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Voted "Best Tower Defense Game"
- Slide to Play, perfect 4 out of 4
“Star Defense deserves your download dollars."
- IGN Editor’s Choice Award, 9 out of 10
“Star-Studded... Gorgeous visuals and equally fine-tuned play”
- Pocket Gamer Gold Award, 9 out of 10

What's new in 1.3:

- Players of Star Defense and Star Defense Prelude can now directly challenge each other and compete in online leaderboards on Nova Cratos

-Compatible with OS 2.2.1 and OS 3.0


Star Defense

...The Universe is in Your Hands

Created exclusively for the iPhone & iPod Touch.


Use multitouch to spin and zoom entire worlds in Star Defense, the highly-anticipated strategy title created exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch. Maximize your recon and plan carefully – each planet has unique pathways to protect, weapons to deploy, and enemies to overcome.

Survival depends on your ability to respond to the S’rath invaders in real time and build a mixture of towers that counteract all known alien units and resistances.

Once you’ve mastered taking on the S’rath, put your skills to the test in Challenge Mode and compete against your friends over Twitter, Facebook, or email.

New 3.0 features allow you to send challenges directly to your friends via the Plus+ network.


• POWERFUL ARSENAL – Build your defenses from 5 classes of towers, for a grand total of 15 different weapons, each with their own unique attributes, firing ranges and reload frequencies.

• MULTIPLE MODES OF GAMEPLAY – Defeat the S’rath in Campaign Mode or compete against your friends in Challenge Mode.

• ASYNCHRONOUS MULTIPLAYER ACTION – Battle your friends over the Plus+ network or via Twitter, Facebook, mail. Check out scores posted by other Star Defense players and take on their challenges by using the in-game Twitter challenge log or by searching for #StarDefense on Twitter.

• EXPLORE AND SECURE THE UNIVERSE – Defend 7 breathtaking worlds, each with its own distinct path layout, enemy types and immunities, and weapon choices.

• MULTIPLE LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY – Choose from Easy, Normal, or Hard difficulty settings for the challenge level that is right for you.

• EARN MEDALS AND COMMENDATIONS – Collect over 20 Medals and more than 30 Commendations by accomplishing specific feats on the field. Earn points in the Plus+ network for every achievement unlocked.

• UNLIMITED REPLAYABILITY – Go for the ultimate survival record and pit your skills against an infinite number of S’rath invaders.

• BREATHTAKING 3D GRAPHICS – Stunning graphics and 3D worlds – this is tower defense like you’ve never seen it before!

• PLUS+ ENABLED - Add friends, access online leaderboards, earn gamerpoints and Direct Challenge other Plus+ friends

What's New in Version 1.3.1

- Players of Star Defense and Star Defense Prelude can now directly challenge each other and compete in online leaderboards on Nova Cratos
-Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
-Compatible with OS 2.2.1 and OS 3.0

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Customer Reviews

A nice twist on the typical top-down Tower Defense game.

Star Defense really is a nice diversion from the normal static maps of the Tower Defense genre, in that you are spinning a 3 dimensional planet while playing. This, to me, adds an extra layer of urgency and strategy to the game, as well as a bit more immersion than the typical Tower Defense Game. The game has a very minor learning curve due to the controls needed to spin, zoom and turn the planet to see which towersneed attention, but any iphone/ipod touch user will be quickly accustomed to the gestures used. The graphics are crisp and clear, however the sounds are nothing to get excited about. I would have rated this game a 5, but it takes a bit more of a time investment than a lot of Tower Defense games available, and often when I am looking for a quick TD fix, I want something easier and faster, but if I want some depth, i just launch Star Defense. I am also a huge fan of the Plus+ system, which is really a nice additional feature to track your progress and encourage you to continue fighting off swarms of aliens even after you have played through the campaign mode. At 0.99 this game is a must-buy for any Tower Defense fans, especially those looking for a game with a bit of polish.

A Must-Buy at 4x The Price

This is one of the few "must-own" games for the iPhone. If you like tower defense in the least you'll love what Star Defense has to offer. At $0.99 there is no reason whatsoever not to buy it. It showcase amazing graphics and visual effects (for the iPhone) and manages to still perform solidly with few hiccups, crashing or framerate problems. The tower defense gameplay is simple but challenging, with 5 types of towers and enemies that are resistant to certain types, making you employ different tactics for each level. With the built-in +plus system you can set up a gaming profile (similar to XBOX Live) and share acheivements, scores, and challenges with your friends who also have the game. What are you waiting for, click buy.

In-Menu Ads From a PAID Game?

I simply hate it when developers think we want to see 1/4 of a menu screen coated in advertising another irrelevant game. Horrid.
The graphics are not smooth- lots of jaggies from the objects sticking off the star. The star concept is new and different, but ends up being cumbersome and a hassle to spin the planet. Further, I don't think there is a way to speed up the action.
This review is swayed because there is advertising when I paid for this game. I didn't pay money to continue to make the developer money. I paid money for a tower defense game.
On that note, search Sentinel for a better tower defense game experience.

Star Defense
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 61.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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