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Screenshot from Knights Onrush

The #1 game in the App Store right now is a $0.99 game called StickWars [App Store] which appears to be a clone of a popular online Flash game called Defend Your Castle by XGen Studios. XGen claims they are the originators of this "Castle Defense" genre which has spawned a number of clones. Meanwhile, XGen has since released their own iPhone version of Defend Your Castle [App Store, $1.99].

Both games have similar gameplay which involves defending your castle from stick-figure enemies by simply flicking them into the air so they fall to their demise. Each game also has an upgrade system with enhanced weapons if you manage to sit through some repetitive gameplay for long enough. You can familiarize yourself with these gameplay videos: Defend Your Castle, StickWars and web-playable Flash game: Defend Your Castle.

Caught up? Well, Chillingo and MoreGames Entertainment have released a new gameplay video for their upcoming Knights Onrush game. MoreGames is also the developer behind iDracula and Origins: Legend of Wizards. Knights Onrush appears to be a version of this Castle Defense genre but with much better graphics and a (seemingly) wider variety of ways to destroy your attackers.

Thankfully gone are the stick-figure drawings and instead are nicely drawn Knight attackers, dragons and explosions. See their trailer for more details:

While only a brief bit is shown, I'm hopeful the game will provide a little more depth to these types of games. There may be also some crossover appeal with fans of Pocket God who could find this to be another outlet for their "unkind" tendencies.

The game is expected in May.

  • Nate

    I Can not wait for this!
    What will the price be?

  • Nate

    I Can not wait for this!
    What will the price be?

  • Kris Jones

    The Knights definitely have some "Castle Crashers" going on there.

  • Kris Jones

    The Knights definitely have some "Castle Crashers" going on there.

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    I think the game could use a reverse mode, i.e. the enemies come attacking from the right side of the screen.

    Same goes to StickWars, where enemies come attacking from the left instead of the currently right.

    Don't you think so?

    • John

      i DO think so...my left thumb can use a break in DYC

    • http://iphone-game-reviews.com Vikram @ iPhone Game Reviews

      Are you left-handed?

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    I think the game could use a reverse mode, i.e. the enemies come attacking from the right side of the screen.

    Same goes to StickWars, where enemies come attacking from the left instead of the currently right.

    Don't you think so?

    • John

      i DO think so...my left thumb can use a break in DYC

    • http://iphone-game-reviews.com Vikram @ iPhone Game Reviews

      Are you left-handed?

  • skamando

    Can anyone say "Behemoth?"
    Will buy though, looks very interesting.

  • skamando

    Can anyone say "Behemoth?"
    Will buy though, looks very interesting.

  • Dudehuge

    Look at the polish of this bad boy. I played Defend your castle quite a lot in flash, but I haven't bought their iPhone version yet.

  • Dudehuge

    Look at the polish of this bad boy. I played Defend your castle quite a lot in flash, but I haven't bought their iPhone version yet.

  • Oliath

    WOW!
    Chillingo do it again.

    That looks fantastic. The look of Stick Wars put me off the title but this version seems alot more indepth and yeah... love the pocket god crossover.

    Can't wait.

  • Oliath

    WOW!
    Chillingo do it again.

    That looks fantastic. The look of Stick Wars put me off the title but this version seems alot more indepth and yeah... love the pocket god crossover.

    Can't wait.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    This whole castle defend game thing really is just a TINY concept,
    so DYC is perfect in style and substance. There is nothing more to
    get out of it. Better graphics are just a bigger deception... :)
    Concept stays too small. But we will see ;)

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    This whole castle defend game thing really is just a TINY concept,
    so DYC is perfect in style and substance. There is nothing more to
    get out of it. Better graphics are just a bigger deception... :)
    Concept stays too small. But we will see ;)

  • Tower Defender

    Whoa! This looks pretty darn polished!! I'll probably check it out if the price is right.

  • Tower Defender

    Whoa! This looks pretty darn polished!! I'll probably check it out if the price is right.

