173412Ngmoco has dropped the price of its 3D tower defense game Star Defense [App Store] from the original price of $5.99 to $2.99. The game has also been updated a few times since its original release. The latest 1.3 update brings a number of new planets and features:

  • Two new challenge planets are now available. These planets have unique scenarios separate from the campaign missions.
  • Freeplay mode added. After beating a planet in the campaign, you can now play at your leisure with an unlimited tower cap.
  • New commendations added. Add to your +Points by unlocking them.
  • Lefty mode added! You can toggle this setting in options.

We quite enjoyed the fast pace of managing your towers on all sides of a 3D object, but the value of the 3D element had some mixed responses in our forums. We think it's a great value at $2.99, so if you were on the fence before, here's your chance.

App Store Link: Star Defense, $2.99

  • Booch138

    I don't really care what anyone says, Star Defence owns. Yeah it doesn't bring a whole lot new to the table, but the 3D planet idea is just fun. Gives it a difference challenge. Plus the Challenge planets are a blast.

  • Booch138

    I don't really care what anyone says, Star Defence owns. Yeah it doesn't bring a whole lot new to the table, but the 3D planet idea is just fun. Gives it a difference challenge. Plus the Challenge planets are a blast.

  • Johnny82

    -Adds ngmoco to list of companies that drops price quickly.

    Well, here's another company that I will remember not to purchase right away from. They are on my wait for sale list now lol. It's weird, the thing that holds me back the most from some purchases that are a bit pricier is the fear of a sale the next day. Been burned too many times!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Same here. Although basic, this game is just another level compared to ALL other TD games on the iPhone. It's a whole world to sink into... fantastic game, which everyone should experience.

  • Johnny82

    -Adds ngmoco to list of companies that drops price quickly.

    Well, here's another company that I will remember not to purchase right away from. They are on my wait for sale list now lol. It's weird, the thing that holds me back the most from some purchases that are a bit pricier is the fear of a sale the next day. Been burned too many times!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Same here. Although basic, this game is just another level compared to ALL other TD games on the iPhone. It's a whole world to sink into... fantastic game, which everyone should experience.

  • NagaRoyalGuard

    Finally, the wait for this sale is over.

    Funny, I am pretty sure I was going to buy it tomorrow, but heh, it seems that luck exists after all :D

  • NagaRoyalGuard

    Finally, the wait for this sale is over.

    Funny, I am pretty sure I was going to buy it tomorrow, but heh, it seems that luck exists after all :D

  • Adams Immersive

    It didn't drop all that quickly: it has been nearly 2 months since release, and this is the first price change.

  • Adams Immersive

    It didn't drop all that quickly: it has been nearly 2 months since release, and this is the first price change.

  • Arnold

    It is interesting to see how two companies taking on a total different approach to this genre. Chillingo's Defender Chronicles in pure 2D while Ngmoco opts for 3D.

    I own DC and absolutely loving it with its RPG elements. I doubt Star Defense can match that but will give it a chance for this price drop.

  • Arnold

    It is interesting to see how two companies taking on a total different approach to this genre. Chillingo's Defender Chronicles in pure 2D while Ngmoco opts for 3D.

    I own DC and absolutely loving it with its RPG elements. I doubt Star Defense can match that but will give it a chance for this price drop.

  • brüno

    wake me up when it's free

  • brüno

    wake me up when it's free

  • Johnny82

    2 months is pretty quick. If the iPhone as a gaming platform is to be taken seriously people have to stop expecting everything to be $0.99. If every DS or PSP game dropped price after 1-2 months, who the heck would go out of their way to buy it right away? Knowing instead of 59.99 its going down to 10.99.

    I know it's weird to complain about sales, but it really sucks when something goes on sale right after you buy it. And more importantly, if companies can't make money putting out quality games, we are going to have an app store full of Bejeweled type games. If a good game is priced at $9.99, people WILL buy it. If its good.

  • Johnny82

    2 months is pretty quick. If the iPhone as a gaming platform is to be taken seriously people have to stop expecting everything to be $0.99. If every DS or PSP game dropped price after 1-2 months, who the heck would go out of their way to buy it right away? Knowing instead of 59.99 its going down to 10.99.

    I know it's weird to complain about sales, but it really sucks when something goes on sale right after you buy it. And more importantly, if companies can't make money putting out quality games, we are going to have an app store full of Bejeweled type games. If a good game is priced at $9.99, people WILL buy it. If its good.

  • Joe

    @Johnny obviously they don't sell since people like yourself wait "add devs to a list " that they won't buy from. If you really think games deserve to earn high prices then you should buy then when released and not wait for sales.

    Otherwise you are contributing to the constant sales.

  • Joe

    @Johnny obviously they don't sell since people like yourself wait "add devs to a list " that they won't buy from. If you really think games deserve to earn high prices then you should buy then when released and not wait for sales.

    Otherwise you are contributing to the constant sales.

  • yacoub

    Yeah, this price drop wasn't quick at all, really.

    But as for Johnny: "-Adds ngmoco to list of companies that drops price quickly." Uhm, they were definitely already on that list. =P

  • yacoub

    Yeah, this price drop wasn't quick at all, really.

    But as for Johnny: "-Adds ngmoco to list of companies that drops price quickly." Uhm, they were definitely already on that list. =P

  • Mel

    Call me when it's $0.99

    I'm sure they'll throw in ads for their other games if they haven't already. Then make it free.

    Yawn.

    Bite me, ngmoco. ;)

    • Pumapayam

      Okay, it's $0.99 now, after being $1.99.

      What's your phone number. . . :P

  • Mel

    Call me when it's $0.99

    I'm sure they'll throw in ads for their other games if they haven't already. Then make it free.

    Yawn.

    Bite me, ngmoco. ;)

    • Pumapayam

      Okay, it's $0.99 now, after being $1.99.

      What's your phone number. . . :P

  • marvin

    In star defense how do i submit a high score onto the leaderboard?

  • marvin

    In star defense how do i submit a high score onto the leaderboard?