Kingdom Rush: Vengeance just got updated once again to add more content to the game. This addition, called The Frozen Nightmare, adds three new levels, five new enemies, two new heroes, and some new achievements.
Overall, it’s not a huge amount of additional content, but it is free, so it’s hard to complain about. In case you’re thinking about whether it’s worth buying or re-downloading Kingdom Rush Vengeance to check out The Frozen Nightmare, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Very few meaningful gameplay changes
Because The Frozen Nightmare doesn’t add any new towers, the whole update doesn’t feel too different from all of the other content that already exists in Kingdom Rush Vengance. This is doubly true if you don’t want to put any additional money into the game, as the heroes it adds both cost money to unlock.
That said, there are a few features of The Frozen Nightmare’s levels that do shake things up slightly. In particular, this update features Snow Golems, a new, powerful enemy type that can emerge from hibernation at any point during a level. To defeat them, you can either spend the coins to bomb them, or wait until they wake up and hope you have enough firepower to stop them.
The new enemies are cool
In addition to Snow Golems, The Frozen Nightmare also adds of four other enemy types, and all of them feel reasonably different from everything you’ve faced before. For example, there are giants that—when defeated—spawn a wisp that transform back into a giant if you don’t defeat them quickly enough, and there’s also some dastardly units that spawn little and fast snow creatures that are annoying to take down.
If you play Kingdom Rush Vengeance on lower difficulties, these enemy variations probably won’t derail any of your tried-and-true strategies too much, but on higher challenge modes will force you to try new things to stem the tide of these new foes.
The bottom line
Although The Frozen Nightmare doesn’t add a whole lot of new stuff to Kingdom Rush Vengeance, it is more free content for a great game. I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to play The Frozen Nightmare, but if you never hopped back into the game when Subaquatic Menace came out or are just itching for some good tower defense action, it’s definitely worth hopping into.