In the myriad of Tower Defense titles available on the App Store, only a handful truly warrant attention. Origin8’s Sentinel: Mars Defense and the sequel Earth Defense certainly fall into this category, having been critically acclaimed by both the press and iDevice gamers. Third time’s the charm they say and with the recent release of Sentinel 3: Homeworld the developers are obviously aiming for another hit TD game.
A while back I reviewed Underground, a great side scrolling game by Chillingo which brings back the fun of the side-scrolling genre. I hadn’t really seen anything worth looking at lately until chatter about developer Origin8’s new title Robot Rampage started filling my ears. I have been a fan of their games for quite some time and had high hopes for this one. Read on to see if the app is a worthy rampage, or worthless rubbish.
Tower Defence is one of the most represented genres on the iPhone. And as such, it seems that almost every idea possible has been already implemented and that it’s impossible to think of anything new. Gladly, Origin8 has just proved this statement wrong. The creators of the excellent Sentinel: Mars Defense (TMA Review) and Sentinel 2: Earth Defense (TMA Review) fixed path TD games have recently released their first entry into the open field TD variety: Space Station: Frontier.
Origin8’s Sentinel: Mars Defense was a nice departure from cute graphics and light-hearted atmosphere among the bevy of tower defense games at the App Store (not to mention it was the first TD to successfully merge the Sci-Fi theme with the genre). It was dark and suspenseful, and planning for the bosses while defending the barriers from the hordes was challenging. Now with their latest sequel, Earth Defense, Origin8 looks to improve on an already impressive Sentinel with more weaponry and some new and welcomed features.
Yesterday, we posted about the soon-to-be released Reign of Swords: Episode II, a solid multiplayer TBS (turn based strategy). Well, there’s another sequel about to hit the App Store and it’s none other than Sentinel 2: Earth Defense. The first Sentinel (Mars Defense) successfully blended the TD genre with a Sci-Fi theme and was considered by some as one of the top Tower Defenses on the iDevice. With a new location and a host of new features and gameplay elements, Sentinel 2 looks poised to take the series to new heights.
It’s war, and this time it’s too close to home. The Martian mission may be over, but the aliens haven’t finished playing space invaders yet. Extraterrestrial eyes have turned to a new target: they want Earth, and you’re the one that has to say ‘no’. Welcome to the future of Tower Defense.
We have more screenshots and a great video of Earth Defense in action after the jump. If you remotely enjoyed the first Sentinel, you are definitely going to want to check out the gameplay vid in action. The game looks downright sweet and all the new features should make it a hit once again come launch day.
iWire has just three rules: You MUST talk about the wire. Tilt left & right to move. DON’T touch the wire! These are the words you get upon opening up the application. Origin8 produced an extremely simple yet addicting game, and once again, provides an excellent layer of polish.
One of the things I love about the app store is the sheer amount of choice. Don’t get me wrong, some days I hate it as well also for that very same reason. But, when you like a specific genre, such as TD games for example, it’s a nice place to be able to visit. Sentinel, by Origin8 is the latest addition to the TD bunch. I won’t go into explaining TD games as it has already been done here at Touchmyapps in several reviews, but Sentinel brings in an element of science fiction and nice looking graphics which does add a fresh vibe.
TouchMyApps has 2 7 promo codes to giveaway for Origin8’s recently released Sentinel. This new Tower Defense offering has some of the best visuals in the genre and adds a (a much welcomed) sci-fi element to the mix as you defend a distant colony from aliens hell bent on destruction (think Starship Troopers and StarCraft). Fans of the genre will not want to miss out on this impressive and challenging TD game. To win a copy, simply check out the video after the break and let us know what your impressions are of Sentinel . Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close March 5th @ 11am EST. Our review of Sentinel is now up, check it out here!
Update: Thanks to all the positive feedback with your comments, Origin8 wants to share the love and has now given us 7 codes to giveaway! Sweet! To double your chances of snagging a code, join our new Facebook group. See you on the other side!