| Battle Bears Gold|
The current Battle Bears Gold Icon ↓
iOS: BBG Version 2.9
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 (or less) match with varying game modes. Matches can also be pre-planned with the use of "Private" Match Lobbies. Passwords can also be set on these games in case a "private" match is desired.
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 choose double-tap to shoot. 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. The player can fully customize however he/she wants the controls in the HUD.
You can read more about game-play, controls and steering mechanisms on the following pages:
Classes and Characters
Battle Bears includes 11 different characters from the game series, except for B-1000, Saberi, and Botch, who do not appear in any other Battle Bears games as of now. 2 of these are bought through the in game currency, known as Joules, while the other 7 require the purchasable secondary currency, known as Gas, to purchase. Each character is assigned its own class, with each class having its own unique weaponry, statistics and playstyle.
|Huggable||Huggable (Class)||1 Joule|
|Wil||Chub Scout||100 Gas|
|Saberi||Combat Tech||100 Gas|
In Battle Bears Gold, players can compete in four different online game modes: Team Battle, Plant the Bomb, Free-For-All and King Of The Windmill.
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 a 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 3 times the standard damage it normally would for 20 seconds. These respawn every minute.|
|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. These respawn every minute.|
|Health Pack||A health item that heals 35 HP regardless of the character. It will not exceed the characters maximum HP. These respawn every 45 seconds.|
|Shield||Grants you invulnerability from weapons for 10 seconds. Will not prevent you from suiciding because of natural hazards or movement-impairing effects though. These respawn every minute.|
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 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
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- ↑ http://www.bestappever.com/android/awards/2013/winner/mpgm
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