Load up and get ready to hunt in Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt-King of Bucks. This FREE iPad and iPhone Games app offers the thrill of hunting with realistic hunting locations, small game and big game options, upgrades, and power ups to help you bag the King of Bucks! This free arcade shooter game is a great value for just about everyone, except maybe those who feel bad about killing a make-believe virtual animal. I can say that was not the case for me, in fact, I found this game to be a lot of fun to play. The Free version comes with several hunting locations in Texas, with several animals that you would expect to find if you were actually hunting in the Lone Star State. The hunting process is very easy: after the hunt starts you simply tap to shoot on either small game (varmints) or deer, except doe — and always keep your eyes open for the “King of Bucks.”
If you can bag a King of Bucks you will get extra points and bragging rights. The shooting is tap-to-shoot, and for a quick-shot tap quickly, for a precision shot hold down longer, but in my opinion, you will not want to do too many precision shots because the animals come out so fast that you need to keep on shooting to rack up the points. To move onto the next level you will have to get at least 2 stars on the preceding level. There are a variety of power-ups, upgrades and premium content that enhances the gameplay: like time freeze, extra damage bullets, binoculars, etc. The Missouri hunts can be unlocked in the Premium area for $0.99, and that basically doubles the game.
Overall, this game is a blast literally and virtually — either way you look at it. There are rabbits, squirrels, deer, pheasants, coyotes and more to shoot, and hitting animals without missing them, long shots, as well as vital shots will rack up your points. There is replay value because I have yet to get 3 stars from any of the 10 or more levels I played. Those of you who dig the Bass Pro Shops can also access the Bass Pro Shops’ online store. You will actually find a promo code for a discount on your next potential purchase. If you don’t want to spend any money shopping, you can still have fun playing this game, but if you want to be the very best hunter, you will probably have to fork out a few bucks to get some upgrades and power-ups. Be sure to watch the Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt – King of Bucks iPad App Video Review for a look at this FREE iPhone and iPad Games application.
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