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Sango Slayer:Saga of Zhaoyun Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Cata Modorcea on April 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWORD-SLASHING GOOD TIME
Sango Slayer mixes RPG elements into a classic formula to create a noteworthy Tower Defense - RPG hybrid.
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Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Angela LaFollette on February 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MULTIPLAYER TOWER DEFENSE
Grab a friend and play this tower defense game together on the iPad, or work hard to defeat over 60 missions in single player mode and climb the Game Center leaderboard.
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The King of Tower Defense Returns This Week: Fieldrunners 2 In-Depth Video Preview

Posted by Jeff Scott on July 2nd, 2012

Fieldrunners was one of the original breakout iOS gaming hits. First released in 2008, this game checked all the right boxes and really helped herald the iPhone's potential as a gaming device. As time passed, the folks at Subatomic Studios continued to update the game, released an iPad version, and even a version on the Playstation Network. A lot of amazing things happened for Subatomic Studios along the way. But where was their follow up game? Years passed and nothing.

Then we got word in January that they had a new game in the works and found out shortly later that Fieldrunners 2 was that game. Now, nearly 4 years after the original was released, we have a preview of Fieldrunners 2. We've had the opportunity to play with the pre-release build for a week, and honestly, we're blown away. It's everything we loved in Fieldrunners, but turned up to 11. The preview below is taken from the pre-release app, but the final version will be out later this week.

One of the first thing you will notice with Fieldrunners 2 is that it improves on just about everything in the game. The graphics are better, the sound is better, and the variations in gameplay are greater. They have left in the familiar gameplay, the included puzzle levels, and completely new map types. Let's start out with something that will look familiar to Fieldrunners fans.

Grasslands - Here's a level that will remind you of the original Fieldrunners. But you'll quickly notice the video improvements in this full retina version. Not only are the animations crisper, they are also much smoother.

Fieldrunners has a load of new levels, and not only the open / pathless tower defense style of the original Fieldrunners. There are also path levels where the creeps will loop over and back on top of the path, adding some interesting strategy to the level. Here's an example video of a set path level, known as Tangled Turnpike in Fieldrunners 2.

When progressing through the game, you will at times unlock special puzzle levels. These levels go beyond the normal tower defense and require that in addition to guarding your base, you also have to complete the puzzle. Here's an example of a puzzle level where you must place your limited towers in locations that will guide the creeps between one or multiple towers.

As you can see, the king of tower defense has returned. Fieldrunners 2 will be out later this week. It's one to look forward to. Follow us on Twitter and we'll let you know as soon as it's available.

Gem Keeper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on October 18th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: A GEM
Gem Keepers ups the ante for iOS tower defense gaming.
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The Creeps Holiday Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on March 11th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXCELLENT TD
The Creeps! Holiday Edition is an upbeat, sugary-sweet skin on a great tower defense game. As casual or hardcore as you want it to be, The Creeps! is just waiting to steal away your free time...
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Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth to Land July 15th

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 30th, 2010

A few weeks ago we brought you news of Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth, a new Star Wars game hitting the iPhone. Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth is a tower defense type game set in the Star Wars universe. Specifically it's set in the Hoth battle sequence from the Empire Strikes Back. Possibly the best scene in the best Star Wars movie, ever.

We get word today that the game will be hitting the App Store in just 2 weeks for the very reasonable price of $2.99.

Under development for the past few months by Fluffylogic, a development house based in Bristol in the UK, the game will be released on the App Store by THQ. I personally am looking forward to this one. A tower defense game set during the Empire Strikes Back? What's not to love?

Space Station: Frontier

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on January 6th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GOOD
While more levels would be much appreciated, Space Station: Frontier is an excellent strategy title. There's a lot going on in this pocket of the solar system!
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Sentinel 2: Earth Defense

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Will on July 9th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: INCREDIBLE
A combination of fantastic graphics and multi-layered complex gameplay make Sentinel 2 the best tower defense game on the App Store. Be warned - it may be tough to go back to seemingly simple TD games after experiencing what Sentinel 2 has to offer.
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TowerMadness: 3D Tower Defense

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Will on June 30th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DECENT
TowerMadness boasts a lot of features and 3D graphics, but does nothing to distinguish itself. Graphics are surprisingly rough, and ultimately the game is fun but forgettable.
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Defender Chronicles

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Will on June 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Defender Chronicles manages to push itself above the crowded App Store Tower Defense genre with nice visuals, incredibly deep and balanced gameplay, and RPG elements. Defender Chronicles is a new perspective on TD games that you won't want to miss.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STELLAR
Sentinel is easily one of the best tower defense games in the App Store, and genre fans would be crazy not to get this one. Beyond the awesome eye candy, it's a pleasure to play...oh, and you get to blow aliens to bits. What more do you need?
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Circuit Defenders

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 15th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT RECOMMENDED
Circuit Defenders is a disappointingly ordinary tower defense game, despite some nice features like in-depth upgrades. We recommend passing on this one.
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