WANTED: 8-bit super hero who can comfortably wield hammer, spear, sword, knife or thunderbolts. People skills are an asset, but not required.
Although technically not an app game, Ragnarok Arena is a free a to play browser game where an unnamed Norse hero fights off waves of monsters and mythical beasts using a variety of weapons at his disposal.
The controls are simple, navigate your hero around the arena using the WASD keys, target your enemies with the mouse and fire away. Sounds easy right? Well, it’s not. The game ramps up in difficulty quickly as your enemies multiply and get stronger while the already small arena gets more confined with the addition of nasty traps.
In your favor are a variety of weapons you can pick up in the arena such as familiar looking hammer and very noisy thunderbolts. There is also the occasional slab of life-healing meat to keep you going because nothing says healthy-eating like devouring a raw steak in between strenuous and potentially lethal exercise!
The game is true to the classic NES 8-bit style games and has a very old school Gauntlet-like feel. Just like Gauntlet, the game eventually gets very, very difficult. If you actually manage to beat that dragon boss you deserve a medal for your godlike skills. Some day I will kill you dragon…
When you combine the classic feel, challenging difficulty scale and very addicting gameplay, you’ve got yourself a very fun free to play game. Good movie too!
Try it out for free HERE