The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.
These picks might be controversial, and that's OK. If you disagree with what we've chosen, let's try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.
Without further ado…
We're finally back to a normal release schedule in the App Store, and there were plenty of strong new games released this week. However, the one that's captured our attention the most is one that I had never even heard of before it appeared for sale. It's Castle Doombad [$2.99] from Adult Swim Games and Grumpyface Studios. The heart of Castle Doombad is a tower defense game, or even a tower offense game depending on how you look at it. You play as the evil Dr. Lord Evilstein who has kidnapped a princess and stashed her in his castle. Of course, people aren't going to just sit back and let a princess go missing, so a deluge of heroes come banging at your castle doors looking to break in and reclaim the fair maiden.
Well, you wouldn't be very evil if you let them just march in and retrieve her, so you'll dig into your deep bag of traps and tricks and outfit your castle's halls with various types of defenses to keep the heroes away from the princess. Castle Doombad definitely has a heavy Dungeon Keeper feel in the way you plan how to lay out your various traps, or to draw comparison to a more mobile-y title, it's very much like a side-view version of Tiny Heroes [Free], which was a big favorite of mine a few years back. Castle Doombad has plenty of levels to work through in its campaign, and you can even unlock an ultra-difficult endless mode, so it's definitely got some legs. And, as with anything Adult Swim and Grumpyface puts out, the sound, visuals, and overall presentation are all through the roof. This really is a special little game. Check out our five-star review as well as our forums for more, and don't let Castle Doombad pass you by.
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