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iOS/Android – G.O.D [God of Defence] App Review

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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.

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Developer: MGAME Corp
Price: Free Version: 1.0.2
Released/Updated: May 28, 2012
Size: 39.7 MB
Rated: 9+

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 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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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,

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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