One of the things I love about the app store is the sheer amount of choice.Â Don’t get me wrong, some days I hate it as well also for that very same reason.Â 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.Â 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.
It seems like vector-esque graphics are the new vogue. With the rise in popularity of games such as Vector Tanks and Blue Attack!, it was only a matter of time before developers brought this visual style to the arena of Tower Defense (aka) TD games. This seems a no brainer given the fact that one of the better Flash TD games out there is Vector TD, a TD game that is done in vector graphics. Yet, despite the fact that the TD genre has a growing number of entries and that vector graphics may one day be passe, geoDefense does make a strong case in justifying its presence in your iDevice and within the TD genre in general.
Update: Our review of geoDefense can be found here
Critical Thought Games has just released geoDefense, a new and exciting tower defense game for your iPhone/iPod Touch. Inspired by the critically acclaimed Geometry Wars, geoDefense offers high energy gameplay and great visuals.
Something exciting and new in the Tower Defense genre! The geometric vector creeps are fast and intense. With 30 different maps, each its own puzzle, youâ€™ll have to work fast to keep up. Using exciting vectorized graphics, this highly kinetic games brings a whole new dimension to the tower defense. Devastate creeps with blasters, lasers and missiles and watch their energy debris swirl through the gravity wells of your vortex towers. Now itâ€™s time to figure out how to put that absorbed energy to good use.
My first impressions of geoDefense is how challenging and fun the game is. Enemies move fast, so if you want to avoid a quick death, you really have to plan your tower placements and upgrade them accordingly. Unlike many other tower games, geoDefense allows you to play each of the 30 levels whenever you want, without the need to unlock them. I highly recommend you grab a copy while the price is still $0.99. Keep an eye out as we’ll be reviewing geoDefense in the coming week. [geoDefense, $0.99]
Given the plethora of TD games (Tower Defense to the uninitiated) currently available through the App Store, there can be considerable hesitation in the purchase of a new game within this genre. In the midst of some original and unoriginal ideas, The Creeps is more than able to set itself apart from some of its more mundane brethren.
Square Enix, best known for their role playing titles in Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, have jumped on the iPhone Tower Defense bandwagon and released a Defense title of their own. Crystal Defenders is unique in that rather than building defensive tower structures around a map, you deploy jobs found in the popular Final Fantasy Tactics A2 game(Nintendo DS). Available classes include Dragoons, Black Mages, Theives, Berserkers and plenty more to choose from. Fans of the Tactics series and any defense game may want to give this a go. Now available at the App Store for $7.99. A Lite version is also available for players to test out the first 20 waves from one of four beginners’ maps.
More screen shots after the jump.
Update: Our 7 Cities TD review is now up.
Neptune Entertainment has released their first game at the App Store, a pirate themed Tower Defense game called 7 Citites TD. Unlike many other defense games, 7 cities TD has hand drawn maps as well as a unique take on how the tower systems work. Each tower gains experience and level up depending on how many enemy kills they have. They also acquire new skills that will make them more effective as they level up.Â Based on what I have seen thus far, 7 Cities is indeed a solid and promising game with a variety of gameplay options. Tower Defense fans should definitely check this title out. Below are some tutorial screenshots.
TapJoy have entered what is fast becoming a staple diet in the App Store:Â Tower Defense games.Â TapDefense is contending with the likes of the stolid Fieldrunners and the newer genre oriented, Zombie Attack!; but unlike its competitors, is free. Â
Zombies on the iPhone…check. Defending against Zombies in an Apocalyptic World on the iPhone …check. IUGO Mobile Entertainment, the brains behind Toy Bot Diaries andÂ Shaky Summit, has released yet another quality title on the iPhone.Â The moment I saw the words Zombie and IUGO together, I knew I was in for a treat.
The Tower Defense genre has been picking up steam in the last several years. Desktop Tower Defense, an internet flash game released in 2007, was played almost 16 million times after only four months of release. A simple search on google will yield countless websites devoted to the genre. It was only a matter of time before developers started pumping out such games on the iPhone.