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Good news for those of you who’re hoping for some new (and free) iDevice games to keep you occupied this weekend. Resolution Interactive’s BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak has just dropped in price from $2.99 to free. BioDefense is a tower defense game with a zombie and RTS twist, one that ‘ll provide plenty of challenge and wave after wave of the undead. If you own an iPad as well, the HD specific version can also be had for free.
If Zombies or TD games ain’t your cup of tea, codefreeze’s fun and addictive Jet Ball is also a freebie (down from $4.99). Fans of Arkanoid and breakout clones will love the hectic pace of this brick smashin’ game. (sorry, no iPad version just yet). The price drops are only for a very limited time, so don’t miss out on both these worthwhile titles!
BioDefense HD – Free
With such an abundance of Tower Defense games on the App Store, it’s getting increasingly hard to stand out from the crowd. That said however, MIKADO DEFENDERS doesn’t have that problem – this latest title stands out on the publisher name alone. The legendary TAITO Corporation, previously known on the iDevice platform mostly for their reiterations of the classic franchises like SPACE INVADERS (TMA Review) and ARKANOID (TMA Review), has finally graced us with a title originally designed for the iPhone. Ooooh, I just can’t wait!
Back in September a company, previously known only for a simple arcade-type game, released a new Tower Defense game that went relatively unnoticed – Comets and Craters. Little did they know that this was actually the first step to spawning a new subgenre that finally brought to us the excellent Space Station: Frontier. Now, about half-a-year later, how does it match up to the other contenders to the TD throne?
While Taito maybe well known in the App Store for their hit arcade games (i.e Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Bust-a-Move and Arkanoid), the one category of games they have yet to tackle is the hugely popular tower defense genre. Well that will soon change as Taito’s first iDevice defense game, Mikado Defenders, is slated to be released in the very near future.
In Mikado Defenders, players deploy samurai foot soldiers, archers, and other units, desperately attempting to defend their fortress from an all-out demonic attack. It’s tower defense, with a uniquely Japanese twist!
Set in the Sengoku Era, the historical backdrop and unique artwork give the game a most distinct flavor. Aside from the usual deployment of defensive units around the map, Mikado Defenders also allows players to fortify their castle with upgrades (barricades and turrets) and even recruit historical Samurai Commanders (each with special abilities). So far, the game looks immensely promising and could well be a surprise hit with TD junkies. We’ll certainly keep a close eye on this one and have a full review when it’s released. Meanwhile, take a gander at more piccies and app details after the gap.
It seems at least some developers realised that there is no more room in the arena of classic Tower Defense games at the AppStore and decided to put some creativity in their titles. One of the more recent releases is the zombie-themed, BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak. Developer Resolution Interactive AB claim that BioDefense will revolutionise iDevice strategy gaming.
World War II, while one of the most tragic periods in mankind’s history, has been a constant source of inspiration for game developers. On the iPhone, however, noteworthy WWII titles are still somewhat rare. But an underdog has sprung up lately promising to offer an interesting experience. I am talking, of course, about Last Front: Europe – a WWII Tower Defence game. Feel free to discuss this review of Last Front: Europe in our forums.
When it comes to App Store deals, nothing beats apps that have gone FREE (especially good ones) – even it is just for one day. Our Freebie round up today has a good mix of games that could be worthy additions to your app collection. For those of you who can’t get enough of the immensely popular numbers game, Sudoku! is a fully featured Sudoku title that comes with 20,000 puzzles, ranging from Easy to Devilish (5 difficulties). Also free today is Dragon Slaughter Episode III – Dragon King, a very solid tower defense that received a Grab It rating in our previous review. Earth Vs Moon, a great missile command type game that was featured as yesterday’s freeappaday freebie, remains a free download on iTunes (at least for the time being).
The complete Freebie roundup can be found after the break, but be sure to hurry as some of the price drops are only valid for a very limited time!
Fieldrunners was of the pioneers of Tower Defence games on the iPhone in general and the first open-field TD game in particular. It’s no wonder it spurred a number of clones. The more confusing thing is seeing such clones appear more than a year after the original was released. And with a defunct feature set nonetheless! And having said this let’s dive into Tower Defense Evo – maybe it DOES have at least something to say for itself? Feel free to discuss this review of Tower Defense Evo in our forums.
Just yesterday, shigzeo pointed out how social networking functionality has fast become a gaming necessity. “Implement them, and gamers take notice. Implement them not, and gamers take notice.” Heck, even a non-game developer recently decided to include OpenFeint in its productivity app. Enter Tweet Defense, a brand new and highly “original” TD game that makes use of Twitter in a big way.
Use your Twitter activity as your in-game stats to fight off waves of the undead! Tweet Defense tosses ridiculous killer zombies and your twitter stats into a tower defense blender for a delicious brainy, viral juice mix.
This isn’t just a twitter client that lets you tweet your score. This is a full on TD game that uses your friend list and your tweeting activity to impact how powerful your towers are.
While it’s true that not everyone cares for social networking in their games, it can enhance its replay value and help create a sense of community. For the hardcore twitter addicts and TD junkies out there, Tweet Defense maybe worth checking out, especially with its friendly price of $0.99. And for those who don’t have a twitter account, fear not, as the game can still be enjoyed without one. More piccies and info after the gap.
Promethium Marketing Group, Tweet Defense – $0.99
There are plenty of castle defense games out there, so what would make you choose one over another? Ease of control, amount of features, and replayability are certainly all contributing factors to such a decision – and I’m sure you have your own as well. You might find those factors in Battle of Puppets, but what attracts me most to this game is theme and style. I can guarantee that you’ve not seen anything quite like this before in the realm of castle defense games, and while I’m not a big fan of the genre, Battle Of Puppets makes me want to explore it just a little bit more. Feel free to discuss this review of Battle of Puppets in our forums.