Bear Hero is a fun roguelike platformer where you play as a bear (who is very heroic) and try to navigate a randomly generated overworld maze.
Before the game starts you’re presented with a choice of two images (for example a cat and a dog), then depending on which one you choose, a selction of bears are removed from the herd. You repeat this process until you’re left with one bear. That bear is you, and depending on your choices you’ll have a 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 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.
UPDATE: This Alpha Is No Longer Available