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iOS – MonTowers – Legend of Summoners – Review

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Some games are made great and some games become great, MonTowers combines both of these attributes in one gorgeous looking package.

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Developer: Buffstone
Price: Currently Free
Version: 1.1.2
Released/Updated: May 11, 2012
Size: 159 MB
Rated: 17+

Our Ratings
Graphics/Sound: 4/5
User Interface: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5
Re-use/re-play value: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

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What Is It?

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This is a brilliantly drawn monster app whereby you play as a monster master in the beautiful world of ‘Alsperia’. One day mysterious buildings began rising from the ground in Alsperia and peace was never to be again. Out of these buildings monsters poured, the native peaceful people studied methods that could use the Monsters to their needs and they succeed. Those people that gained the power to use the Monsters were called ‘Summoners’ and were highly respected.

Is It Easy To Use?

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Yes, once you learn your way around the game it is simple enough. You have to become a Summoner and challenge the mysteries of the Towers by gathering the power of the Monsters. This is a strategy game and you need a fine balance of energy and coins vs the levels of the various monster towers you wish to conquer.

You’re helped in your quest by a rather busty looking side kick, it gives the impression that this game is perhaps targeted more at the teenage boy market but saying that it does have a 17+ rating, so is not for the younger teens.

As you progress through this game the more fun it becomes, it’s not really a game to pick up and only play for a short time, it’s one that you will want to be more involved with.

Is It Fun?

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Yes it is, it’s great fun and there’s a lot to learn. It’s a game that you can become fully immersed in and enjoy.

Is It Pretty?

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Very much so, the artwork is brilliant, perhaps it’s a little risque and if it was toned down a bit it should then receive a lower rating making it more accessible for younger children too. I think many would really enjoy this game.

Should You Download It?

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Of course, without question, it is currently free in the app store, and even at its ‘normal’ price of $0.99/£0.69 it still represents humongous value for money. There are in-app purchases if you want to go down that route, but it is not crucial to do so. We would recommend you play around with the free app first and see if you really want to purchase additional packs.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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