The App Store is clotted with tower defense games, but you owe it to yourself as a fan of the genre to check this one out when it hits later tonight at 11PM EST. Super Hippo absolutely nails everything you could want out of a solid TD game. It's got an awesome art style, for one, and more importantly, it mechanically holds up.
Split across a ton of chapters, Pirate Legends TD tasks you with protecting a docked pirate ship with a handful of towers, including the standard gun and cannon towers and some interesting twists like a "voodoo" type that ignores enemy armor. Your ship isn't just something to be protected, though -- it's also a valid weapon choice, as it can launch dazzling barrages and generally fire upon creeps that come its way. There's also a variety of special abilities that absolutely wrecks bad guys. In the first level, for example, you can summon a kraken that swallows an entire wave whole. There's also a whirlwind power that lets you push enemies back.
If you want some numbers, Pirate Legends boasts seven environments, 20 towers, and even four boss confrontations. Each level also takes some decent time to complete.
We've got some video above, so definitely check that out, as it pretty much tells you everything you need to know initially. We're going to keep playing through the week, but our first impressions are definitely very good. Look out for some more on this one down the line.
International App Store Link: Way to Go!, 3.99 (Universal)
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