Bullet Echoes Review and Guides
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You rarely see a well-developed shooter game with proper PVP experience on mobiles, but Bullet Echo made that its top priority, it’s obvious. The game achieved that with a few simple things, like changing the point of view from the usual first and third-person views, but also with additions of a few more cleverly designed gameplay mechanics that scream – competition!
I especially appreciate how well the small details are handled, without being too grand about it and I get the feeling no part or aspect of this game was built just because. There was careful planning involved to produce the best, but also the simplest solutions because those are the kind that fit best into a proper PVP experience, those are the kind that is balanced out the easiest.
Bullet Echo I think achieved this and I will elaborate on why now. In the second part of this page, down below, I will also go through some FAQ from the game and touch on some subjects that many players are interested in.
Bullet Echo comes to us from the creators of Cut the Rope, King of Thieves, and C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars mobile games – ZeptoLab…
Bullet Echo comes to us from the creators of Cut the Rope, King of Thieves, and C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars mobile games – ZeptoLab. They are mobile gaming developing company-oriented globally and founded in 2010. Their games have been downloaded over 1.2 billion times in total, and they now have seats in London, Barcelona, and Moscow. They have many more successful titles, but this one is their latest showcase.
And, it seems to follow their path of success. Bullet Echo release date was just recently and it already has over 1 million installs on both Google Play and the iTunes App Store. The Android version enjoys a solid 4.1-star score, while the iOS users rated it with a very good 4.5-star score on average.
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This game throws you into the ranked meat grinder right from the start…
This game throws you into the ranked meat grinder right from the start. You play one tutorial match and that’s it, you’ll learn everything else on the go. This is the main aspect of the game’s atmosphere, the competition. Characters players control all have a line of sight and they only react to what is in their line of sight, which adds to the sneaky and dangerous part of the atmosphere, but more on that in the gameplay section.
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As mentioned, after the tutorial stage you are immediately thrust into competing in the ranked ladder…
As mentioned, after the tutorial stage you are immediately thrust into competing in the ranked ladder. Now, first of all, out of combat you can manage several things, most importantly – heroes (characters). This game is not just a shooter, but it has some RPG elements to it. It currently offers 21 different heroes, each with their own preferred weapon and play style, and those are:
Stalker – Assault Rifle, Slayer – Sniper Rifle, Leviathan – Machine Gun, Angel – Submachine Gun, Smog – Machine Gun, Arnie – Shotgun, Hurricane – Shotgun, Ghost – Submachine Gun, Mirage – Sniper Rifle, Bertha – Machine Gun, Satoshi – Assault Rifle, Cyclops – Shotgun, Sparkle – Shotgun, Freddie – Submachine Gun, Dragoon – Machine Gun, DOC – Assault Rifle, Levi – Assault Rifle, Raven – Submachine Gun, Blot – Sniper Rifle, Bastion – Machine Gun.
In addition to their weapon preferences and different stats, like HP, Damage, Armor, and power, all heroes have their own abilities. They can be passive or activated and range from shields, invisibility, med kids, to Thermal Vision, Stun, and similar cool effects. And, all abilities have 15 tier levels, meaning they can be upgraded 15 times.
You collect heroes by collecting their cards and you also evolve them to a higher rarity tier with those. But, you also train heroes with gold to improve their stats and, as mentioned, improve their abilities. The game offers several different gameplay modes, like Battle Royale, missions, events, and operations. But, the main one is Battle Royale, and you play it either solo or with a team.
In battle, we get a top-down view or bird’s eye view, which is what delighted me the most, since this is a shooter game. It provides so many different tactical and action possibilities, compared to the standard 3rd or FPS views.
As explained, each hero (player character) has its own field of view and you see in that field, while everything else is either dimmed or in complete darkness. Heroes shoot automatically on enemies in the field of view, which also represents the range of your weapon, so sniper rifles will have a longer view field than machine guns for instance.
The player uses thumbs to control the character movement with the usual virtual joystick, and the other thumb is used for reloading, using abilities, med packs, and other stuff. You collect ammo, medkits, armor, and stuff by standing on them, while you can also help heal a wounded ally by waking near and tapping the aid icon. But, healing or picking up anything is a channeled action and requires you to stop moving.
