• Publisher: Origin8
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 108.6 MB
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.6 (10)
App description: ***** Sentinel 4: Dark Star is now available! Get the series' latest epic installment here on the App Store! *****

The stunning third chapter of the highly acclaimed Sentinel sci-fi tower defense series!

* Metacritic Metascore: 87!
* WINNER: Best App Ever Awards 2010 Best iPad Strategy Game!
* GOLD AWARD Winner: PocketGamer!

* 2nd Place: Best App Ever Awards 2010 Best iPhone Strategy Game!
* Pocket Gamer's Top 10 iPhone games 2010!
* iPhone Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games 2010!
* Know Your Mobile's Top 10 smartphone games 2010!


Take the fight to the alien homeworld and unleash a massive arsenal of weaponry!


FEATURES

* UNIVERSAL build - play on ALL iPhones, iPod Touches & iPads!

* A challenging campaign featuring 20 levels across 14 distinctive & demanding maps!

* A powerful commander mech which can level up and gain new abilities as you play!

* Over 20 unlockable turrets, orbital ship weapons, automated drones and abilities at your disposal!

* IAP offers a new 15 level campaign, new commander, new weapons, new enemies and more!

* Customize your weapon loadout in the Armory to match the demands of the mission!

* Stunning graphics & fx - with full high-resolution Retina Display support!

* Endless modes for all maps with online highscores.

* Classic mode allows you to compete for scores in a pure skill-based game mode.

* Game Center integrated for achievements & score leaderboards!

* Exclusive music by the creators of the Sentinel 2 music - Specimen A.

* Completely reworked and revamped game engine.

Good luck, Commander!


REVIEWS

pocketgamer.co.uk - GOLD AWARD
"A game of immense quality, Sentinel 3: Homeworld represents the best of the tower defence genre with both depth and immediate action."

Featured in PocketGamer's Top 10 iPhone Games Of 2010!

touchreviews.net
"The Tower Defense Game that all TD games will now be measured by."


VIDEO & MORE INFO

http://www.origin8.com/sentinel3

** Look out for SENTINEL 4: DARK STAR, coming Q3 2014! **

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10-20-2011, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Origin8 View Post
Sliders take up a lot of space, unless it was in the options menu, which would make it a bit annoying to access.

How about adding a 'max upgrade' button to the UI that pops up when you select a tower? This will require you to still tap a tower once, but it means the main UI stays clean, and is much better than having to tap the tower->upgrade 3 times...
I like the idea of a max upgrade button that pops up, but would prefer it just be automatic.

My original thought was just have it be automatic after you achieve so many levels or earn so much money. IE, once you reach $100,000, automatically auto-upgrade every tower. Maybe have this as a choice in the settings screen (on/off, or type in a $ amount above which all towers are auto-upgraded).

IE, at levels 150+ when I have millions of dollars and can never possibly spend it all, I will always want every tower fully upgraded.

I really appreciate your considering this and look forward to whatever update you decide to implement!
01-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Can anyone give me strategy advice for Lvl 20 of Campaign 1 on Medium? I lose my gates by wave 60s-70s, and get overrun by wave 80s, even though there are not many empty spaces left.

I use everything except for Beam, Flame Thrower, and Missle. I mainly use Sentinel Missles, Napalm, and Ressurection.

I only have enough cash to upgrade my Laser and Bomb to the max level. I try to have a Booster connect to almost all weapons. I hardly ever have enough for upgrading Line Laser and Sniper.

My Commander is currently on lvl 13. I have only played the Medium Campaign so far.

01-05-2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by spudd View Post
Can anyone give me strategy advice for Lvl 20 of Campaign 1 on Medium? I lose my gates by wave 60s-70s, and get overrun by wave 80s, even though there are not many empty spaces left.
Hmm, the fact that you haven't many empty spaces left makes me think you're placing too much emphasis on buying new towers at the expense of upgrading existing ones. Upgrades generally have a better cash-for-destruction ratio than new towers and the top tier upgrades are very powerful.

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01-05-2012, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Repair Drone View Post
Hmm, the fact that you haven't many empty spaces left makes me think you're placing too much emphasis on buying new towers at the expense of upgrading existing ones. Upgrades generally have a better cash-for-destruction ratio than new towers and the top tier upgrades are very powerful.
As I mentioned, my main weapons are Laser and Bomb, and all of them are upgraded to max. Should I used less of them and more of the other expensive weapons (Line Laser and Sniper)?

I tried to place slow towers all over to make sure to cover most of the paths. Is it better to upgrade them, instead of spamming them?
01-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Absolutely, 3 bursts is better than one single slow burst. Allows you to slow more at once.
01-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by spudd View Post
As I mentioned, my main weapons are Laser and Bomb, and all of them are upgraded to max. Should I used less of them and more of the other expensive weapons (Line Laser and Sniper)?

I tried to place slow towers all over to make sure to cover most of the paths. Is it better to upgrade them, instead of spamming them?
Yeah, if you're using a lot of the $20 Lasers you should look into experimenting with the more expensive towers. Go to the Armory and tap the weapons in the top slots and you'll be able to see damage and cost for each upgrade level. Lasers fire fast but they only do 15 damage at max upgrade, when the first level Beam does 300.

Everybody plays differently, but I generally only use Lasers right at the start. Remember to sit on your cash as long as possible - don't spend if your tower setup is coping easily! The interest earned can really make a difference.

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03-02-2012, 07:07 AM
I'm going to be cheeky and plug Sentinel 3 on another platform: it's now available on the PC from Impulse right here. If you've got any iOS-less friends, let them know

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05-25-2012, 07:25 AM
Heads up, we've put Sentinel 3 down to $0.99 for a few days, Because We May The Mac and Android versions are also on sale, for all you platform traitors

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05-25-2012, 07:29 AM
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Heads up, we've put Sentinel 3 down to $0.99 for a few days, Because We May The Mac and Android versions are also on sale, for all you platform traitors
That should persuade people who don't already have to get it now but what I'd like to know is when you'll be optimising Sentinel 3 to support the iPad 3's retina display?

I used to play Sentinel 3 a lot and was one of the early adopters when it first came out but have been spending more time on Kingdom Rush as Sentinel 3 hasn't been updated since August last year.

Last edited by DelBoy2181; 05-25-2012 at 07:31 AM.
05-25-2012, 09:02 AM
We don't have any current plans to update Sentinel 3 with iPad Retina, though we'll of course be looking to support it in future releases (including one new project that's bound to be of interest...)

While we'd like to get iPad Retina in we're a tiny team so manpower's really tight. The Sentinel series plus Space Station is by just two guys, one being the artist who's needed on all our other projects. While the iOS version has been quiet, the sole Sentinel coder has been dealing with Mac, Android, and Windows versions of the game, plus an awful lot of behind the scenes stuff.

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