Tower defense games come in all forms these days. The popular game genre has spawned so many games where players are protecting against zombies, aliens, military invasions, and all manner of evil waves of enemies. In this fun game, the blue team is defending their title against the red team by pummeling them with baseballs, bombs and anything they can use to stop them from stealing the winning trophy.
Players start off with a certain amount of money to spend on players that do different things to stop the opposing team from getting the trophy. The pitchers will throw baseballs at the joggers as fast as possible to knock them out of commission. The shot putter will squash the athletes off the field with their heavy weaponry.
There are six different athletes that are unlocked as you complete levels. You can unlock them early with gems or just wait until you’ve made it to the necessary level. There are also bonuses like “Hail,” that add additional weapons or ammunition to the field. These bonuses are also unlocked by completing levels, but can be bought with gems if you’ve already collected or purchased them through an in-app purchase.
Players earn extra gems for finishing the level without letting any athletes get by them. Gems are also used to pay for the release of the bonus items. For example, one round of Hail will destroy everything in its path, but it costs 5 gems per attack.
This is a fun game for fans of the tower defense genre. It is fairly challenging right from the start. You definitely won’t be able to sit back and rake in the money on every level. Every win will be hard-fought in this game.
What I liked: The graphics and animations are fun. The athletes will do different things on the field while waiting for their turn to attack.
What I didn’t like: Because the game is so challenging, you feel like you want to spend real money on additional gems. It is not necessary, but the game is pretty difficult.
To buy or not to buy: This game is only $0.99, and well worth it. Even if you do end up spending money on additional gems, you are still getting a bargain. If you are a fan of tower defense games, give this one a sporting chance.
- Name: Goal Defense
- Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
- Category: Games
- Developer: Dynamic Pixels
- Price: $0.99