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The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles Review

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By Jordan Minor on October 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: IRON GIANTS
The Bot Squad miraculously manages to do something new with tower defense.
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Indie Tower Defense Game, Nitropia, will be Making its Way to the App Store Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 7th, 2014

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.

Nitropia has a tentative launch date October 30.

Ubisoft Announces The Bot Squad, their New Tower Defense Puzzler

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 7th, 2014

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.

Anomaly Defenders Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRONG DEFENSES
Wrapping up the successful Tower Defense series, Anomaly Defenders is a blast.
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Cursed Treasure 2 Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY TOWER DEFENSE
It's a dependable and fun Tower Defense game, but Cursed Treasure 2 lacks a certain original spark that would have truly made it special.
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DeNA, Disney, and LucasFilm are Collaborating to Bring Us Star Wars: Galactic Defense

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 25th, 2014

Three powerhouses, DeNA, Disney, and Lucasfilm, have joined together to develop the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Defense. The tower defense game is rooted in the Star Wars universe and lets the player choose their allegiance between the light and the dark side.

The game will have four different factions, 100 battle scenarios in locations such as Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor, and over 30 different iconic Star Wars characters for you to control. Destroy wave after wave of enemies in both single player mode and online social events where you can earn rewards with rare bonuses. As you play you will be able to level-up your forces and develop your own strategies. Will you focus on forces skills or drive towards more powerful weapons?

There is no set release date as of yet, but it is said that the game will be coming out later this year. You can pre-register on the Star Wars: Galactic Defense website to help unlock bonus content when the game comes out.

Alien Creeps TD Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: EXPENSIVE DEFENSES
Alien Creeps TD would be a fun if unremarkable Tower Defense game, but its heavy focus on in-app purchases and balancing issues might put you off.
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Qube Kingdom - Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for New Knights

Posted by Nadia Oxford on August 29th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: KIND OF A SQUARE KINGDOM :: Read Review »

Qube Kingdom is a tower defense game from DeNA. You rally your troops - magicians, archers, knights, barbarians, and others - and fight against an evil menace looking to dominate your kingdom of tiny squares.

Planning a war isn't easy, so here are a few tips to help you take apart your enemies.

Attention All Cube Warriors:
Want to know what we thought of all this qube carnage? Take a look at our Qube Kingdom review!

Starting Out

  • Remember: some fighters have elemental affinities. Certain classes of Questors have an elemental type, which is indicated by a symbol on their profile. There are three affinities: Magic, Metal, and Nature. Magic bests Metal, Metal bests Nature, and Nature bests Magic. Enemies likewise take and deal more damage according to their affinities; if a particular enemy has an affinity, you'll see a small icon pop-up beside them as they take damage. Remember, neutral Questors like knights and archers can't deal element-based damage - but neither are they penalized by elemental attacks.

  • Make friends and accept friend requests for powerful allies. The "qlubhouse" (the blue-and-white tent beside your "barraqs") is where you can recruit allies, including Facebook friends that are already playing the game. Allies can be a valuable way to get automatic access to powerful Questors, and they're also the best way to get social qubes. Social qubes can be used to recruit new Questors, and you get a few every time you complete a battle with the aid of another player's Questor. If you register a Questor as a friend, you get more social qubes every time they help out.

To Arms!

  • Take advantage of each battle's slow start to learn the lay of the land. Enemy waves intensify the longer a battle goes on. Take advantage of slow early waves by getting a feel for the layout. Where are your Questors most effective? What kind of enemies are being thrown at you? Are there any quobelisk traps you can trigger to your advantage?

  • Place long-range attackers first. Long-range attackers are out of harm's way - at least until other archers and/or magic users come onto the field. Enemy waves usually start with melee attackers, so soften things up a bit by putting long-range attackers onto the battlefield.

  • Don't activate red quobelisks! Quobelisks - block-shaped switches on the battlefield - are triggered when a certain number of enemies are killed nearby. Red quobelisks will damage your party members if they're activated, so keep your Questors as far from them as possible.

