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Hola folks! As I wrote in a recent review of Dead Panic, the Tower Defence genre is in serious need of fresh blood, and nobody seems to know the direction to go. One of the most promising directions is “open maps” where the enemies come at you from all directions and you decide where to build your towers stop them. I think the first really good game that featured this type of game-play was the legendary Fieldrunners. Well, TriDefense follows the same general idea but features modifiable terrain and land, air and water(!) based enemies. So, let’s dissect it (I’m out for blood!) and see whether it as good as it sounds.
Hola, folks! The Tower Defence genre has been a bit stale lately. Despite the constant appearance of new titles, there have not been any really fresh ideas for some time now. Or have there? Independent developer Sean Maher’s mont-old Dead Panic is a cross between the Hero and Tower defence genres that has been shouldering the burden of expectation. But is it what we’ve been waiting for?
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
Halloween is upon us and there’s one thing you can count on: massive App Store freebies and price drops. We’ve rounded up all notable mentions so you don’t have to waste time digging through the pile of potentials. As usual, EA Mobile is taking part in the festivities, with essentially all their iPad games being discounted by as much as 80%. Other publishers taking part include Namco, Gameloft, Telltale and 2K Games. The compiled list of deals contains over 150 titles, most of which will last at least until midnight Oct 31st, though some may go on for several more days. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing the roundup within and take advantage of this Halloween Bonanza!
One of the more popular genres on the iDevices is Castle Defence. Available in a number of varieties, it always features a side-view of the action. But creative people are here to start traditions of their own, right? Well as least subzero.eu are. In their recent take on the genre with Zen Wars, they decided to freshen things up and offer a bird’s eye view of the events instead.
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.
Augmented reality applications debuted almost a year ago, shortly after the iOS 3.1 update went live. Designed only for the 3GS and above, they brought the world as the futurists envisioned one step closer to reality. The apps themselves, however, still have a long way to go. We saw a few augmented reality navigation apps and several shooting range games, though that’s about it. Until now that is! An indie developer known as int13 has recently released ARDefender – a full blown castle defence style title using augmented reality technology.
Ahoy there, ye mates! The Talk like A Pirate Day is almost upon us and in the spirit of this holiday the adventures of scurvydog Guybrush Threepwood are almost given away. Can’t say what the landlubbers at Anuman, Kali and Jagex have to do with it but there ARE giving away some of their stuff as well! Secret of Monkey Island 1 & 2, Part 3 of Egypt The Prophecy and TriDefense are available for free or at least virtually so. And one of the best old-school RPGs on the iDevice Undercroft has been re-released by its new owner for FREE as well. ‘Tis a grand day indeed!
Sadly, the adventure game genre on the App Store is far from being heavily populated. In fact each and every release, be it even a sub-par one, is a welcome addition. Most of them are ports of PC titles with a few rare but superb exceptions – 1112 episode 01, 1112 episode 02 (TMA Review), 1112 episode 02 HD and Fallen EP-1 (TMA Review). And out of the blue a new underdog just popped onto the scene: HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1. In the best traditions of Sam & Max, developers Straandlooper send Detective Inspector Hector - their last and only line of defence against crime – to stop the sniper terrorizing downtown.
Somehow, I thought the “undead” craze had all but faded away. I hadn’t found a decent zombie app in what seemed like forever. Then I stumbled across the first appstore offering from Jumbo Squid Productions, a strategic defense like game titled Zogma: Tactical Zombie Survival Simulator. With a name like that, they had me curious. Read more to see if this game had me craving more brains, or less death.