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This article was published on July 1, 2015


The most addictive game you’ll play today only uses the arrow keys

The most addictive game you’ll play today only uses the arrow keys
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Once upon a time, there was Guitar Hero, which required you to be fleet of finger to master the hits.

Now, meet Arrow Hero, which uses your fast fingers to…um…rack up a high score by hitting the arrow keys at the right moment.

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It’s very simple – as you can see from the GIF at the top of the page – but like so many really basic games before it, it’s also very addictive.

The most maddening thing is that the game’s creator says “you win when you manage to make a score you are proud of.” How will I know?

Give it a go and let us know how you scored in the poll below and the comments section.

You can also find the code for the game on GitHub.

Arrow Hero [by Acelis Weaven]

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