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Basic Information

Bows are a standard weapon found in several video games. Much like the sword, the bow is another weapon featured heavily in medieval-based fantasy games. The bow is typically used as an alternative weapon (and is rarely the main weapon) that allows for long range attacks, and sometimes limited ammunition.

In more recent games, bows have similar mechanics to those found in First-person shooters, in that they can be shot from a first-person perspective, and require ammo power-ups dropped by enemies or purchased at stores.