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Keeping the streets safe with the Windows Phone game Sniper Shooting

Sniper Shooing is a mission based arcade game for Windows Phone that has you playing the role of a vigilante who is tasked with cleaning up the streets of the criminal element. Each mission has you searching for a criminal ranging from the simple street thug to kingpins of the underworld.

Available for low memory Windows Phones, the game includes 36 missions that are spread across six chapters. Game mechanics take a little time to get the hang of and Sniper Shooting but overall, Sniper Shooting isn't a bad time waster of a game.

Sniper Shooter's main menu will have options to jump into game play and access the game's settings. Settings cover gaming sounds, aim sensitivity, aim style and inverting rifle movements.

Sniper Shooter has two options for aiming. You can use your Windows Phone tilt sensors or simple touch the screen to move the cross hairs. Touch controls are the easier of the two but using the tilt sensors will add to the game's challenge. You can adjust the sensitivity and invert the aiming X or Y-axis to better suit your style.

Game play is a series of missions (thirty-six of them) that are spread out across six chapters. The missions involve taking out a criminal element of some sort such as shooting a mugger before they can rob a citizen. Just line up the bad guy in your scope and tap the screen (or the fire button if you use touch controls) to take them out.

In most cases you only have one shot to accomplish the mission because once your target hears the shot, everyone runs for cover. You may find yourself in a situation where you wound your target and a second shot is required to finish the job.

As you complete each mission, you will earn cash that can be used in the gaming store to upgrade your rifle. Rifle upgrades will improve your aiming stability and fire rate. To access the gaming store, you will need to back out to the main menu and start game play again. The gaming store will appear before you get your mission assignment.

Overall Impression

Sniper Shooting is a simple arcade shooter for Windows Phone that has nice graphics, decent controls and enough missions to give the game a little staying power. Long distance shooting isn't easy and the gaming controls (either method) do a good job of replicating that challenge.

My only nit with Sniper Shooter is that you do not have easy access to the game's store in between missions. The game needs a store button to go along with the home menu button on the mission scoring screen. Another nice touch would be a free-play practice mode where you can test your long distance sharpshooter skills.

If you are in the market for a casual arcade shooter for your Windows Phone gaming library, Sniper Shooting is worth a try. The game has been available for a while and nails a 5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

29 Comments
  • Nice ... But ads
  • Just turn off data connection while playing.
  • Rubbish
  • Please explain why?
  • As the game last updated was 3½ months before. What's the use of playing a game which hasn't been updated since last 3½ months.
    That's my point of view.
    Your could be different.
  • If it ain't broke dont fix it.
  • Their is more important thing in life than money. "more money"
  • So u wanna play aphorisms , aphorisms... Come on...
    I can beat u in it.
  • Seriously? You don't like it because it hasn't been updated? You must have a better reason than that.
  • I'm not in a reality show that I need better reason to nominate this app.
    Lolzz.
  • Im passed
  • Please make a review about royal revolt 2 update.
  • Game is running smooth after the update,graphics has been improved, but it still crashes like after 5 attacks like before.
  • Go to dungeon n back it crash too
  • You right, some crash too when i finish attacking 6 rival
  • I have never had it crash. Awesome game. Although the Android version gives notifications and also in the windows version the battle review screen is kind of broken. The favorite star and the attack buttons don't work on that screen. Other than that it's solid. But why are we talking about royal revolt 2?
  • Because it got update.. :d ok let see
  • seems nice..
    i really miss Contract Killer!
    wish Glu would bring it back to the store..
  • Faduu game
  • I wont download it.
    Just look at it.
    It wasn't updated since last 3½months.
  • It has 4099 ratings and still maintains a 4.8 * rating.. Maybe it doesn't need updates.. I'm gonna download this..!
  • Don't entertain trolls..! Just look at his other comments.
  • Ooh! So u r the new dictator of the town....
    Righttttttttttttttt...
    Leftttttttttttttttt....
  • Who cares if it hasn't been updated in three months???????????????
  • I guess u commented after reading mine... Lolz..
    As I clearly mention that I do care.
    As its not updated since time.
  • Bait
  • Your comment never gets updated either. Same shit, different position.
  • i would play cs on pc which is better.
  • Effed up controls unplayable