Shorty Covers

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Rating: 4.61/5 stars (132 ratings)

Shorty Covers Instructions

Aim your shot with the mouse. Fire with the left mouse button. Reload by pressing 'space'. To zoom in with your scope press 'w'. To zoom out press 's'.

Shorty Covers Walkthrough

Shorty Covers is a challenging and engrossing game in which you take on the role of Shorty, the loving, sniping girlfriend of Vinnie. It is your job to get Vinnie's back and protect him as he gets himself into all sorts of trouble through all three challenging 'acts' of this game. The action gets steadily more difficult in this entertaining sniper game as you progress which is part of the reason its so addictive. The graphics are fairly basic but the challenge of completing each level is more than enough to keep your attention and keep you playing.

In Shorty Covers you begin the game armed with your trusty M21 only. As you progress and earn more money, however, you can upgrade your weapon and buy new ones that can be used throughout the game. This is definitely a good idea as you'll need the extra fire power once the game starts getting hard. Be sure you keep an eye on your ammo at the top right of the screen. Reloading takes time and if you want to protect Vinnie, you might not have the time to wait for your weapon to reload. Instead, try reloading before you even run out of ammo. Aim carefully and don't waste shots. This is the best way to make sure you have the ammo you need when you need it.

The great thing about Shorty Covers is that you can retry a failed level as many times as you need to. The only problem is that, unlike many other sniper games online with a story, you can't skip the story when you retry the level. That can get a bit irritating if you have to retry a level multiple times. The story is interesting though and taking the time to watch the full intro will give the game a whole new level of intrigue. That said, be patient through the repeats. The game is enough fun to put up with this small annoyance.

Shorty Covers isn't as always as simple as aiming and shooting. Sometimes you will need to do things to start the action. For example, in Act 1-1 you need to shoot the panel by the entrance (the small box on the wall next to where Vinnie is standing) to lower the bars and allow Vinnie access. This will also draw a number of enemies; some of whom you might not be able to see right away. In this beginning level there is an enemy in both of the darkened windows. Take them both out or they will kill Vinnie. You will also need to help Vinnie take out some of the enemies that appear both in front of and behind him as he won't be able to take them all out on his own. If you allow Vinnie to be killed, your game will be over and you'll have to start again from the beginning of the level. If you have to start from the beginning of the level you will have to take out any bad guys you killed the first time around all over again - clearly something you want to avoid.

The best way to get through Shorty Covers is to take advantage of the upgrades offered you. Upgrade your M21 first. This allows you to earn more money to buy the more advanced weapons and also makes earning that money much easier. When your M21 is fully upgraded it is an excellent weapon and will serve you fairly well in the beginning levels. Once you advance passed a certain point, however, you will more or less need a more advanced weapon. Save your money to buy one. This is, by far, the easiest way to get through the game. Also be sure to make use of your scope. This will help you see enemies and target them more efficiently. If you're looking for a little more blood and guts, consider trying gore mode. It's a lot of fun and adds a little color to the rather basic graphics.

Overall, Shorty Covers is a great game for newcomers to sniper games because the controls are not overly complicated and, while the game is fairly fast paced, it likely won't be too much for a beginner to handle even if they aren't able to make it to the end of the game. More experienced sniper game fans are going to enjoy the difficulty posed by the levels and the fact that they have to figure out the best way to tackle each new challenge. The story is entertaining even if the lack of ability to skip the level intro can be a bit annoying. If you're finding even the beginning levels too difficult stick with it. You will improve and eventually progress. This is great practice for more high intensity games. This is a game for any fan of sniper games regardless of skill level or experience, although it may take a skilled, experienced player to get through the game the whole way.