geoDefense Swarm Lite
By Critical Thought Games LLC
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The Thinking Man's Tower Defense Returns!
Introducing geoDefense Swarm, the sequel to the critically acclaimed geoDefense.
TIME Magazine: Best of Everything 2009 Award Winner!!!!!!
kotaku: Sixteen Games That Make iPhone Gaming Worthwile list!
appadvice: "geoDefense Swarm is a stunning visual masterpiece!"
GamePro: 5/5 Stars "Can Swarm live up to the family name? You bet it can...Buy this game today."
panapticon: "100/100 — Quite simply a perfect iPhone game!"
IGN.com - 8.2 "Impressive"
AppChatter.com - "geoDefense Swarm is a must own game..."
AustraliaiPhone.com - "geoDefense is one of the best tower defense games, and Swarm is even better, maybe the best in the App Store!"
geoDefense Swarm takes all the dizzying visuals, vexing challenges and addictive gameplay from the original, and changes the equation – instead of defeating creeps along a pre-defined path, geoDefense Swarm challenges you to use your creativity, building mazes for the creeps to navigate across obstacle-laden open levels.
- Beautiful high resolution Retina graphics on the iPhone 4
- Classic 'Open Field' Tower Defense Gameplay
- 10 Levels, Each With its Own Unique Challenges
- geoDefense Swarm is OpenFeint Enabled - Featuring Online Leaderboards
As much strategy as Rock Band
In that you can't just randomly poke at it and expect anything to happen. Aside from that, it's more puzzle than strategy. The number of viable maps (and repetition of the first five waves) make it feel more like trying to guess the "solution" to combination lock. 0-0-0. No? OK, 0-0-1. No? Repeat as infinitum.
On the other hand, you don't have to worry about remembering prices of towers and upgrades, because they change with every. single. level.
Oh, and misplace a single tower in the first 5-ish waves and you might as well restart, cos there is't a penny to spare.
There are randomly tiles that have special meaning, and you won't get any explanation on what they mean. Not even on the developer's page for the game.
But hey, it IS addictive! Like cigarettes!
No margin for error
Just let me say, I love td Style games, especially the prequel to this one.
Swarm, however, is a little bit too frustrating for me.
Most of the levels feel like they were designed with only one solution, and any attempt to use a different method is simply doomed.
I play tower defense games for strategy. If I wanted to try and guess an exact method to win, I would go play codebreaker.
Allow a little more flexibility and this game would have 5 stars + a purchase for the full version.
This game is easy to learn and has a good difficulty progression in the levels. It's a good tower defense game with really interesting visual effects that bring it into a league of it's own.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jan 19, 2011
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Critical Thought Games LLC
- © 2011 Critical Thought Games LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.