| Battle Bears Gold|
The current Battle Bears Gold Icon ↓
iOS: BBG Version 2.8
NA October 8th, 2011 (soft launch)
Third-person multiplayer shooter
The playable characters in Battle Bears Gold are mostly based on the characters from the entire series of Battle Bears games released before Gold. On February 18th 2013, Gold was announced new flagship game of SkyVu Entertainment.
In Battle Bears Gold, the player takes the control of one of the eleven different characters (known as classes). The players will get matched up with up to seven other players in an 8-player match with varying game modes. Matches can also be pre-planned with the use of Private Match Lobbies.
Basic controls have the player use both hands to control the character and shoot at the same time. Holding the device in landscape mode allows the player to use one thumb to move around in the map using a virtual joy-pad, while the other thumb is used to fire and aim on a second virtual joypad. The player can also use a melee attack for close-range attacks using a seperate button at the bottom of the screen as well as a special equipment item. Finally, Pro-Mode Features, which is the icon under the Turkish SW Boots in the picture to the right can be unlocked and used as well.
You can read more about game-play, controls and steering mechanisms on the following pages:
Classes and characters
Battle Bears includes 11 different classes from the game series. 3 of these are bought through the in game currency, known as Joules, while the other 7 are more expensive, requiring the purchasable secondary currency, known as Gas. Each character have been assigned to an individual class in this game to not mix them up with the rest of the series. When talking about the Battle Bears characters, people usually just refer to them as classes.
|Huggable||Huggable (Class)||1 Joule|
|Wil||Chub Scout||100 Gas|
|Saberi||Combat Tech||100 Gas|
In Battle Bears Gold, players can compete in three different online game modes: Team Battle, Plant the Bomb and the newest mode, Free-For-All.
Ever wondered about what all those quotes on the matchmaking screen are? Read about them on Matchmaking Screen Comments.
Main article: Maps
Battle Bears Gold features 11 different stages in which players can compete in. Each stage consists of its own map layout as well as soundtrack. Click the images below to read more about each individual stage.
There was another map called Desert Airmine, but it was removed to allow more server space. Haunted Castle was removed too, but it was reintroduced to celebrate Halloween in 2013. Desert Airmine was later reintroduced in v2.7.
Each stage features various pickups for everyone to gather. These are the following:
|Bearscream Sandwich||Makes every weapon you have equipped deal 3x times the standard damage it normally would for 20 seconds.|
|Imperial Basket Grande||A health item that heals you approxinately half of your maximum HP. This item can make you exceed your regular HP maximum temporarily.|
|Health Pack||A health item that heals 35 HP regardless of the character. It will not exceed the characters maximum HP.|
|Shield||Grants you immortality from weapons for 10 seconds. Will not prevent you from suiciding because of natural hazards or movement-impairing effects though.|
Battle Bears (before the 2.0 update to Gold) was nominated for the 2013 Android Best App Ever Awards in 8 categories.
|Best Action & Arcade Game||Winner|
|Best App Ever||2nd place|
|Best Game Series||2nd place|
|Best Game Controls||Honorable mention|
|Best Multiplayer||Honorable mention|
|Most Addictive Game||Honorable mention|
|Most Innovative Game||Honorable mention|
Music and soundtrack
Main article: Battle Bears Gold Soundtrack*
Battle Bears Gold has a very unique soundtrack associated with it, including the theme music on the main menu as well as the track for each stage. In the 2013 Android Best App Ever awards, Battle Bears Gold was nominated and won the Best Soundtrack award
Battle Bears Gold/Royale theme music:
- Battle Bears Royale main menu theme
- Battle Bears Gold main menu theme
Battle Bears Gold has had various application icons through the time. This gallery features all of them.
- Battle Bears Royale official game trailer,Nov 23, 2011
- Battle Bears Royale official sneak peak, Aug 31, 2011 (outdated).
- Battle Bears Royale update 1.3.1 - new skins demo, 16 Jun 2012.
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152582581615174&set=a.211513210173.280556.193480350173&type=1
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/gmaa
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/sogm
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/bapp
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/gmse
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/gcgm
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/mpgm
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/aagm
- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/ingm