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[dropcap style=”style1″]E[/dropcap]voled from the very fundamentals of strategy games, tower defense is a unique genre and unexpectedly popular. With simple gameplay, yet possessing deep strategic plannings, tower defense fits the bill of anyone – from hardcore gamers to casual players.
Originally halted from the sacred land of PC, but tower denfese hasn’t yet to make any impact worthy to mention. Only until it landed the very first step on mobile platform, tower defense has finally found its own haven. Indeed, with the omnipotence of touchscreen control, tower defense could express itself to the fullest without any drawback. On the other hand, with low requirement on hardware and having an addictive gameplay, tower defense is also the best candidate that mobile platform could ask for.
And the obvious result, is that tower defense in one of the best gaming genres that reigns the mobile platform. Let’s share some informations about 5 amazing tower defense mobile games!Note: The order on this list isn’t actual ranking.[space space_height=”40″]
Price: 0.99 USD
Download:[appbox appstore compact 350642635] [appbox googleplay compact com.popcap.pvz_na]Originally born on PC, Plants vs. Zombies instantly became a phenomenon the moment it reached the hand of gamers. It isn’t an exaggeration to say Popcap Games has become famous since the landing of Plants vs. Zombies.Plants vs. Zombies uses a crazy, yet interesting theme: cute plants and trees, instead of gattling guns and turrents, rose up and fight the disgusting zombies. Indeed, Plants vs. Zombies could easily capture the heart of anyone who had a glance upon it.
Another thing worthy to point of, is that instead of using top-view vision like other tower defense games, Plants vs. Zombies setups its stages in parallel lanes. This layout alone could destroy any logical thinking of traditional strategies.
In Plants vs. Zombies, normal plants become lively and funny than ever. We could never forget the serious looks on the face of Peashooters and Tallnuts, which is completely opposite to the dumbfound dead zombies.
With so many unique features and an amazing image, there’s no way that Plants vs. Zombies couldn’t top the chart of best tower defense games on mobile platform.
But it is a dead wrong impression, if you’re biased by the name and the looks alone, since Tower Defense: Lost Earth is an extremely amazing game of the tower defense genre. Until today, there’s no other games could surpass Tower Defense: Lost Earth in term of solid gameplay and marvelous challenge.
Price: 0.99 USD
Download:[appbox appstore compact 434566053] [appbox googleplay com.com2us.towerdefense.normal.freefull.google.global.android.common]It’s safe to conclude that Tower Defense: Lost Earth is an excellent, classic tower defense without flaws. The tower arsenals in Tower Defense: Lost Earth aren’t vast, but every single one was designed to serve critically strategic purpose – and that’s why the players of Tower Defense: Lost Earth need more thinking than other games of the same genre.
The enemies in Tower Defense: Lost Earth could be described in one word: tough! It’s almost impossible to win a stage without letting a single one passing through the gate. And they also possess variable tactics and specialities to slip pass the solid defense of careless players.
Price: 2.99 USD
Download:[appbox appstore compact 396103539] [appbox googleplay com.Origin8.Sentinel3]Staying on the opposite polar of Tower Defense: Lost Earth, in Sentinel 3: Homeworld, us human race plays the role of the invaders. In fact, when the population on Earth has exceeded the capability, or in the case the human was on the verge of extinction, the common thought is to migrate to space, living on giant Motherships, and looking for new havens.
Unfortunately, in Sentinel 3: Homeworld, the human finally found a safe planet with good living conditions – but already owned by “something”. This host showed to sign of hospitality and started to attack the human. So that’s why in Sentinel 3: Homeworld, we have to defend ourselves from unwanted threads – not only from the hosts, but also from other invaders. With sci-fi theme, the weapon arsenals in Sentinel 3: Homeworld could be deemed amazing: laser towers, flamethrowers, rocket launchers… you name it, we make it.
With a vast arsenal of towers and map skills, the players have plenty methods to defend themselves against hostile hordes of alien. The great thing about Sentinel 3: Homeworld is that nothing spent unused. The players have to deploy everything the game granted to survive, due to the ridiculously high difficulty.
Price: 0.99 USD
Download:[appbox appstore compact 516378985] [appbox googleplay com.ironhidegames.android.kingdomrush]Like other genres, tower defense games also have different themes to choose from, and it should be logical enough not to use laser in the Medieval Ages. Developed by Ironhide Game, a young and infamous team, Kingdom Rush is an odd case because it made big-bang when it was released.
Unlike other types of tower defense, in Kingdom Rush you can’t build towers as you feel like – only on certain spots that the stage has prepared before-handed. That’s why the players have to think and plan carefully about where and what to build to maximize the potential of the towers.
The enemies in Kingdom Rush aren’t dumb, either. Besides from variable abilities to survive and counter your defense, they also have wicked tricks under their sleeves. Sometimes they could appear from mutiple lanes at the same time, or even cut the trees to make a new one to catch you by surprise. Complimented by the fast and thrilling pace, the difficulty in Kingdom Rush could make anyone half-hearted give up after a few attempts.
If you like to play tower defense, love the beach, and fancy the ages when the pirates ruled over 7 oceans, then Pirate Legends TD is exactly the best choice. Most of the time, tower defense games only have decent level of graphics, since they focus on deep gameplay to sale – but in the case of Pirate Legends TD, you would be enchanted by its gorgeous graphics.
Download:[appbox appstore compact 626884809] [appbox googleplay com.superhippo.pirates]Most of the time, we’re used to play tower defense on land, so in Pirate Legends TD it could be a little weird at first since the sea doesn’t have simple layout at all. And like Kingdom Rush, Pirate Legends TD strips you from the pleasure of building towers wherever you want, but only on certain spots. It goes without saying that this type of tower defense is the most difficult one.
Fortunately, in Pirate Legends TD you aren’t alone – because there’re plenty of friends out there who’re willing to help, with a nice price. They could be the natives, the deserted soldiers, or other pirates – and also the power of nature is at yours to command: from raging whirlpools, rampaging storms… to a hungry Kraken awaits to sink the enemy ships.