A darkness has risen from the depths and it is threatening the land. Wage war against the legion of darkness in the addictive game, Bowmaster Prelude. Foul creatures adorned with weapons and armor are marching toward your castle. Put an end to this ungodly procession before they overrun your kingdom! Let your actions serve as light as you disperse this lethal shadow legion!

Bowmaster Prelude is a strategic defense game where you use the giant bow placed on top of your castle to fend off the swarming waves of enemies. Your objective is to destroy these enemy waves as they come and protect your banner from being taken while also trying to deal damage to the enemy castle. With each level, your enemy will grow stronger and become more challenging to deal with. When you first start the game, you have a chance to customize your banner. Choose different colors and icons -- decide on the best color combination to reflect your crusade against evil. If you want, you can also change the banner and colors of your enemies, too. Once ready, you can jump right into the action. On the game screen, you will see two castles. The enemy castle is on the right side of the screen and you can recognize it from its twisted and heinous architecture. The darkness might harbor an intimidating castle, but you also have your own great weapon. The legendary magical bow, which is positioned on top of your castle! To control it, simply pull it with your mouse, aim, and then fire! You have a basic arrow type at the start but as you kill enemies and earn experience points, you can unlock many more powerful varieties! There is a total of 19 upgrades you can unlock to defeat the enemy!

Darkness closes in but thankfully you are here to stop it. Command the armies and put an end to the invasion with games in our free strategy games collection! We also have a large choice of Tower Defense games, such as the famous Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush Frontiers!


Jason Reinsvold made Bowmaster Prelude.

Release Date

January 2007


  • Medieval-themed weapons and troops
  • Use the giant bow
  • Entertaining gameplay
  • 2D graphics


Use your mouse to play this game.