Category Archives: Tower Defense

It seems like Subatomic and Halfbrick are on the same page lately, as both companies released an update last week for the iPad versions of their game which have finally come to the iPhone versions this week. One week ago today, Fieldrunners 2 HD [$4.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] was updated with a couple of new towers as well as two new Christmas-themed power-ups. Today those items have come to Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99 / Free] on the iPhone, along with widescreen support for the iPhone 5...

Back in late October, the excellent Fieldrunners 2 HD [$4.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] for the iPad received an update which added a new Halloween-themed tower into the mix, as well as some technical improvements. On the iPhone that same update came to the regular Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99] shortly after, and notably it also added a fairly controversial IAP Coin Store where you could trade in your real money for the virtual kind...

Halloween, of all things, has come to Fieldrunners 2 HD [$4.99 (HD)]. In the tower defense title's latest update, creator Subatomic Studios has added the BOOM-kin Tower. Basically, it's a pumpkin equipped with two cannons. Alec Shobin, Subatomic PR dude and TouchArcade forums public enemy number one, tells us that it's a "super cool" addition to the game. He would...

Earlier this morning, Eli and I checked out Blade Guardian [$0.99]. It's a Mistwalker-designed tower defense game with what theoretically should be a hot hook: a randomly spawning roving tower that can morph into a ball and roll through creeps. In practice, it's not so cool. In addition to wrecking enemies, these balls also demolish your towers, setting you up to get rocked by anything that spawns after the initial destruction. ..

For better or worse, it's not uncommon to see at least one zombie themed game on our radar during the weekly release cycle. This week sees the launch of Dead Stop [$0.99], the latest from Chillingo and Techland (maker of Dead Island) and the most recent entry into the tower defense genre. While Dead Stop does a great job with its overall presentation and gameplay, an uneven difficulty curve along with a subsequent reliance on premium/IAP currency make the game more frustrating than it needs to be...

Blue Dragon and Party Wave creator Mistwalker is finishing up another iPhone and iPad title, the studio announced this morning. The game? It's a tower defense title dubbed Blade Guardian...

Freebie Alert: Tower Defense Title 'Kingdom Rush' Goes Free on iPhone

Back in December of last year, Ironhide Games released an iPad version of their hugely popular tower defense Flash game Kingdom Rush HD [$2.99 (HD)]. It didn’t drastically reinvent the tower defense genre or anything, but its production values were at a really high level and the game exuded a very likable kind of charm. Of course, it didn’t hurt that it had fun and challenging gameplay, either...

Earlier this morning, Eli and I spent some time with Fieldrunners 2 HD, the iPad version of Fieldrunners 2. In a nutshell, it's a bigger, sharper version of the game, as it supports new iPad resolution. It also rocks a few new features, including five new towers, iCloud support, and over an hour of developer commentary. ..

One thing that I wasn't expecting to see yesterday was an update to the original Fieldrunners [$0.99] on iPhone, but just a couple of months removed from the launch of its critically acclaimed sequel Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99], that’s exactly what Subatomic Studios has delivered. And it’s a great one...

PopCap’s beloved take on tower defense Plants vs. Zombies [$0.99] and its iPad counterpart Plants vs. Zombies HD [$0.99 (HD)] have both received updates today. A “Last Stand” game pack offers up 5 brand new levels as well as an endless level, and there are 3 new achievements to unlock as well. A new Mallet pack will let you swing on your zombie enemies while in Survival or Last Stand...

As much as I love tower defense games, I have to admit that there's currently an issue of over-saturation within the genre. As such, I'm always looking for games that differentiate themselves from the pack. Bulkypix's Bug Invasion [$1.99] attempts to do so with its emphasis on nature's smaller denizens. Unfortunately, while battling for food supremacy offers a different take on tower defense, Bug Invasion falters in basic genre staples, leading to an overall generic experience...

Back in July, Subatomic Studios released Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99], the highly anticipated sequel to the first real breakout success tower defense game on the App Store. It was nearly four years in the making, but worth the wait, as Fieldrunners 2 delivered everything we’d hoped it would and then some in our review...

The Teaser Video for Upcoming 'Anomaly Korea' Has Us Pretty Excited

We were totally crazy about Anomaly Warzone Earth [$1.99 / $3.99] when it first launched, as if that wasn't evident by our glowing five star review. Over the last year, the topic has come up several times in discussion of how badly we wanted more. Well, the sequel was announced last week, while don't have any more specifics, we do have this radical teaser trailer:..

Lucky Frame's music/tower defense hybrid Bad Hotel [$1.99] is the best kind of weird there is, the kind that makes you wonder exactly what the developers were thinking and if there's anything you can do to encourage them to keep going down that Rabbit Hole. More attuned towards its tower defense roots than its musical background, Bad Hotel will have you doing what few tower defense games have ever attempted to do before: defend towers...

'Anomaly Warzone Earth' Sequel, 'Anomaly Korea,' Announced

11 Bit Studios isn't done with Anomaly, it seems. The studio has just announced a brand new follow-up, dubbed Anomaly Korea. It's a new chapter, complete with new units, player powers, and an "even more frantic race" to defeat the alien horde, which has bunkered in Korea instead of Tokyo this time around...

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