  • http://obsessedwithapple.blogspot.com brewstermax

    I like the stick graphics. I bought both StickWars (before it got to the Top 50), and Defend your Castle. I like both of them, but Stickwars is better, I don't like Defend Your Castle's graphics all that much.

  • http://obsessedwithapple.blogspot.com brewstermax

    I like the stick graphics. I bought both StickWars (before it got to the Top 50), and Defend your Castle. I like both of them, but Stickwars is better, I don't like Defend Your Castle's graphics all that much.

  • thebleeptruth

    I'm buying this 100%! I'm loving the graphics, and the different ways of killing the oncoming troops. But I wish a more realistic game will come out where you have to manage the defense of your medieval castle. Will be looking forward to that. But for now, I'm hooked with this game.

  • thebleeptruth

    I'm buying this 100%! I'm loving the graphics, and the different ways of killing the oncoming troops. But I wish a more realistic game will come out where you have to manage the defense of your medieval castle. Will be looking forward to that. But for now, I'm hooked with this game.

  • Martin

    well hopefully theyll develop a game where you have to attack... like in patapon... doesnt have to be about music though...

  • Martin

    well hopefully theyll develop a game where you have to attack... like in patapon... doesnt have to be about music though...

  • Sandman

    OMG! They killed Orko!

  • Sandman

    OMG! They killed Orko!

  • ryoi

    are you guys making an rpg? are you???

  • ryoi

    are you guys making an rpg? are you???

  • spiffyone

    "....MoreGames is also the developer behind iDracula and Origins: Legend of Wizards."

    How about they take a little break from developing this game and give us a goddamn update to both iDracula and Origins that provides an option for screen flip among other things? How 'bout they do that first?

    Good looking game and all, but if it doesn't have screen flip I ain't buying, and I recommend the same to all. It's not comfortable nor any friggin' fun having the friggin' headphone jack jabbing one in the hand while playing a game.

    • David

      LOL
      No one noticed that its supposed to be ORIONS???
      I agree though, they really need to get to updating their games.

    • thebleeptruth

      Definitely agree with the screen flipping. Why haven't they updated iDracula yet with that???

  • spiffyone

    "....MoreGames is also the developer behind iDracula and Origins: Legend of Wizards."

    How about they take a little break from developing this game and give us a goddamn update to both iDracula and Origins that provides an option for screen flip among other things? How 'bout they do that first?

    Good looking game and all, but if it doesn't have screen flip I ain't buying, and I recommend the same to all. It's not comfortable nor any friggin' fun having the friggin' headphone jack jabbing one in the hand while playing a game.

    • David

      LOL
      No one noticed that its supposed to be ORIONS???
      I agree though, they really need to get to updating their games.

    • thebleeptruth

      Definitely agree with the screen flipping. Why haven't they updated iDracula yet with that???

  • Michael Jackson

    ^you mad?

    This game seems hella fun! I think my kid will be distracted all night once again!

  • Michael Jackson

    ^you mad?

    This game seems hella fun! I think my kid will be distracted all night once again!

  • Stykman

    yes this looks just like age of war!!

  • Stykman

    yes this looks just like age of war!!

  • Stykman

    But its a mix of it and defend your castle i think

  • Stykman

    But its a mix of it and defend your castle i think

  • Greg

    That's some beautiful artwork... I'm looking forward to it

  • Greg

    That's some beautiful artwork... I'm looking forward to it

  • OnVacation

    Was searching for Knight Onrush and chanced upon another interesting game: Voice Onrush. Downloaded both and enjoyed myself on both games.
    For those interested, take a look at http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/jailbreak-voice-onrush/id355664630?mt=8#

  • OnVacation

    Was searching for Knight Onrush and chanced upon another interesting game: Voice Onrush. Downloaded both and enjoyed myself on both games.
    For those interested, take a look at http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/jailbreak-voice-onrush/id355664630?mt=8#