Tower Defense games have been becoming increasingly common since the beginning of the App Store. Anomaly: Warzone Earth radically changed the tried and true formula by putting you in the place of the attacking forces. How will this new tower defense game hold up to the new standards of customers and how does it improve and change the genre? Find out after the break!
Thank you for watching Channel 9 News now back to the story of the day. A local game company called Lambadu Games has released their game into the loving hands of Apple. Unfortunately the expected release date is not in fact the 18th but the 25th which is a surprising and heartbreaking development to us all. The good news is that we will be able to give you a detailed look at what is actually in this game so it will be just like you have it on your device except you wont and we will….just saying… Anyways this seems to be a very good remix of the genre and I feel will be well received in the gaming community.
The first amazing change they introduced is the fact that it is played in the vertical position(that means up and down) which is always good because it makes you look like your doing work or something else you should be doing. On the playing field you have a few places where you can set your towers. You cant just set them anywhere and I imagine that you will be forced to strategically choose where you want certain towers to best win the round. Another interesting innovation is the fact that you can place a tower next to a tower of a different type and influence it to have a different attack like a slow splash attack for instance. New towers are introduced through the course of the game and you combine different towers to form entirely new ones. After you beat a level you get BioMatter which you can use to buy things in the inventory shop that will upgrade all your towers on the field. In order to gain their benefits you have to equip them in the slots which also adds more strategic elements to the game. Overall this is definitely a nice turn on the genre and reminds me a lot of GemCraft except more fun and better visuals.
There are 3 different modes to play through Novice, Veteran, and Elite. I assume there are different levels after you complete each mode but there is a possibility there are not as well. Regardless that will give you a opportunity to stock up on the BioMatter and earn new powerups. As far as replayability goes you can try to score a perfect on each level which can be very difficult as it is very likely a lucky enemy will slip past your carefully planned defenses. One of my favorite things about the levels was that there is a huge boss at the end of each of them so you always have to be thinking of the endgame and what defenses you should put up.
Overall, this is a excellent take on the genre and quite a few new features make the game fun and enjoyable to come back to. Combined with excellent retro graphics and a lovely shop system this game will find itself on your device for a very long time. You can play it on all devices as it is a Universal Game. Its coming soon to an AppStore near you on the 25th! I rate it a 9/10.