We really like when a game can take a well worn genre and do something different to really turn it on its head. Such is the case with Simutronics' Tiny Heroes [Free]. It may look like your average tower defense title at first blush, but it actually takes much of those core gameplay concepts and mashes them together with the classic game Dungeon Keeper, providing a fresh take on the tired strategy defense genre. In Tiny Heroes, it's almost like you're playing as the dungeon itself. Your job is to set various traps and guards at key points in the dungeon to prevent heroes from coming in and swiping all of your treasure.

It's a fun idea and works incredibly well, and right now you can find that out for yourself as Tiny Heroes has gone temporarily free. If you for some reason still need convincing to download a free game, then be sure to check out our 5 star review of Tiny Heroes and our bonus podcast interview with two of the developers at Simutronics. Also – and this is privileged information so try to keep it on the down low – during that podcast interview we find out the secret to unlocking the special TouchArcade level defense in Tiny Heroes. But shhhhhh, don't tell anybody about that ok? It'll be our little secret.

At any rate, definitely grab Tiny Heroes while it's free, you won't regret it if you're a fan of good strategy games.

  • http://twitter.com/myglasseye my glass eye

    Did you mean 'Dungeon Keeper'? That was the game that sprang to mind as I was reading the intro here, not 'Dungeon Master' which was a completely different game...

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Oops yeah, I did mean Dungeon Keeper. Thanks pointing that out :)

  • http://yendi.livejournal.com Adam Lipkin

    Heh. My Glass Eye, I got incredibly excited when I saw the "Dungeon Master" comparison -- it's still one of my all-time favorite games.

    That said, I still nabbed this one, as it does sound pretty cool.

  • http://twitter.com/AhiruDuck Ahiru Nakamura

    it's a great TD game, plus having Game Center achievements is always good!

  • http://twitter.com/nsxdavid nsxdavid

    Thanks for the extra love TA!

    One thing, it's not a secret TA level.  It's a secret, hidden, super-cool touchArcade-themed defense.

    David