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Sniper Arena

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Sniper Arena

“Sniper! Enter the arena and become the #1 SHARPSHOOTER in this thrilling ‘sniper vs. sniper’ LIVE COMBAT game! Compete against more than 500K SNIPERS worldwide, climb the leaderboard, and ENJOY EVERY BATTLE in this premier mobile experience! Feel the pure adrenaline rush, and lifelike combat emotions in the heat of the battlefield, right in your hands on your mobile screen. Jump into the action and join the battle right away, it’s FREE TO PLAY!” 

Sniper Arena Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sniper-arena-online-pvp-game/id1029110855?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nordcurrent.sniperarena&hl=en_GB

Company: Nordcurrent

Genre: PvP

Rated: 17+

Offers in-app Purchases



Gameplay

The gameplay is pretty average!

Sniper games are pretty popular at the moment, and I really enjoyed playing Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot To Kill because of the accuracy of the genre. As you go into the game, you’re greeted by an above-average looking woman who guides you through a tutorial. She tells you that you’ll be in the same position for the duration of the game, however, you do have some cover from the enemies. She also explains that the mission is to kill other snipers before they get you first. You need to play Sniper Arena quickly because if you don’t move onto the next sniper after a kill, you’re going to end up dead yourself. The snipers are very good at hiding, but of course, they are – that’s the point.

Graphics

The graphics could definitely be better!

In terms of the graphics, they’re not amazing but they’re certainly not bad. They’re 3D and brown in terms of the theme. The game moves nicely and it’s easy to navigate – on top of that, it didn’t crash either. So well done, Nordcurrent!

Music & Sounds

The music is very drum heavy and definitely gets you fired up to play. Once you’re in the game, the music changes to be a little more relaxed. In terms of sounds, the only features that make noises are when you shoot, when you move the crosshair and when another sniper is shooting at you.

Controls

The controls are easy to follow but can be easy to get mixed up at times!

For the controls, swiping left and right allows you to navigate the scene and find a sniper, the target button lets you aim and zoom control on the crosshair lets you zoom further. The only thing I found a little annoying was the fact I’d accidentally press the aim button instead of the shoot button so it would zoom me out and I’d have to aim again. And of course, having to aim again wastes time and you’re likely to be shot at during that time.



The Power of in-app Purchases

You can purchase so many things from the store!

There’s an overwhelming amount of things you can purchase from the store.

Cash:

  • 7500 cash for £0.99
  • 92000 cash for £5.99
  • 225000 cash for £9.99
  • 597000 cash for £19.99
  • 2465000 cash for £48.99
  • 75000000 cash for £99.99

Diamonds:

  • 12 diamonds for £0.99
  • 111 diamonds for £5.99
  • 240 diamonds for £9.99
  • 600 diamonds for £19.99
  • 2270 diamonds for £48.99
  • 6000 diamonds for £99.99

Boosters:

  • 1 adrenaline for 3 diamonds
  • 5 explosive bullets for 12 diamonds
  • 5 spotters for 10 diamonds

Avatars:

There are many avatars that represent your profile for you to choose from

Boxes:

  • Mystery Box for £1.99
  • Energy Pack for £19.99
  • King’s Choice for £48.99
  • Collector’s Pack for £99.99
  • Small Pack of Mystery Boxes for £19.99
  • Big Pack of Mystery Boxes for £48.99
  • Giant Pack of Mystery Boxes for £99.99

Specials:

  • 12 diamonds every day for the next 30 days for £1.99
  • Premium Account for £2.99
  • Daily Pass for £23.99
  • 350 diamonds every day for the next 30 days for £48.99
  • 1000 diamonds every day for the next 30 days for £99.99

With these offers and currencies, you can purchase new weapons along with making your character look cool and upgrading your weapons.

The Verdict

What did you think of Sniper Arena?

Sniper Arena really didn’t impress me as much as I thought it would. In the app store, it looked like a solid game and not to mention, it’s been rated 4.5 stars out of 5 in the Apple app store. I went in having high hopes but I was most definitely disappointed. I find it very hard to believe that this is an online game, mainly because it doesn’t make sense. Why is it that I’m able to kill everyone within a few shots but they struggle to kill me? Am I the best ever at this game? Doubtful.

Another reason I’m not a fan is that you need to spend real money to get anywhere in the game, there’s no way around it. You’re initially given a pretty average gun, so if you want better shots, it’s time to open up the wallet.

Above all, I can see why this game would appeal to some people – especially those who don’t mind putting in a few dollars. But for the average person, probably not.

If you decide to download Sniper Arena, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with any of the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!



Sniper Arena Overall Rating: 2/5

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sniper-arena-online-pvp-game/id1029110855?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nordcurrent.sniperarena&hl=en_GB

Company: Nordcurrent

Genre: PvP

Rated: 17+

Offers in-app Purchases


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