Vikings II: Tips and tricks to help you become a deadeye

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Vikings II: Tips and tricks to help you become a deadeye

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Vikings II is, of course, the sequel to the original game of the same name, and it's as rapid-fire as ever. Blending in some cool visuals with fun, fast-paced gameplay, it's a quality shoot 'em up experience but with only bows & arrows. Yes, although Vikings are known for using axes this game is all about firing arrows. 

So really, if you like Vikings and archery, then this is a fun game to play. And it's one of those games where you can play with one hand - as your character moves on her own. Although the gameplay is pretty simple to pick up, it can be tricky to get the best score possible. 

But once you get it down, you'll see that Vikings II can be a really addictive game. It is one of the perfect quick-playing, on the go type of games. Here we'll give you some tips on how to get the most out of your archery journey. 

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Don't stay on one side of the level

Enemies swarm in from the top of the screen but cover the entire area kind of like Galaga. It's easy from a strategy point to stick one side of the area and just fire straight away at foes, but it's good to move around and get extra kills. 

In short; kill as many enemies as possible, and although this seems like a Captain Obvious statement, it might be easy to stay on one side and get easier kills to beat the level. But, by taking out more foes, you'll be able to earn many more coins. 

Coins are important in the game because they let you level up your character. The stronger the better, right? I suppose if you want to challenge yourself a little more, you can stay at a base level. But, if you really want to boost your archer, and make them deal double the damage, then make sure to destroy as many monsters as possible. 

Remember, you only have one life

Yes, you may feel like an unstoppable killing machine in Vikings II, but just remember that you have one life that's given to you on most levels. Get hit once, and it's game over. Thankfully, you can very quickly get right back into the action again on the level you're on. 

So no, you don't need to start completely over again (many games tend to that) from the first level. Each level is like your checkpoint. You will need to start over on that level if you die though of course. But, this is OK, since you can get through them pretty quickly. 

But, just because levels are short, doesn't mean it's not annoying to die and start over again. Under any circumstances in video games is that not annoying (ugh). So, just let the arrows flow and don't run into any baddies and you'll be golden. Simple, right? 

Grab those power-ups

Another reason to move around the whole level, power-ups will drop quite a bit, give you an advantage on the battlefield. Most of these are really cool and can have you carving right through the waves of enemies. From fire arrows to a barrage of them shooting simultaneously, these can really help you rack up the coins. 

You'll find great satisfaction in blowing out these groups with your new firepower. But, you have to make sure to pay close attention because remember, you're moving autonomously, so it can be easy to miss certain items that fall. 

So be on high alert, because these power-ups can save you, aside from racking up more coins. So they're basically as defensive as they are offensive. Take advantage of what you're given, and get out there and dominate. 







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Colin  Mieczkowski
Colin Mieczkowski
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