Tower defence games on the iPhone (or ‘droid) just got a whole lot more fun with this sleek-looking and addictive app. It’s free too.
Developer: MGAME Corp
Price: Free Version: 1.0 .2
Released/Updated: May 28, 2012
Size: 39.7 MB
User Interface: 4/5
Re-use/re-play value: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
What Is it?
This app (which is also available for the ‘droid) is a simple tower-defense ‘Shoot ’em Up’ but with a bit of a sleek twist, given the name; it uses what appears to be the ‘Hand of God’ as the weapon with which to slay your opponent. This takes the form of hordes of hideous, demons and other vile un-dead creatures that simply try to make a dash across your screen to attack the gates of Hell. The gates (and your skill) are the only things between them and the human world.
Is It Easy to Use?
Absolutely, yes it is. You must stop your foe by hurling fireballs, lightening plasma and purifying ice. Once you’ve got the hang of tilting your iPhone to follow the ugly hordes, while shooting at the same time, it’s simple enough. If you’re playing on a iPad it’s a bit trickier to tilt while keeping one finger on the weapon and another on the ‘trigger’ button, but not impossible. All the same, we would recommend you use the iPhone (or ‘droid phone). As for the earning of extra (life) blood, that has been made easier to achieve in the latest upgrade, though can buy extra ‘blood’ as in app purchases (up to £2.99 for 6000 units). There’s a built-in guide with a walk-through tutorial, which we would advise you to watch for some handy tips.
Is It Fun?
Yes it is. The game play is straightforward at first, lulling you into a false sense of security, but that and the tempo soon changes as you move through the various levels. You’ll be fighting furiously towards the end, and you’ll need to concentrate but it’s pretty cool alright.
Is It Pretty?
Some of the screens and animated figures are absolutely top-notch and surprisingly well-detailed; the developer has gone to a lot of trouble though it’s easier to see on the iPad’s larger screen. On a smaller screen, such as the iPhone, it’s more difficult to appreciate. Some of the option screens lack the same polish as some of the other artwork. But, while that’s a pity, it’s not exactly a show-stopper (they’re a small component of the overall game-play)
Should You Download It?
Yes, the standard version is free to download and play (for both Android and iDevice), so there’s certainly nothing to lose but we think you’ll love it. If you’re into tower defense games, then this is one is certainly intriguing, immersive and addictive.
A paid for Premium version ($4.99 / £2.71) for Android is also available, giving you twice as many ranking points, the use of the Golden Goblin to aid your defence of the gate and a new ‘Hell Mode’ level,