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Mikado Defenders: an original feudal Japanese defense simulation for the iPhone / iPod touch!

In Mikado Defenders players deploy samurai foot soldiers, archers, and other units, desperately attempting to defend their fortress from an all-out demonic attack. It’s tower defense, with a uniquely Japanese twist!

Set in the Sengoku Era—a time when Japan was torn asunder by civil war—

Mikado Defenders features historical locations such as Edo and Osaka, renowned samurai commanders including Uesugi Kenshin and the “One-Eyed Dragon” Masamune, powerful Guardian Spirit allies, giant demonic enemies, an in-depth castle improvement system and more!

Special Characteristics:

- Castle Improvement –

Build your base up from a humble campsite to an impregnable fortress, complete with barricades and turrets! Investing in your castle is vital if you’re to have any hope fending off the Skull Wheel and other massive demons!

- Guardian Spirits –

Hold off the attacking demons for long enough and your castle will attract the aid of mystical allies. A single attack from one of these Guardian Spirits boasts the power to turn the tide of battle! Guardian Spirits also improve with your fortress; the stouter your defenses, the more powerful your ally!

- Samurai Commanders –

Reinforcing your castle and successfully destroying a “boss” giant demon has the chance of drawing a new samurai commander to your side! Recruit Oda Nobunaga, Sanada Yukimura, Date Masamune, and more! Each commander has their own special characteristics, and these abilities will prove vital in staging a successful defense!

- Class Change System -

Each unit will be promoted to an elite class by increasing its level to certain point!

-Taste of The Traditional Japan Art -

Not only the in-depth tower defense game system, Mikado Defenders features the Japan Art taste throughout the game, inspired from such art style as “ukiyo-e” paintings, and “sumi-e” paintings.

Other Features:

- Simple yet strategic game play!
- Intuitive goals: place your troops on the map, fend off attacking demons, and guard your castle!
- Easy controls: deploy samurai, select commanders, and unleash powerful guardian spirit attacks through intuitive taps and flicks!
- Play on your terms: you can suspend games mid-level, and come back to them later, picking up right where you left off!
- Selectable music: enjoy the provided ZUNTATA soundtrack or listen your own tunes!

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic take on TD

This game is a very welcome departure from the typical TD. At first it reminded me of Dungeon Defense (attackers can destroy your units but they regenerate), but I find it to be much more strategic than that because of the interesting maps. Maybe delay the advance of the enemy with your infantry and rain death from across the river with your archers, or put your cannons behind your camp wall as a last "F--- you!" to anyone who breaks through your defenses. The "commander" feature is cool though so far I've had a tough time recruiting more than just one. It does get very tough very fast, but I'm convinced that with the right unit placement and upgrades (the upgrade tree is rewarding as well, though I wish you could get gold easier) that victory can be achieved. This is my favorite game out of over 150 apps on my phone.

Good TD game but gets boring fast (needs more content)

I like this game - the graphics are original and the game play is hard but balanced. It has some interesting features, like the generals and the ability to upgrade your base in between levels. But, it gets boring really fast. There needs to be more content - more good guys, more bad guys, and definitely more levels. If this had more content, I'd easily give it five stars. As it is now, it just gets old too fast.

For those of you that haven't figured out how to get new generals, you have to upgrade your base to the highest level (yeah, I know, it's expensive). Then, once you have it fully upgraded, and after you beat a level, you get to fight one of the big bosses. If you beat the boss, then you can get a new general card. Enjoy!

Another winner from Taito

The animations could be better, but it's not really that big of an issue when you're in the thick of things. I'm not a bit fan of TD games, but I'm really enjoying this one, mainly because the use of actual troops (rather than just defense towers) makes it feel more like an RTS, and the graphics and music (love the jazzy riffs you get during combat — reminds me of an 1970's samurai epic), really get you involved in the action. They've also added enough complexity to the gameplay to keep things interesting while still keeping the game accessible to the neophytes. As far as I'm concerned, it's another winner from Taito.

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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 38.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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