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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
Zombies and other types of undead have been among some of the more popular themes in all areas of pop-culture in the recent years – and the App Store is definitely no exception. There are scores of zombie games in all genres – from line drawing to action shooters, and card games to tower defense. Speaking of the latter, it has just been augmented by Bulkypix’s GRave Defense HD.
geoDefense Swarm (TMA Review), the follow up to the critically acclaimed TD game geoDefense (TMA Review) — one which I still consider a favourite of mine in the genre — has dropped in price to free for a limited time. Packed with challenging levels and eye candy visuals, Swarm will certainly keep you glued to your iDevice for quite sometime. Here’s a blurb from our review:
In short, geoDefense Swarm is a treat. It combines the best of the classic tried and tested geoDefense goodness and the deep strategy of Open Field TD games. The stylish graphics are like visual candy and the performance is excellent, even on a 2G/3G iPhone. I would definitely say that the sequel of geoDefense has not shamed it’s original one bit and is a must have for any fan of the genre.
If you remotely enjoy tower defense games and have yet to play geoDefense Swarm, do yourself a favour and grab it while it’s free.
Tower defense games have become synonymous with winding paths full of bad guys, protective offensive structures that can be upgraded, and more recently, guiding heroes that have a trick or two up their sleeves. Drake’s Tower takes the genre back to the basics, giving you one tower to control and upgrade to the hilt as you protect your little piece of land against wave after wave of zombie invaders. The fact that your playing area is so limited in scope gets a bit tedious at times, but once you start getting into some heavy action you’ll forget about that. Not being a huge fan of the TD genre, I’m finding Drake’s Tower to be a refreshing deviation from the norm.
About a year ago, Plants vs. Zombies (TMA Review) made its way onto the App Store with much fanfare and it was highly acclaimed across the board by both critics and the general public. With its mind-boggling success, it was only a matter of time that look-alikes would popup. If anything, I’m a bit surprised that it took as long as it did. Nevertheless, regardless of how KillingZone Defense may resemble PopCap’s famous twist on the tower defense genre at first glance, it turns out to be a rather different game altogether.
This edition of our Freebies Roundup is certainly off to a nice start this week. Mecho Wars (TMA Review), a critically acclaimed turn-based strategy game and one of the more popular in the genre has gone from paid–>free. Anyone looking for a great TBS and one with online multiplayer to boot can’t go wrong with this stylishly designed game. Origin8′s Sentinel 2: Earth Defense, a challenging TD that packs plenty of firepower and towers, can now also be enjoyed as a free App Store download. Other worthwhile titles found in this roundup include Truckers Delight: Episode 1, Call of Atlantis and Zombie Shock.
Lots of goodies can be found within, but as always, don’t wait long as some of the offers are only good for a very limited time! Be sure to hit the entire list after the gap…
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!
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.
During the last several months the AppStore has literally been swamped with various Tower Defence games. Some were original, some were more traditional, some were downright poor in quality. For the average player this is both a blessing and a curse – on one hand competition is good, on the other – how to decide which the better one? To help you navigate in this vast field I’m going to review yet another TD game – Critter Defense!