Tower Defense: Lost Earth – iOS game
Tower Defence games have always been a favourite game type for me, playing it on all different formats and different versions of the game I would quite honestly say I’ve conquered every version. A friend of mine showed me this new version that was released on the AppStore. Tower Defence is a $0.99 game that runs on all iOS devices as it runs on my iPhone 3G quite well.
Initially when starting the game it was limited to a few towers and went through the introduction stages as most games do, the game had a quick learning curve that wasn’t too hard to pick up though. The differences in this game that appealed to me was that there wasn’t just the usual stop 30 waves of creeps for example, there were ones where you had to survive for 10 minutes, or collect 5000 minerals. This added a different approach to how you built your towers, there were places to mine minerals and attack rocks to obtain bonus minerals also, this gave you the option of risking your towers to gain more minerals or focus more on your actual defence.
There are three difficulty levels and each tower has three upgrades available, not straying too far away from the classic tower defence genre you find yourself progressing through the campaign only to find that there are specific tower combinations and locations to be built otherwise your perfect defence could be penetrated within one wave.
I found myself playing Hard as I liked the challenge and found myself struggling to keep all lives while finishing each level. There are other small quirks such as special power ups e.g. bombing ships, gravity (motion controls on the iOS device) etc.
At $0.99 AUD I would definitely recommend this game as it is probably one of my most played iOS games of all time up there with games such as Tiny Wings, Doodle Jump, Angry Birds etc.