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Hands-On With Cut the Rope Developer ZeptoLab's King of Thieves

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2015

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.

Tesla Wars II

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on January 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Tesla Wars strikes back in this similar but superior sequel.
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dooDlefense Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHOOTING DEFENSE
More hands-on than most Tower Defense games, dooDlefense doesn't entirely succeed but it's a neat idea.
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Chain Chronicle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on January 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WARRIOR CHESS
Chain Chronicle is an easy-to-learn role-playing game that successfully combines tower defense, strategy, and action.
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Save the Planet with Electricity - Again - in Tesla Wars II

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 8th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE :: Read Review »

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.

Area 777 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: BORING SPINS
More slot machine than Tower Defense, Area 777 soon turns tedious.
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The Vikings are Coming! CastleStorm's New Update Adds a Survival Mode

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.

gumi Launches Chain Chronicle for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 10th, 2014

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.

Fat Chicken Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEAT CONCEPT
Fat Chicken offers a cool if gruesome idea for a reverse Tower Defense game, but it's actually quite formulaic.
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Wicked Lair Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on December 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WICKED IS GOOD
Wicked Lair is a compelling mix of tower defense and tower building. It feels good to be not nice.
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Kingdom Rush Origins HD: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies For Being a Successful Leader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 2nd, 2014

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.

Kingdom Rush Origins HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUST AS GOOD AS BEFORE
It's more of the same again, but that's really no bad thing at all.
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Day of the Viking Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN BUT SAMEY
It's a bit repetitive after a time, but Day of the Viking is fun in short doses.
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The Counting Kingdom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EDUCATIONAL AND FUN
Learning IS fun when it comes to mathematical based Tower Defense game, The Counting Kingdom.
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Stormtroopers Grab Your Blaster Rifles - Star Wars: Galactic Defense Has Been Unleashed!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA, Lucasfilm, and The Walt Disney Company have released Star Wars: Galactic Defense.

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.