Heroes will automatically lean around the corner or against the wall when you approach them. There are also other interesting mechanics. The faster you move, the more noise you make, meaning you will be partially visible to enemies even behind obstacles they can’t usually see-through.
The wider your red firing range is, the wider is the dispersion of the bullets from your gun. You can also pick up things like improved optical sights, explosive rounds, different types of body armor, etc…
The key features of Bullet Echo are:
- Unique stealth & tactical action
- Dynamic team play
- Multipla gameplay modes
- Unlockable and upgradable heroes
- Special hero abilities
- Ranked multiplayer competition
- Various Rewards and Collectibles
In the battle royale mode, players are divided usually into 5 teams of 3 players each and they battle in a shrinking arena, as per usual. The last team standing with at least one survivor wins.
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Bullet Echo has polished up, but simple visuals, with high graphic range but low textures and lighting…
Bullet Echo has polished up, but simple visuals, with high graphic range but low textures and lighting. This helps improve the seamless flow of the game and makes combat simple and comprehensive, without unnecessary visual decorations. Animations are also simple, but clear and to the point, which is a plus in this genre and setup.
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And, since the graphics are not too demanding, the whole experience is smooth and seamless…
And, since the graphics are not too demanding, the whole experience is smooth and seamless. This game is quite approachable for most of the average mobile devices, even low-end phones. 2GB of RAM is quite enough and Adreno 505 is even more. The game requires Android 6.0 or iOS 10.0 or later and it is not a large download whichever device you go for.
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Bullet Echo is free to play and download. Since it has the hero collector side to it and you level up and evolve heroes, it is not always a fair fight…
Bullet Echo is free to play and download. Since it has the hero collector side to it and you level up and evolve heroes, it is not always a fair fight. But, since you can only play in the ranked system and as you grow stronger you rank up and get stronger enemies, I guess it is somewhat fair.
Of course, you do need to quickly decide on which hero to evolve, if you want to get anywhere. Pay-to-play players have broader freedom here, while free-to-play guys need to decide carefully. Also, since the game is just starting to take wind and many people are beginning to play it, it is a fairly equal environment.
You don’t need to buy anything for real cash and everything is open for farming, but it might take you a long time of course. All heroes and characters can drop from chests, and this game really awards chests and currencies from all sides, progress, rankings, watching ads, you name it.
When you upgrade your characters and you play your top tier heroes, you still start with 100 hp and the basic kit. The leveling up only raises the cap to which you can go with shields, ammo, and other stuff collected within a match. Everybody still starts fair and square.
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It is very engaging and it is a rewarding experience. At its core, it is a fun game with progress opportunities…
As a multiplayer co-op competing experience, Bullet Echo floats my boat. It has the feeling of Crimsonland and Tesla vs. Lovecraft but instead facing endless hordes of monsters, you are playing a tactical war shooter game. It is a very engaging and it is a rewarding experience. It opens up plenty of possibilities for improvisation and player engagement is really important, which is why it is so rewarding, but at its core, it is a fun game with progress opportunities.
game guides and TIPS
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
While it is quite recent, this game has sparked quite the community gatherings online. People are interested in playing against or with each other, in pro teams, and ranking up. But, many also need some help in the form of guides, tips, and tricks to get around some of the games’ basic stuff.
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Each of the characters i.e. heroes has their own set of special abilities that are acquired once you raise the heroes’ tier. You can’t see the ability icon before you do that. Once you get to the appropriate tier and the ability is unlocked, the icon will appear next to the other utility icons on the thumb side that you use for turning, reloading, and stuff.
In the current patch, each hero/character has two skins, one basic and one unlockable. Skins are unlocked solely through in-game events, which rotate on a time basis. The specifications for the current event can be found in the home screen of the game, by tapping the Event icon on the left-hand side.
When in the game’s home screen, find the Heroes icon at the left-hand side, among the 4 tabs for Event, Friends, Missions, and Heroes. Heroes are your characters, and this tab will show all currently obtainable in-game, along with the info about how to get them. Most of them can be found in chests, but some are awarded as a league reward. But all heroes are unlocked by collecting their respective character cards, which drop from all kinds of chests, match rewards, and other sources.
Characters are the same as heroes but this question is also popular. To see how to obtain heroes i.e. characters, please refer to the first tip section above this one.