Tower defense vs castle defense vs base defense

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  1. Stirolak26

    Stirolak26 Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference between these three genres of games? Or are they all interchangeable terms? Is crystal war for example castle defense or is it an rts? What about plants vs zombies?
     
  2. dyscode

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    #2 dyscode, Oct 16, 2010
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    In my book i would make the following rough distinctions:

    Tower Defense:
    - a path leads to your `center`
    - enemies come on that aroundabout path to your center.
    - you place defense units along this path
    - the center itself is usually undefended and cannot be rebuild or upgraded.
    - you win when the enemy waves are defeated.
    - you lose after a certain number of enemies hit your center.
    example: geoDefense

    Castle Defense
    - you (try to) kill the enemies as they approach your castle in direct ways
    - with your only defense IS the castle.
    - you can level up your castle and it´s units etc.
    - when the enemy reaches your castle,they start to damage it
    but you still can kill them off.
    - you loose when the castle´s is destroyed.
    - you win by defeating the enemy waves.
    example: Besieged.

    Base Defense:
    - there are two opposite bases on the playfield.
    - throwing units at each other
    - which fight when they meet somewhere on the playfield
    - the winning unit moves on to the enemy base.
    - units level up, you base usually not.
    - the one destroying the enemies base first, wins.
    example: Alien9, Armageddon

    update: what they have in common is that they are usually in real time, not turn based.

    now these are the basic concepts only*. Some other games
    just bend the concepts as they see fit or add RTS and other management features.


    *neither complete nor ultimate
     
  3. pavarotti2007

    pavarotti2007 Well-Known Member

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    Could someone please list some games of each type for the iphone/iPod Touch?
     
  4. csklimowski

    csklimowski Well-Known Member

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    Tower Defense:

    Star Defense
    TowerMadness
    Sentinel 1 and 2
    geoDefense and geoDefense Swarm
    Besieged

    Castle Defense:

    Knights Onrush
    ZombieSmash
    StickWars
    Castle Frenzy

    Base Defense:

    Castle Conflict
    Ancient War
     
  5. pavarotti2007

    pavarotti2007 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for that
    :)
     
  6. dyscode

    dyscode Well-Known Member

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    #6 dyscode, Oct 17, 2010
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    Now Besieged is a Castle Defense, isn´t it?

    at least I build my specs list on it.
    And usually only castle-type buildings are ´besieged´:rolleyes:
     

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