Zero Workroom today is pleased to announce Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ 1.2.1 for iOS, an update to their US, China, and Hong Kong App Stores Top 20 Adventure Game. A tower defense style game with static defenders and mobile offensive forces, it recreates battles in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China beginning in the year 207 AD. Featuring rich graphics and animation, magic, skills systems, four modes of play, essential cooks who feed the army, different kinds of soldiers, OpenFeint Achievements, and an advanced scoring system, the game will reward players with the intellectual abilities to master its strategies.
Following the course of the ancient Eastern Han Dynasty, Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ recreates the famous battles of social unrest and peasant uprisings. “At the end of the Han Dynasty, as a result of constant change and disturbances within the regime, government was extremely corrupt. Vagrants were everywhere and rioting appeared repeatedly across the kingdom. Local groups of rebellious citizens formed armies and competed with each other for power. You will now be the commander Zhuge Liang in Shu.”
Gameplay involves placing forces and defenses strategically for the type of attack anticipated. In the early part of the game, attacking soldiers are armed only with spears. To recruit defending soldiers, who are archers, it is necessary to have bread to feed them. Therefore, the simple cook becomes an integral part of defense. Each bag of food he produces is worth 25 points, and archers can be procured for 100 points. Still, another cook is only 50 points.
Soon, it becomes clear that the more cooks the player has on the board the more points are automatically generated at set intervals. However, the cooks are defenseless. Players must find a balance between having many cooks and paying for soldiers to defend them. Archers require 10-25 shots to kill each spear-carrying infantry soldier advancing across the field of battle from right to left, and it takes approximately 60 seconds for each soldier to reach the defensive lines. As the game continues, more possibilities open up. In addition to an archer or a cook, players can soon redeem points for defensive soldiers with shields, buried spike defenses, etc.
Timing and coordination are also important in the game, as after a player has placed anything on the board, it requires about 10 seconds until they can again redeem points to place another item of the same kind on the board. In addition, bags of food produced by each cook appear at intervals on the board beside them, and the player must touch the bag to deposit it in his treasury. Skills icons also appear randomly on the board and must be touched to be accumulated as points. The four skills give the player control over wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. Each lightning bolt requires 100 skills points and can kill an enemy soldier anywhere.
Following the four directions on the compass, there are also four weather conditions for battle and four modes of play, which include: Adventure, Mini-Game, Survival, and Nightmare. Within any mode, the scoring system evaluates the conditions of battle in scoring, creating always new, challenging gameplay.
* Control the deployment and placement of defensive forces
* Command the army and manage supplies to feed them
* Decide quickly on a strategy depending on the attack
* Fight battles with dozens of soldiers on the board
* Summon magic skills to help defeat the enemy
* Receive advice and news from counselors
* Compete through OpenFeint Achievements
* Displays perfectly on all iOS devices – Universal App
“It is rare for a Strategy/Adventure Game to rise to the Top 20 in both the US and China,” commented Jinqi Pang of Zero Workroom. “We are very gratified that our efforts have met with such success in both our country and the US.”
* US English and Chinese
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 108 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ 1.2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Diamonds, which can be redeemed in higher levels of gameplay, are available as an in-app purchase.
Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ 1.2.1
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