Bear Hero is a fun roguelike platformer where you play as a bear (who is very heroic) and try to navigate an randomly generated overworld maze.
Before the game starts you’re presented with a choice of two images (for example a cat and a dog), you choose one and a selection of bears are eliminated from the herd. You repeat this process a few times until your left with one bear. That bear is you, and depending on your choices you’ll have different class of bear with unique stars and skills (including clerics, Tricksters, Duelists and demigods).
There are three types of stages that you can enter into from the world map: health-levels (where you gain health), treasure-levels (where you gain loot) and battle-levels (where you do battle). Every bear has a basic swipe attack with with a significant cooldown period (dependent on your stats). This forces you to think strategically about your moves, learning attack patterns and precisely timing your attacks.
Bear Hero is a pretty tough game, but it strangely addictive and rewards perseverance. Much like Spellunky, it will punish you for your mistakes, but you’ll always come back for more.
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