Reign of Swords: EPISODE II Submitted to App Store

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Update: Our review of Reign of Swords II is now live. Read it here

Like the RTS category for the iDevice, quality TBSes (Turn Based Strategies) are few and far between, with the two most recent and noteworthy being Uniwar and the highly anticipated Mecho Wars. Not to be left in the dust, Punch Entertainment is releasing EPISODE II of Reign of Swords (RoS), one of the very first true TBSes to hit the App Store back in Sept of ’08. TMA’s Young reviewed the first RoS and found it to be enjoyable with deep gameplay elements, giving it our ‘Grab It’ rating.  Fans of the original will be happy to know that Episode II features a completely new turn-based multiplayer system, new maps and units, vast improvements and a new look-and-feel.  If all is in order, this sequel will build on what is already a very solid TBS and draw new players in the the world of Reign of Swords.

Wait, there’s more! To celebrate the release of Ep. II, the devs have dropped the price of the first RoS to only $0.99 (down from $4.99). This is a great deal if you’re new to the series or looking for a deep and engaging multiplayer strategy game. Be sure to check out more details on Episode II along with screenies after the jump.

Reign of Swords, Punch Entertainment, $0.99, 5.1MB
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Star Defense in Review – TD Given the Super Mario Galaxy Treatment

If there’s one genre of games that has gone through a gamut of change, it’s Tower Defense. Much like the variety of Super Mario Brothers games, there has been a gradual shift from 2D to 3D gameplay. Not content with just 3D graphics and gameplay, the most recent change in the Super Mario Brothers world has been the ability to fully explore a multitude of small planets in an amazing 3D experience. Star Defense represents this next stage in the evolution of TD games…one that breathes new life into a tried and true formula.

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Archmage Defense in Review – Skull Shattering Fun!

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Now that the App Store is running amuck more than ever with defence titles ranging from TD to space and now to Castle Defence games, hearty finger fighters should have many reasons to stay happily violent. Archmage Defense is a stunning game that shows how well the better part of a dollar can be well spent.

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Quantum Collapse Latest RTS to Hit App Store

quantumcollapse_release2Unlike the Tower Defense genre, iDevice gamers have yet to be bombarded with RTS (Real Time Strategy) titles. Perhaps the most notable thus far are ‘Warfare Incorporated‘ – the first real RTS to hit the App Store, ‘Rise of Lost Empires‘ – Gameloft’s answer to a mobile Warcraft and ‘Ancient Tribes‘ – CDE’s sleeper hit that is suprisingly fun with deep gameplay. Now, you can add Javier Davalos’ Quantum Collapse to the mix of quality RTSes for your iPhone/Touch.

Quantum Collapse : The definitive Real Time Strategy game for the iPhone and iPod touch has arrived!

A TRUE RTS GAME FOR THE IDEVICE: Quantum Collapse is UNQUESTIONABLY the best RTS for the platform, providing hours and hours of unmatched gaming. The richly varied missions provide a unique encounter and environment for each level. Epic Battles, Hero missions, super weapons, units with unique powerups are just some of the detail you’ll find in Quantum Collapse.

Quantum Collapse does indeed look very promising and could very well be what RTS fans have been waiting for. Not only is the game on sale for the introductory price of $3.99, but Javier says that skirmish modes and multiplayer will make there way into future updates. TouchMyApps will be working on our review of Quantum Collapse shortly, so be sure to check back right here. In the meantime, whet your appetite with some impressive footage of Q.C in action while all hell breaks loose. Hells Yeah.

Javier Davalos, Quantum Collapse, $3.99, 10.1 MB
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Sweetwater Defense Promo Code Giveaway! (Closed)

sweetwaterdefense_promo1TouchMyApps is giving away 5 copies of the newly released TD game “Sweetwater Defense“. Developed by Wearbear Games, their first foray into App Store is a Tower Defense title with a pirate twist. Unlike the earlier hit 7 Cities TD (another pirate themed TD), WearBear’s entry features some “sweet” 3D graphics and a unique Rewind feature that will allow players to jump back to previous states of a map to try again. If the TD genre is your cup of tea and you enjoy dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow every halloween, then Sweetwater is for you.

To win a copy of Sweetwater Defense, simply let us know what your favorite Tower Defense game(s) are on the iDevice and why. Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close June 14th @ 11pm EST.

To double your chances, follow us on Twitter and tweet: RT Follow @TouchMyApps  – Sweetwater Defense Promo Code Giveaway! http://bit.ly/KX0dC

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Defender Chronicles – In the App Store today and Out to you!

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Out officially today, Defender Chronicles promises to mess you up with cleverly furious 2D Tower Defence action. We have already done a hands-on preview and a heads-up — we just cannot get enough of the next Chillingo release! Of course, for your reading and playing pleasure, we are ‘working’ on an in-depth review.

Gimka Entertainment (Chillingo), Defender Chronicles, 2.99$, 40.9MB
Defender Chronicles

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Star Defense – Tower Defence’s True 3rd Dimension

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As has been mentioned before, Tower Defence is a crowded genre at the App Store – very crowded – and full of great games. When ngmoco announced Star Defense, a true-3D TD game to hit App Store shelves around June, an almost audible groan could be heard from many gaming fans who have tasted the best already and are wanting something different for dessert. Well, Star Defense is not just another TD, it is another TD that has enough new gameplay to warrant a new genre.

Ngmoco, Star Defense, 5.99$, 60.8MB
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Knights Onrush in Review – Rush On Out and Grab It

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Knights Onrush is a deceptive game. Its deceptively simple – defend your castle from waves of enemies trying to storm your gate. So in some ways, it’s your typical tower defense game. But at the same time, you are far more involved in the immediate defense of your castle in Knights Onrush than in similar games. It’s not just relegated to your placing defenses and letting them do their work – you have to actively deploy those defenses yourself. And that’s only one of the differences this game presents.

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Knights Onrush Charges into App Store

knightsonrush_preview1Another release, another potential hit on their hands. Chillingo, one of the most successful publishers at the App Store thus far, has just released Knights Onrush, a great looking ‘defend yer castle’ type game for the iDevice. Developed by MoreGames, who also brought you such hits as iDracula and Orions: Legend of Wizards, Knights Onrush looks to take on all current Castle Defense (CD) titles with its fun gameplay and vibrant visuals. Stickwars, the reigning CD champ at the iTunes box office with a great run at the Top 10, will certainly get a run for its money by the visually superior Knights. Jim will be pumping out our review of the game shortly, so stay tuned. In the meanwhile, check out some gameplay vids and features after the break.

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