Since the invention of guns, combat and action among humans has evolved dramatically leading to games like Rooftop Snipers. When it comes to versus games involving gunplay, it's usually in a first or third-person battlefield where you run around, use cover, and try to land shots on your enemies. This game replaces running with jumping and aiming while you try to maintain your balance on a rooftop. It's a simple and lighthearted look at what appears to be a gun duel, but one that is tricky to master. Still, it doesn't take long to get into it and pretty soon every shot of yours will aim true.
About Rooftop Snipers
A game doesn't need to be super complex and have tons of mechanics in order to grab our attention, it just needs to be fun. This game is not only fun but its presentation and style make it comical as well. It's a great game to play with a friend if you guys are bored or want a laugh that comes with a competitive edge. It's definitely a game where your own movements can lead to your demise, but that's all a part of it. It's worth playing through just to see all the different assets.
How to Play
Rooftop Snipers is a 2D shooting game played against the computer or another player solely using the keyboard.
- W - Jump
- E - Raise Gun/Fire
- I - Jump
- O - Raise Gun/Fire
The goal of the game is to earn points by shooting your opponent off the rooftop using whatever weapon you have. Your gun stands down at your side, but by holding the button you can change its trajectory with the aim to point it at your opponent. When you let go of the button, the gun will fire and then will start to fall down to your side. You can jump to avoid enemy shots or get a better aiming angle but you can't move forward on your own. You need to use the recoil of firing or getting hit to start rocking back and forth. With the right timing, you can jump to move backward or forward. Whoever gets to 5 points first, wins.
Tips and Tricks
In such a tense scenario, it may be tempting to just start spamming shots, but you must fight the urge. It's better to take fewer well-placed shots than multiple wild shots, especially since there's cooldown time between shots. Always aim for the head or feet since these parts affect balance the most while body shots have good knockback.
Rooftop Snipers Game Modes
This game only allows for one or two players to play together, only ever having two characters on a rooftop at a time. However, modifiers can appear randomly in each round. These will affect things that your character's appearance to their weapon which can be as small as a pistol or as large as a rocket launcher.
The rooftops can also change to be larger or smaller. They can also have different layouts such as ramps which can greatly affect maneuverability. There can also be environmental hazards added in like additional people being dropped onto the rooftop to block shots. Lastly, player properties can be affected to the point where they can jump higher or be sent flying further per shot.
- Developer: New Eich Games
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile) and iOS
- Languages: English
Is Rooftop Snipers a ragdoll game?
Games that use ragdoll physics are defined by characters that are very uncoordinated with loose limbs flailing around. Although it's 2D, this game definitely has some ragdoll elements and relies heavily on its physics.