Appspy has found a Japan only Gremlins movie tie-in game! Hacha Mecha! Gremlin Wars was officially released by Warner Bros. and is a free-to-play tower defense game. Players collect Mogwais in order to prevent the gremlin forces from attacking Gizmo, and the graphics are chibi-style adorable.
Hopefully Japan will see fit to share this bizarre little game with the rest of us soon.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 19th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
From now until Monday, February 23, Sentinel 4: Dark Star by Origin8 is free to download. Now you can try the epic tower defense game and check out the Campaign 2 expansion with new maps, weapons, and the Juggernaut Commander. The game includes a campaign across 26 maps, an endless mode, and leader-boards and achievements on the GameCenter.
Download Sentinel 4: Dark Star today on the App Store, before the sale ends.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Wars: Galactic Defense is getting its first in-game event called Attack on Echo Base. Fans of DeNA’s tower defense game will be excited to battle through the snow and ice of planet Hoth. You’ll be able to rank up on the leader
boards and earn increased experience, in-game currency and rewards during the event. There is also a special bonus wave on each level where you can score higher than ever and new characters to be used during the event.
Attack on Echo Base is only around for a limited time. You can check it out by playing from 1/28/15 through 2/2/15.
Download Star Wars: Galactic Defense on the App Store for free and join the fight.
Posted by Ellis Spice on January 27th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sentinel 4: Dark Star developer Origin8 has rung in the new year by giving the tower defense title a big update, adding in new weapons, a new commander and a new campaign.
The new second campaign for the game features five new levels also playable in Endless Mode, while the new weapons are the ‘Orion’ tower, which slows and electrocutes enemies, ‘Plasma Wisps’, which are energetic sentinel missiles, and the ‘Lava Pods’, which can be deployed on paths to damage foes over time. The new ‘Juggernaut’ Commander meanwhile is focused around ranged damage and is a $0.99 in-app Purchase.
Sentinel 4: Dark Star is available to download now from the App Store for $2.99.
Ahead of the release of ZeptoLab’s King of Thieves, we were able to ask ZeptoLab’s co-founder, Semyon Voinov, a few questions about the inspiration behind the game and what that means for the Cut the Rope franchise.
148Apps: What was the inspiration behind combining so many familiar genres into one package? Semyon Voinov (SV): The initial idea was brought up by one of our team members. We created a quick prototype, and suddenly many people around the office were eagerly competing with each other, building their defenses and breaking into the opponent’s dungeons. There was plenty of laughter and cursing in the process – and we immediately realized that the game had the most important component for success: it drives emotion!
You can find plenty of games in the App Store with the strategic “attack and defend” gameplay (including the famous Clash of Clans), but our game is vastly different because of the arcade skills-based experience at its core. It’s something we haven’t seen in any other games and while building King of Thieves, we discovered why: it’s a very challenging type of game to build. It took two years of time, dedication, and extensive testing to create a balanced and highly enjoyable game. Continue reading King of Thieves – An Interview With ZeptoLab’s Co-Founder Semyon Voinov »
Marking quite a departure from ZeptoLab’s past successes, namely the Cut The Rope series, King of Thieves is shaping up to be quite promising. Due for release in February, we were lucky enough to have some time with a preview build to see exactly what it’s all about.
Focused on multiplayer, King of Thieves is best described as part tower defense, part platformer. Your mission is to break into dungeons and steal the opposition’s treasure chest. This requires a certain amount of finesse when it comes to your platforming skills. Controls are fairly simple here, with a series of taps and double-taps being pivotal. You automatically run, with a change of direction only possible when you bounce away from a wall. At first it seems a little awkward, but it turns out to be reasonably effective.
As you’d expect, levels steadily get trickier the further you progress, with up to three stars for the taking depending on how well you perform. There’s a PvP side to things too, with you able to tackle other players’ dungeons as well as needing to protect your own. The latter is where things turn more tower defense-like, with it being possible to place turrets and spikes around your dungeon in order to ward off attack. To save your creation, you have to be able to complete it twice to prove it’s possible. Something that may end up testing your own skills as well as other players’ abilities.
So far, King of Thieves is shaping up to be an interesting mixture of puzzle style elements and platforming that’s sure to test your reflexes. My only concern is whether or not it will be able to keep everyone hooked for an extended period of time. There’s the race to be top of the leaderboard and to have the most intricate dungeon, but it’s hard to say just yet whether or not that will keep people hooked for a long time to come.
We’ll be able to see how things unfold once the game goes live worldwide. For now, it’s certainly an interesting combination of genres.
