Category Archives: Tower Defense

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...

With the release of one long-awaited tower defense game out of the way, it seems as if other developers are now stepping up to the plate, looking to ride the proverbial wave of increased interest in the classic iOS genre. Commando Jack [Free], from the folks at Colossal Games and Chillingo, is one such tower defense. However, while the majority of Commando Jack follows the general themes of tower defense rather closely, its ability to jump into the action first-person style does a good job of differentiating the game from the rest...

Hands-on Preview of 'Bad Hotel' - A Music/Tower Defense Hybrid from Lucky Frame

Playing Bad Hotel, you can almost see the list of 'what ifs' that drives its development. What if, instead of defending a base with towers, you defend a tower with itself? What if every room you add not only serves a practical purpose, but also adds to a player-generated orchestra? What if all of that was even crazier than it sounded?..

'Fieldrunners 2' Review - The iOS Tower Defense Classic is Back in a Big Way

I've been on the same map in Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99] for half the day and it's driving me up the wall. Like a textual Yoda, the in-game help keeps telling me the same thing, “Use the choke points.” I do but keep failing. When I attempt to save up for lasers, I find myself getting overrun. When I trust in bargain-bin Gatling guns, I find myself getting exactly what I paid for. The happy medium exists somewhere. I know it. I just need to figure out how to get it...

If you can't tell by now, we've been really excited for Subatomic Studios' Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99] for quite a long time now. This morning, Brad and I took a quick look at it, but we've been following it for a long time, even talking to the developers about the game...

Earlier this morning, Eli and I spent a good chunk of time with Subatomic Studios' mega awesome Fieldrunners 2 on iPhone. On the surface, it's a super smooth tower defense game that packs in just about any kind of standard tower defense mode, tower, enemy, and even special ability that you could possibly want in a tower defense game. Looking deeper, it has a flair and character that you don't see in other TD games. Super smart AI behaviors and an engine that can render tons of dudes on-screen round out the package...

As much as I enjoy standard tower defense games, it’s always nice to check out a title that tries to push the genre in a new direction. Strikefleet Omega [Free] takes the core defender mechanic and combines it with real-time strategy elements and succeeds quite well in doing so. In fact, the only major issue that sullies an otherwise great title is its pushy IAP scheme...

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