Medieval weapons may be impractical but they're still cool to look at and wield in games like the interestingly named Bois D'Arc. The story is that a fantasy world lived in peace under the benefits of a life tree before evil showed up. To fight against the evil, the tree's wood was turned into a magical bow. Only one warrior could wield the bow in order to fight against evil and protect the kingdom. You are that one with several avatars to choose from and represent your archery skills on the battlefield as you repel the waves of evil forces.
About Bois D'Arc
Games like Kingdom Rush provide a comical but still engaging look at a medieval fantasy world with plenty of challenges to go around. This is certainly true with this game that relies mainly on your own skill and planning with a little strategy mixed in. It's a game that doesn't leave a lot of room for error and requires you to really keep a cool head otherwise you'll be overwhelmed. Archery is a very difficult activity and this game is representative of that. What's even more surprising is that it's not even scratching the surface of how hard it is to actually aim and fire an arrow.
How to Play
Bois D'Arc is a 2D tower defense about controlling an archer with just the mouse. To aim the bow, move your cursor and click the Left Mouse Button to select a spot. Hold the button to charge your shot and then let go to fire. The archer is perched on a castle tower to the left side of the screen as enemies approach from the right. The goal of each level is to survive and wipe out all of the enemy waves, earning stars for keeping your castle in good condition.
The enemies will approach periodically from the right side of the screen and advance towards the castle. They will differ in terms of strength and speed with more and more enemies appearing as you defeat the waves. Enemies are focused entirely on the castle and once they get in range, they will start relentlessly attacking it. The castle health is represented in the top left corner of the screen and you'll lose the level if it drops to zero. To defeat enemies, you need to hit them with arrows and other offensive abilities until they fall.
In terms of attacking, you have your bow and arrow. There's a cooldown in between shots but your power allows you to shoot to the other side of the screen if need be. If you hit an enemy, they'll take damage and will take additional damage from headshots. Between levels, you can purchase upgrades using the stars you've earned from previous levels. The upgrades improve the damage of your arrows, their shooting speed, the castle's defenses, and special attacks that differ between archers.
Tips and Tricks
This is a tower defense where reacting quickly could be your downfall which means that you need to avoid spamming arrows. Always aim by leading the enemy to better guarantee a hit. Remember to prioritize faster-moving enemies and save special attacks for huge groups.
- Developer: Firebeast
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile) and Android
- Languages: English
Are Bois D'Arc and Kingdom Rush connected?
The two games may have similar visual styles, but they're made by different studios and use different gameplay.
Games similar to Bois D'Arc
Looking at the fact that you're fighting monsters with archery, the game has been placed in the Archery and Monster Games categories on GamePix. It's found along with games like Narrow One, Bowmasters, Creatur io, and Dynamons World.