Star Wars Tower Defense – Android Game Review
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. There was a game called Star Wars Tower Defense. Before you get excited, the only thing this game has in common with Star Wars is the fact its set in space. Cat Studio makers of Crayon Cannon have released a new tower defense game, and being a huge fan of that genre I had to check it out. Naming aside (I would change that logo guys), the game has some very large maps and plenty of enemies to take on.
Star Wars Tower Defense follows the same principles of all Tower Defense games which is setup your defenses and wait for the enemy to attack. You can control the path the enemy takes which is nice (and a bit tricky) as the levels are pretty big. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the pinch-zoom function to zoom out on this game. I also liked the fact you can pause the game and setup defenses. It might be considered cheating by some Tower Defense purists, but I thought it was great especially when you’re faced with the powerful bosses at the ends of the levels.
Okay, Star Wars Tower Defense has five maps, six types of towers, and three game modes with Classic, Extended, and Endless mode. The modes and difficulty can be unlocked by completing the levels which wasn’t that difficult to be honest. The towers can be upgraded twice, but don’t change appearance which would’ve been nice. The enemies will come at you in “rounds” and the game gives you a heads up of what to expect before each wave hits you by showing the total number of enemies as well as their hit points.
I really wanted to like this one, but it fell a little flat. While the game does look good, it could definitely use a little tune-up. I found the AI to be a bit unbalanced, and things did seem monotonous at times. The game as a whole is very reminiscent of Fieldrunners with a bit of Starcraft thrown in. Honestly, it’s just one of those games you’re just going to have to try for yourself. It’s definitely not the most original game out there, but it’s a not bad game either. You can check out the free version of Star Wars Tower Defense in the Android market or pick up the paid version for $3.99.
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