King of Thieves is set for release in February. Of course, we’ll let you know when.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 8th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The stick figures are back with revenge in their hearts. In Tesla Wars II, by Pavel Tarabrin, you’ll need to construct Tesla towers to combat the oncoming waves of enemies.
The sequel to the popular stick figure zapper includes 80 unique levels and 3 difficulties, as well as a new survival mode. You can challenge your friends on Facebook to see who can do the best against the onslaught. To combat the stick men you’ll have access to 6 types of auxiliary turrets and 13 special attacks, including a nuclear bomb.
You can download Tesla Wars II for $0.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
CastleStorm, by Zen Studios, is getting a new update called Free to Siege. Now you’ll be able to challenge yourself to see how long you can last against wave after wave of pillaging vikings. Each wave survived will net you some fame and Pearls.
You can now train your troops and upgrade your weapons to level 20. And you’ll need them to work toward taking first place on new Survival Mode leaderboards.
The Survival Mode update is available for download now, and you can get CastleStorm for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 10th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
gumi, makers of Brave Frontier and Bot Fight, have brought their popular Japanese game, Chain Chronicle, to the US, UK, Canada, and Australia for the first time.
You’ll take on the role of a soldier in the fight for the world of Yggdra in this mix of tower defense and real-time strategy role playing. The game includes over 150 characters to recruit, each with their own abilities. As you make friends with these characters you grow bonds that will unlock new stories and quests. The game also boasts some awesome anime voice actors such as AkiraA Ishida (Neon Genesis Evangelion and Mobile Suit GundamSEED), Maaya Uchida (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live and Gatchaman Crowds), and Ayane Sakura (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live and A Town Where You Live).
You can check out Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store now.
Calling All Kingdoms:
Want to know why we’re calling it “one of the better tower defense games in recent times?” Check out our Kingdom Rush Origins review.
Easily one of the better tower defense games in recent times, Kingdom Rush Origins HD is a very enjoyable experience. While you might feel like an old hand at it, this might also be your first foray into the series. Either way, we’ve got some helpful tips and tricks to hopefully ensure that your success.
Duking it Out
A lot of the strategy behind winning at Kingdom Rush Origins HD is knowing how to use choke points.
Every level has one or more choke point – an area where the enemy is funneled through and is more open to attack, usually because of the environment around them. Figure each of them out and focus on using it to your advantage.
One good way of using a choke point to your advantage is to create a blockade of an archer tower along with a melee tower.
Archers are good at dishing out the damage but they’re too easy to get away from on their own. Combine them with a melee tower, however, and the ground troops slow the enemy down, enabling your archers to pick them off.
Choose to join the light of the dark side in this tower defense game. Players can battle at iconic Star Wars locales and find classic characters as they strive to tip the balance in their side’s favor. You can choose to play though the campaign or to connect with your friends online to compete for the top spot on the leader boards.
“Star Wars: Galactic Defense adds its own flare to the traditional tower defense genre and brings the excitement that was once limited to a galaxy far, far away, right to your fingertips,“ said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “The game packs beloved characters, iconic locations, tactical gameplay, and heart-pounding battles into one exciting mobile experience”
You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense for free from the App Store now.
Nitropia is an indie developed tower defense title, from Dawn Patrol Games and being published by Bulkypix, that will be coming to iOS soon. The game incorporates real-time strategy elements with a gradual progression of complexity as you play. Each level will add at least one new challenge to keep the game exciting.
You will be able to play both offense and defense, collect resources, and pit your 3 best characters against bosses in Survival Mode. For an interesting change of pace, you will also be able to destroy enemy bases in Base Battle Mode.
Nitropia will be a premium game, but the developers will be giving a bunch of levels away for free and letting users choose what level of content they would like to buy into – such as the full game or the full game + all the advanced towers. The price is set to begin at $1.99, which gives you the full game and 3 characters to play with. You will be able to use earned in-game currency to unlock bonus characters, upgrades and advanced attacks.
The Bot Squad, by Ubisoft, is a free-to-play strategy game that mixes puzzles with tower defense.
Players control robots as they pick their way through Dynamo City’s trapped areas, searching for orbs. Beware though, because other robots want those orbs! So players will also have to defend their stockpiles from waves of invading robot forces with defensive units. The game will have 180 stages to complete and dozens of robots to manage. Ubisoft says that they will have regular free content updates that include new stages, units, and modes.
You’ll be able to check out The Bot Squad on October 16 in the App Store.
I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]
Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf Complete is now available. It’s a combination of all the previous releases in the series where you get all four acts (Blood on the Snow, Forest Hunt, The Shianti Halls, and Dawn over V’taag) of the gamebook saga for one price. Relive the story of Kai Lord of Sommerlund as he […]