Archero is a new iOS and Android roguelike by Habby that challenges you to make it as far through numerous dungeons as possible using archery weapons. Your goal is to make it as far through the game as possible, earn as many coins and gems as you can, and unlock brand new worlds in the process.
You can even find all sorts of hidden treasure, unlock new upgrades to start with an advantage, and go up against increasingly-difficult enemies and boss characters.
Read on for some tips and tricks for Archero!
How to stay alive:
The main method of victory in this game (as well as the subtitle of the game, fittingly enough) is to hit and run. Don’t stand there stationary and fire shot after shot all the time. Sometimes, you can get away with it, but other times, you have to run away.
You especially have to stay on the move when you go up against enemies that can track you or multiple enemies. The surefire method to avoid losing is to never get hit; stay on the move and you will never get hit if you do it perfectly, and get hit very little if you do it right.
Use walls to your advantage, too. Walls in the middle of the level will stop your arrows, but if you go up against an enemy that fires arrows, it will stop them, too, so hide behind them to avoid taking hits.
Upgrade to beat tougher enemies
Every time you fill the experience bar in a stage, you’ll gain an experience level, and you’ll be able to pick from one of three upgrades. Upgrades improve your health, defense, and attack, and allow you to kill enemies much more quickly.
Every upgrade has its advantages and necessities – health is always important, as is attack power. Fire and ice add various elements to your attacks (such as fire slow-burning enemy health away and ice slowing down and/or freezing the enemy).
However, arguably the best upgrades in the whole game are various forms of multi-shot and ricochet attacks. Multi-shot fires two shots at once and ricochet shots to bounce off of one enemy and hit another. Combine these (and other upgrades) for some quick, quick levels.
The circle/orb upgrades might be the best ones of all, though. They cause orbs to spin around you and if they hit an enemy, the enemy takes damage. Use these to damage enemies too close to you, or to stand behind a wall and orb-smash tough enemies.
Heal or minor upgrade?
When you get to the room with an angel, you will be able to do a minor upgrade or heal. If you are low on HP, then choose the heal option every time. But if you have more than half of your HP left over, then don’t bother healing and instead take the upgrade.
Of course, if the upgrade alternative is more max HP, your current HP will also heal a bit, so take the HP option every time.
Gems and Coins
You’ll get coins when you play; you collect them during each stage, then after each stage, you’ll bank them and be able to spend them on upgrades.
Each upgrade allows you to start the game with higher stats or with one free bonus boost. You spin for the boost each time that you begin a new game, so experiment with your strategies here.
Gems are the premium currency of the game. The primary way to earn them is to buy them with an in-app purchase, but free gems can be earned in a number of ways, such as by leveling up or by reaching a specific quest level and opening a chest.
Gems have two main uses, ones of which is to allow you to buy more coins. The other use is to allow you to revive after you die, which you can only do once per time that you play, and which costs you 30 gems.
Unlock New Worlds:
You start off with only one world, which is Verdant Prairie. To get to new worlds, simply beat the final boss in the current world. Once you beat them, you’ll unlock the next world over.