There is by no means any kind of shortage of tower defense games for the iPhone, and for a good reason. The genre works great with the touch screen controls, and most of the games are fantastic for playing for a few minutes at a time on the go. We've recently got word of two new contenders throwing their hat in to the tower defense ring:

Bloons Tower Defense - Playing on the success of the balloon popping game Bloons [99¢ / Free], Digital Goldfish recently released this trailer for their tower defense spinoff game. Similar to Bloons, Bloons Tower Defense also started as a popular flash game. Will Bloons Tower Defense see the same positioning on the App Store top ten as Bloons did? It's hard to say, but if they can recruit the army of Bloons players in to being tower defense junkies, they will really be on to something.

Moonlight Minions - Another 2D tower defense game with a few unique twists and a very nice art style. Each monster in game has their own abilities such as being able to teleport, spawn hatchlings, or even go in to stealth mode. To cope with these abilities, in addition to the array of towers there's also a bar along the bottom with three different powers you can use. The lightning bolt does heavy damage to a single target and stuns nearby monsters, the earthquake briefly stuns all the monsters when you shake the iPhone, and there's even a meteor shower that does periodic area effect damage. Also included are two different boss types which also have their own powers too.

Both Bloons Tower Defense and Moonlight Minions are coming soon.

  • Adams Immersive

    More TDs? DO we really need that?

    Yes :) This is a good thing: TD is a widely-varied genre, just like platformers. And at these prices, I'm happy to stock up! I like TD, but I like variety even better. Keep 'em coming.

  • Adams Immersive

    More TDs? DO we really need that?

    Yes :) This is a good thing: TD is a widely-varied genre, just like platformers. And at these prices, I'm happy to stock up! I like TD, but I like variety even better. Keep 'em coming.

  • master lee

    i love TD games and this one looks awesome..........lol

  • master lee

    i love TD games and this one looks awesome..........lol

  • DannyV

    Uh huh...more TDs...interesting.

  • DannyV

    Uh huh...more TDs...interesting.

  • cosmicrob

    I've got a page full of TD games, but I have to say that I love them all for different reasons and the iPhone touch screen seems to be the perfect interface for this kind of game.

    • Levi

      @cosmicrob, Couldn't have said it better myself

  • cosmicrob

    I've got a page full of TD games, but I have to say that I love them all for different reasons and the iPhone touch screen seems to be the perfect interface for this kind of game.

    • Levi

      @cosmicrob, Couldn't have said it better myself

  • lespaul

    bloons TD will be a hit!
    itll be my number 1 game for sure. i love that game.

    • Chris Smith

      Wow! Moonlight Minions looks crazy! I really like how the monsters drop items too, definitely going to check that one out

  • lespaul

    bloons TD will be a hit!
    itll be my number 1 game for sure. i love that game.

    • Chris Smith

      Wow! Moonlight Minions looks crazy! I really like how the monsters drop items too, definitely going to check that one out

  • MicroAndrew

    Wow! Moonlight minions looks kick ass. I like that they are actually bringing something new to the table.

  • MicroAndrew

    Wow! Moonlight minions looks kick ass. I like that they are actually bringing something new to the table.

  • xVietx

    Seems like Chris Smith and MicroAndrew are either the same people or developers of the game or affiliated with it somehow. No problem with that though. xD

    They both look like great TDs. Moonlight Minions has some really nice-looking graphics. I've always been a fan of the Bloons TD flash version though so I'm getting it the minute I see it released :D

  • xVietx

    Seems like Chris Smith and MicroAndrew are either the same people or developers of the game or affiliated with it somehow. No problem with that though. xD

    They both look like great TDs. Moonlight Minions has some really nice-looking graphics. I've always been a fan of the Bloons TD flash version though so I'm getting it the minute I see it released :D

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    I spend much hours in the Bloons Tower Defense 3, and more with the Money Hacks, HeHe.

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    I spend much hours in the Bloons Tower Defense 3, and more with the Money Hacks, HeHe.

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