing to play William Tell with me.

Hit the Apple! is a very simple game: The goal is draw an arrow, aim, and shoot an apple off the head of some poor sap. Aim too high, and your endless supply of arrows flies overhead. Aim too low, and the red energy bar with be drained until you kill the guy.

After every time you successfully hit the apple off his head, you move further and further back.

It does feel great to shoot the apple off the character's head, and I didn't find gameplay repetitive, enough though it is. Hit the Apple! isn't that demanding or stressful, and it's perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

The game isn't new! It's actually been out for a while, but it's currently free on the App Store, and it's actually in the free apps top ten. Herd mentality is why I originally checked it out, and I have been enjoying the game.

But the free version is litered with ads. I actually don't mind ads in video games, because hey, if it's free, ads pay the bills. The problem, however, is that there are banner ads that you actually might click on while drawing your bow. I'd kind of rather shell out for the paid version that deal with that. But hey, that's just me.

Hit the Apple! [App Store]


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