Amazon hit the scene earlier this year with a social game for FaceBook, but today they are debuting their first-ever mobile game with Air Patriots. Described as “a new kind of tower defense game with fun and unique gameplay requiring strategic positioning of an arsenal of planes to push back an enemy tank invasion,” Air Patriots offers game-players the unique ability to control their squadron using their fingertips to “draw the paths the planes will follow.”
The interesting part of Air Patriots is the switch-up over the usual tower defense style titles: in this one, you can actually move your towers to where they are needed most! As you progress through the challenges, “leveling-up planes and collecting gears,” you will “unlock new battlefields and add new unique aircraft” that serve to keep you engaged and addicted (through 28-levels of game-play and the earning of over 50 achievements).
As an added bonus, if your score is high enough that you receive a medal of honor (in any of the Rookie, Pro, and Veteran levels) you will be greeted with unlocked additional “survival levels” that offer even more of a challenge!
Amazon talks about their new game with a great deal of enthusiasm, stating:
“Defend your territory from enemy tanks! Amazon Game Studios’ first game for mobile devices combines fun, strategy, and defense-play with intuitive airplane touch controls resulting in addicting ‘I can’t stop playing!’ action!”
A team built by Amazon to focus on creating innovative, fun and well-crafted games, Amazon Game Studios, began in August of this year with ‘Living Classics,’ a moving object game on the Facebook platform.
Air Patriots is available for the iPhone and iPad (as well as the Kindle Fire and other Android devices) and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. The game comes with three unique maps but you can unlock four-additional maps for $2.99 once you are hopelessly hooked!