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iPhone: Sentinel - New TD

02-26-2009, 11:10 PM
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Sentinel - New TD

Sentinel - $4.99 (8.4 MB)

Fist impressions (I'm playing and I'll update this in the next minutes):

Before playing:

- it loads fast
- 2 game modes: Assault and Endurance (it’s locked)
- 4 difficulty levels: easy to psycho
- 3 maps (only the 1st is unlocked)
- spaceship hud alike interface, quite nice, with a matching background music


- 60 waves (1st map)
- pinch to zoom in/out
- easy to place towers and a nice animation when it is built
- subtle sounds (no annoying sound when a new wave starts)
- towers (at least the ones I can play right now) mix to the background texture like in 7 Cities which is not good. After plying more the towers kind of stand out due the animations (good)
- upgrades change the tower appearance (great!)
- the first map has a barrier to contain the waves (something like an obstacle so aliens have to break it to access the other part of the map)
- one of the best tower animations I've seen so far
- if you have enough money you can fix structures

I'll play it more for sure. Everything feels right about this TD. Very polished. I can't believe it's only 8.4 MB. After playing some minutes (so it's not a review) I have that "I want more" feeling that lacked for me while playing Garden Defender.

You are commander of the dropship Sentinel. You must defend a distant colony from the alien hordes in this stunning new evolution of tower defense.

Protect key structures which block the enemies' path as the aliens smash their way towards your stronghold. Utilize an array of advanced technology including upgradeable towers and droids which can repair buildings or harvest resources.

⁕Tactical and unique gameplay which takes tower defense to the next level.

⁕Use the landscape and destroyable defenses to maximize the effectiveness of your weapons.

⁕Beautifully rendered environments, towers and enemies.

⁕Endurance mode to challenge the most hardened of players.

⁕Compete with players worldwide with the online high score system. View and compare scores seamlessly with the in-game score browser.

⁕Save your progress whenever you want. Automatically saves during a call.

If you've played 7 Cities, The Creeps or Fieldrunners then you will love Sentinel.

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Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 03-09-2009 at 02:52 PM.
02-26-2009, 11:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
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Wow...looks very impressive!

edit: Just saw the vid...I am getting it, looks to be easily on par with field-runners and 7cities which are like the big 2 of TD games

Last edited by GBX; 02-26-2009 at 11:15 PM.

02-26-2009, 11:13 PM
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My first reaction when i read the title was "oh nooo another TD!"

But WOW this looks fantastic! Anyone take the plunge yet?

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02-26-2009, 11:13 PM
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Stunning graphics. Unfortunately bad timing. I've spent so much that I won't be purchasing this any time soon.

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02-26-2009, 11:14 PM
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The graphics look sick and very detailed. I wonder how it plays compared to the other TD games like Field Runners or geodefense. At 4.99 don't know if I will bite.

Last edited by radchad1; 02-26-2009 at 11:18 PM.
02-26-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm in when the price drops!
02-26-2009, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by coconutbowling View Post
Stunning graphics. Unfortunately bad timing. I've spent so much that I won't be purchasing this any time soon.
Me too, i've bought like 3 $5 games in a row... I can't justify this quite yet... I'll just sit on the side-lines and hope that I hear some good feedback!

That video they have is great, i wish it were longer, or that there were a couple other ones to watch.. I like the look of the upgrade system..

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02-26-2009, 11:19 PM
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This game actually has really good graffics. I may want to pick this up

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02-26-2009, 11:19 PM
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I think I'll get this title. I like geoDefense but I'm waiting for the first update. Garden Defender is just OK. So...

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02-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
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Look impressive indeed, but I won't touch it at this price with no "Lite" versions.

Playing to Zenonia, NFS:Undercover, Sims 3, NY Nigths, Clue on iPod Touch 2G.
Waiting for C&C:Red Alert, Real Racing, Wolf RPG, Hybrid, Dexter.
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