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Solid tower defense 'Defense Zone' (Universal) $2.99>Free

03-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,743
Solid tower defense 'Defense Zone' (Universal) $2.99>Free

It's pretty cool. The huge cannon turret is a blast!!! I have to confess that I had to make use of the walk-through video of level 5 because I got stuck but now I am almost through with the game. Made all levels on easy, all except one or two on medium and some on hard.

Good and pure tower defense game without any stupid distractions like collecting coins or shooting on other things like creeps. Nice to watch and listen. On rare occasions (lots of enemies and explosions) there is a significant framerate lag on iPad 2 but still reliably playable. I am not so a hardcore war fanatic but this one is enjoyable.

No "In-App Purchases" for real money, no ads. Just a straight full version. Free for the first time.


Quote from dev:

Newly released Defense Zone 1.1 brings critical issues of the day into focus for a generation raised on video games. Defense tactics and elaborate weapons train the war strategical thinking and suit the tastes of future field marshals over 9 years. Inspired by the ongoing events on the battlefields this game is in advance of others of the same kind taking into account its crafted interface, finely tuned balance, sensible OpenFeint support and eye-catching graphics.

As regards shortcomings of bunch of similar games which developers experienced in person, Defense Zone 1.1 is notable for its worked out interface. The panels are easier to operate, the top panel is used only for the information, the lower - for management, and the right panel opens for operations on the chosen tower (sale, upgrade, firing modes, current and future characteristics).

The important feature of the game is an algorithm of appearance of units and corresponding waves. Waves are automatically generated, each following the preceding complex, since everything is balanced: distance between units, their total health, which makes the game interesting to play both on easy and hard levels. One more key feature is that maps have close to real and scenic detailed background with the units attuned to every new map.

While the gamers concentrate on defense with the turrets against the massive hordes of enemies, air raids, etc., the game provides more levels and types of weapon. In contrast to many games this one does not allow one super-weapon, only an artful combination of all of them can play that role. Different firepower, rate of fire, firing range, blast radius and price help gamers master their skilful shots.

Defense Zone supports OpenFeint that simplifies posting all level results in a consolidated database for further comparing with other players whatever level they play. Points are given not only for the number of dead units, but also for remaining lives after the passage of the level, for killing stronger units and for the time spent on the whole.

Poised to be played soon Defense Zone 1.1 may entertain the savvy gamer fond of war strategy and pertinent weaponry from liquid nitrogen cannon to howitzer.

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03-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 326
Thanks for the Heads up. I am a TD junkie. Even though most are junk these days,there's always that diamond in the rough so I try them all. Thanks again.

03-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 326
So I grabbed it and it is a very good Tower Defense release. No IAP. I ended up buying Part 2 it was that good.
03-08-2014, 03:30 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 442
Big fan of tower defense games here, as well. Thanks for bringing this series to my attention - had somehow missed it. Love seeing the Unity engine graphics. Excellent upgrades for weapons. The maps look great and that first level I played was a larger map than I was expecting - very cool. Don't think any of the other dozens of TD games I have feature the setting for the weapons to target nearest, strongest, etc. Unique. Looking forward to playing this one some more and may have to check out the Defense Zone 2 version. Thanks again for the heads up.
03-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 368
Been waiting for a sale on this one. I have version 2, an old sale I imagine, and play it quite a bit.
03-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,743
You're welcome. I've got version 2 as well earlier in a sale and it's recommended, too. Pure tower defense fun without distraction.

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03-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,644
So great. Waiting for this information for a long time.

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