  • Do take advantage of other quobelisks, however. Don't steer away from quobelisks of other colors, though; they're very beneficial. For instance, blue quobelisks activate roadblocks that re-route your enemies or block their path. Yellow quobelisks activate a fire trap that can clear a crowd of enemies in a second.

  • Upgrade your Questors during battle, but don't go crazy too early. You can spend cubes to upgrade your Questors during a fight. However, during the early stages of a battle you should spend your resources on covering the field with Questors. Once everyone is placed you can focus on upgrades to your fighters' hit points and attack strength.

Surviving the Onslaught

  • Upgrade your Questors as soon as you have the resources to do so. The blue qubes you earn after successful battles lets you permanently make your Questors stronger. Access their profiles while they're camping, and select "upgrade."

  • Check the award boards for valuable rewards. Woo hoo! Free stuff! Earning achievements unlocks rare qubes and other rewards.  Make sure to visit the bulletin board from time to time. They're just south of your barraqs. Unclaimed rewards vanish after a few days, so don't forget about them.

  • Stuck? Do some level grinding. Even if you lack elite qubes to summon rarer, more powerful Questors, your common Questors can still be made more powerful by upgrading them. Doing so requires blue qubes, which can be won in battle. If you're having trouble with a level, re-visit old levels and grind for blue qubes.

Qube Kingdom Review

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By Nadia Oxford on August 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: KIND OF A SQUARE KINGDOM
Qube Kingdom has cute visuals, but it's a pretty basic tower defense game at heart.
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Alien Creeps TD is Now Available Worldwide

Posted by Ellis Spice on August 29th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: EXPENSIVE DEFENSES :: Read Review »

Announced back in July, Outplay Entertainment's tower defense title, Alien Creeps TD, has made its way onto the App Store. Featuring over 50 different towers and three different game modes to partake in, players will need to deploy their towers and troops properly in order to save the Earth from the hostile alien hordes.

Alien Creeps TD is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STURDY TOWER DEFENSE
After 4 years, the latest entry to the Sentinel series is here. It's not quite as wondrous as we hoped but it's till pretty satisfying.
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Starship Turret Operator Guy Review

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By Rob Thomas on August 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNSUNG HEROES
Starship Turret Operator Guy--besides having a great name--casts players in the unlikely role of a guy. Who happens to operate a turret. On a starship. Surprise!
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Sentinel 4: Dark Star, Strategy Tower Defense Coming Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 4th, 2014

In 2009 Origin8 released Sentinel, a sci fi Tower Defense game. The app and its following two installments (Sentinel 2: Earth Defense & Sentinel 3: Homeworld) have been consistently highly rated and reviewed. Fans of the series can now rejoice as Sentinel 4: Dark Star has been submitted to Apple for approval.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star will offer players a new campaign with 26 unique maps, an endless mode, new enemies, a huge array of weapons including Uber towers, and the new improved Stronghold. You will also have access to Commander heroes that can earn experience and level-up. As you win you can upload your score to the Global Nexus, which rewards you for furthering the worldwide cooperative push. Origin8 has also retooled the game's tech to include real-time dynamic lighting and shader effects to give the game atmosphere.

While there is no set release date yet for Sentinel 4: Dark Star, fans take heart as it will not be long now.

Defenders of Suntoria Review

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By Jordan Minor on July 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRAISE THE SUN
Defenders of Suntoria is a solid tower defense game, but it leans a little too much on freemium upgrades.
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Alien Creeps TD Set to Creep onto iOS Soon

Posted by Ellis Spice on July 22nd, 2014

Scottish developers Outplay Entertainment has announced Alien Creeps TD, a story-based tower defense game set to release on iOS soon. The game will feature a variety of aliens to battle against and terrains to battle in, with players taking control of 50 different towers and three heroes as they attempt to defend humanity from the alien menace.

Outplay President Richard Hare had this to say on the announcement of the game:

We are exceptionally thrilled to be able to announce Alien Creeps TD. This tower defense game is packed with action and will keep gamers coming back for more, and with its crisp 3D graphics and quality gameplay, we’re honored to have our name behind it.

Alien Creeps TD is set to release onto iOS devices sometime soon.