Freebie Friday – Sentinel 2: Earth Defense and Sudoku 2

Update: PressOK Entertainment’s highly addictive Bumper Stars (TMA Review) is also FREE today!

It’s Friday already and two great games are to be freed. First and foremost – in collaboration with Openfeint, Origin8 is giving away the Sentinel 2: Earth Defense, the amazing sequel to the classic Sentinel: Mars Defense! Finishing up on the article back in July TMA’s Gokunama had this to say:

Overall Sentinel 2 presents new challenges with added parts to the gameplay, which makes it not just a rehash of the original, but with new strategies that are required to succeed. The ship weapons, while at first appearing to make the game too easy, are well integrated into the game. It’s a game that follows up, but unlike a lot of sequels, Origin8’s latest delivers a nice new variety of challenges while maintaining the same feel of Mars Defense.

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense is a definite recommendation for any TD enthusiast and if you’re a fan of the genre, I don’t think you can go wrong with this purchase.

So, no reason not to try it out for free, right?

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense Origin8, Sentinel 2: Earth Defense – Free

And second, but in no way least, Finger Arts has informed us they are releasing a new title – Sudoku 2 – a re-imagining of the classic Asian puzzle game, now popular all over the world. Added to the original is a smart scori ng system that takes into account multiple factors, including 1) the value of each number multiplied (at the time of its match) by a multiplier that decreases in time and 2) the value of each block, row, column multiplied (at the time of its completion) by the decreasing multiplier.

The game will be completely free on May 7th – so go get you fans of making your gray matter work overtime. Please note:

Only on May 7th will the FULL version be available without any ads for FREE. Whoever downloads the game on the magical date, May 7th, MUST install and open the App to benefit from receiving the full version without any ads. Thereafter, for anyone who (for the first time) opens the app starting May 8th, the game will contain advertisements.

Sudoku 2 Finger Arts, Sudoku 2 – Free

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense in Review – Added ship weapons make for a better TD

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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.

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Sentinel 2: Earth Defense Almost Upon Us

sentinel2_preview11Yesterday, 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.

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