Category Archives: Tower Defense

Firehose Games's PC Tower Defense Game 'Go Home Dinosaurs' Hits iPad Tonight

Heads up: Firehose Games's tower defense title, Go Home Dinosaurs, is currently worming its way through international App Stores. It'll be available alongside a bunch of other brand new games around 11PM EST here in the states. As we've covered before, it will be launching at $4.99, which seems like a good deal for a pretty fleshed out game...

Being a creep ain't all that bad. Well, at least, that's what the Anomaly series has taught me. If you're not familiar, these are tower offense games. Both have you play as the horde of dudes descending on a bunch of turrets instead of the other way around. It's a neat twist that literally turns the genre on its head. And if you haven't seen or played either, now's a good time to jump on the train. Both Anomalies, Earth [$3.99 / $1.99 / $3.99] and Korea [$3.99], are on sale for a limited time. ..

PC Tower Defense Game 'Go Home Dinosaurs' Coming To iPad This May

Firehose Games's PC tower defense game, Go Home Dinosaurs, is a game about protecting an army of gopher's midsummer stash of BBQ from a toothy, slow-walking horde of prehistoric foes. Let that sink in for a moment. In the upbeat, ridiculous world of Go Home, gophers and dinosaurs come together to fight over delicious meat after the dinosaurs try to take said meat from the gophers. It's a crazy conceit, but it works because Firehose embraces it totally and molds a uniquely irreverent look and feel for a tower defense game around it. Also, Go Home isn't slouch where it counts: mechanically, it's a solid TD game...

Foursaken Media's Block Fortress [$1.99] is one of those games that could last you forever. It plops you into a Minecraft-like block-based sandbox, tasks you with creating the most impenetrable fortress possible out of those blocks, and then sends wave after wave of enemies in to see if your creation will indeed stand up to the test. Oh, and while these enemies are attacking you're thrust face-first into the action by dropping into your created map in first-person mode, allowing you to help blast away at the baddies yourself. It's pretty great stuff...

The reveal trailer for Kingdom Rush: Frontiers the other day got us thinking about how awesome the original Kingdom Rush [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)] is, so we decided to give it the Rewind treatment in case any of you guys might have missed it. We played through the first few levels and made some insanely poor tactical decisions along the way...

Here's A Teaser Trailer for 'Kingdom Rush: Frontiers'

If you've got your finger on the pulse of everything that is Kingdom Rush, you probably already knew that a new Kingdom Rush game called Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is coming down the pipe. Creator Ironhide Games has been teasing it for a bit on its blog, releasing a few vague details and images every now and then. Earlier this week, a teaser trailer for the game hit the web, and we thought it was cool enough to show off to you guys...

'Block Fortress' Review - An Awesome Melding of Genres

There's been a lot of talk lately about Block Fortress [$1.99] and for good reason. Rare have we  ever witnessed a game that manages to combine tower-defense, first-person shooters and creative sandboxing genres all in one game. Foursaken Media's Block Fortress not only successfully accomplishes such a feat, but manages to do it in such a way that truly makes its sum greater than its (individual genre) parts. There's a lot of love about Block Fortress, making it a game that really needs to be checked out...

Unsurprisingly, like anything with even a hint of Minecraft mixed in, Foursaken Media's Block Fortress [$1.99] is absolutely ripping up the iTunes charts. Brad and I bumbled around a bit in game for a TA Plays, there's a stupid-huge thread in our forums, and we've even had the developers share some tips. Well, TouchArcade reader and apparent Block Fortress pro-level player who goes by "Giggles Grimm" sent us some of his tips, and we figured we had to share them with the rest of our community. Keep in mind, these tips are a little more advanced with some assumed knowledge that you as a player have spent some time with the game. Trust me, it'll all make sense once you do...

There are a lot of themes that have been overdone in iOS -- zombies and retro-themed visuals, to name a few. However, one area that hasn't been fully explored is Greek mythology. Chillingo's Fury of the Gods [Free] looks to address that by combining well-known ancient mythology thematics with interactive tower-defense gameplay. While Fury's difficulty curve seems to lend itself a bit too much towards IAP, the core game is enjoyable and adds some nice touches to the traditional tower defense genre...

Foursaken Media's recently released Block Fortress [$1.99] has proven once again that the development studio comprised of four brothers are masterful at blending different genre elements into one cohesive package. Their previous releases like Bug Heroes [Free] and Heroes and Castles [$2.99] made a similar point, but Block Fortress takes it to another level...

Block Fortress [$1.99] is a blast. It's a sandbox tower defense game that plays like Minecraft, except with guns. Across the game's modes, you're tasked with plopping down a base and defending it against waves of armed and armored goblins. You can erect walls, dig moats, and build turrets in order to do this. You can also take the fight to the goblins with your own weapons, if you're feeling froggy. For the most part, a good chunk of the experience revolves around resource hoarding -- you need to gather the cash that goblins drop and use it to effectively to defend and fix your base as the horde morphs from sword-carrying idiots to aggressive gun or bomb-toting maniacs. The push and pull feels frantic, but fun and the action is surprisingly solid...

Five Alarm Freebie Alert: 'Plants vs. Zombies' on iPhone and iPad Go Free for the First Time

Here's a real treat. One of the most popular and beloved tower defense games, and really just one of the most popular games in general, Plants vs. Zombies [$0.99] and its iPad counterpart Plants vs. Zombies HD [$0.99 (HD)] are both currently free for the first time ever...

As you can imagine from its title, i-Free's I am Vegend: Zombiegeddon [$1.99 / Free] doesn't take itself seriously. Blatantly spoofing tons of references from popular mobile gaming titles, Vegend also employs this philosophy in its gameplay, combining action with tower defense elements from a multitude of sources. While this leads to a game that should be innately familiar to those that have played iOS tower defense titles, Vegend still manages to leave its own mark as an enjoyable and amusing game worth checking out...

'Anomaly Korea' Review - If It Ain't Broke...

When 11 Bit Studios released Anomaly Warzone Earth [$1.99 / $3.99] on iOS in 2011, we were blown away by its unique 'tower offense' take on a genre that had grown stagnant. Fast forward a year and a half later and the first sequel to the acclaimed game has finally arrived. While Anomaly Korea [$3.99] continues to impress with the same great gameplay and concepts as its predecessor, folks looking for more than cursory improvements may be a little disappointed...

The coolest thing about strategy games is that they can come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Some are contemplative, lean back style experiences. Others are fast and reflex-y. Some strategy games do a little bit of everything as far as pacing goes. We see a nice mix across the board on the App Store...

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