Everyday I find I have just a few minutes of down time during my school day so I find ways to entertain myself. This past week our founder, Kevin Paulson, and the account manager for TriplePoint, Wendy Beasley, turned me on to a new game for the iPhone and iPod touch. This brand new game “Big Buck Hunter Pro” is one the few deer hunting games that provides the actual situation of deer hunting.
After playing the game, a few times I found it very addicting, challenging, and hard to put down. The game has great graphics and realistic hunting backgrounds. You have three bucks to shoot at and only a few seconds to bag them. There is also added difficulty with herds of does running around that you cannot shoot. This triggers your brain to identify and act on a spilt second and your shoot don’t shoot reflexes are at their highest. You also have one shot then you have to reload before firing again just as if you were using a bolt-action rifle.
You can choose from a single hunt to situation with five stages to three hunting treks with five situations. At the end of the hunt, you get a bonus round of either frog flipping, duck hunting, or gopher hunting. These great bonus rounds are also fun, require a fast trigger finger, and even faster reload finger.
This game is one of the best I have come across in a while but it does have a few flaws but they can be easily over looked. One, you only have a couple seconds to shoot before the deer start running and most of the time the does stay right in front of the bucks. Which if you have big fingers like me poses a problem with you shot placement. Two, you have to most of the time shoot the deer twice to kill it which is not only hard when its running on a two or three inch screen, but the shots are unethical even though its just a game. Which may teach our younger generation that is becoming more dependent on video games to just point and shoot as many times, as they can until the deer falls.
Even with a few flaws, this game is still amazing and fun to play and great way to keep the hunter spirit alive even when you cannot be hunting. I recommend this game to every hunter with an Ipod touch or Iphone to buy this game. Even if you do not have an Ipod this is an arcade game that you might be able to find in your local arcade. Either way its an over all great and addicting game you just have to play.
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