By Jury Shortki
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In order to become a Higher Spheres University student every
challenger has to show his skills in a special card game, which requires to think wisely, to benefit from natural and magic forces and to see opponent's weaknesses. Battle Mages liked this game so much that for their fights they changed battle sticks for cards.
The dusty University archives store separate fragments of the Shortki's diary describing the lost world completely ruled by magical towers. The most advanced graduates of the battle ontology chair endeavor to conquer the Land of Towers. Well now it's your turn!
* simple game mechanics where playing one card after another one has to lift its tower skyhigh or to precipitate the opponent's tower to the ground. But you can achieve significant victories only taking specifics of cards and of their creation into account;
* a vast map of magical towers, plan the strategy of conquering;
* a lot of valuable medals and awards to improve your abilities;
* special quests with special awards for their completion;
* the cunning Lord standing in your way;
* the mystery of the Land of Towers from the Shortki's diary
are waiting for you.
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"It has a compelling, strategic overworld element, combined with tactical battles, achievements, alternate win conditions, upgrades, and a beautifully rich and thematic world." — djflippy, Senior Member of touchArcade forum.
"Basically if you play Strongholds and want more depth in the battles and a more strategic long-term campaign mode... then you will LOVE this game. I've been playing non-stop personally." — writingsama, Senior Member of touchArcade forum.
"It's definitely a great game, and I'm still figuring out nuances of the gameplay. Believe me, this will not be a game that you can just zip through in a few hours." — Big Albie, Senior Member of touchArcade forum.
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What's New in Version 2.0
+ Now with tower-to-tower Multiplayer gameplay.
(Peer-to-peer multiplayer requires iPhone OS 3.0, and is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and 2nd Generation iPod Touch);
+ Added music;
Music composed by Mike Weiser, www.mikeweisermusic.com (ASCAP)
+ More animation and sound effects;
Fun until it become buggy
For this game you work your way through a tree-like map of towers, challenging each one until you win against all of them. Then, the rules change a bit and you play the same tree over again. Through these two phases it was fun.
Then you play through the same tree again, and this time the numbers on the cards indicating what it cost to play them and how much gain or damage they do become worthless. High impact cards have little effect when you play them, but quite a bit more when the AI does. Similarly, the cost to play them for you is the same as the cost for the AI, but the AI gains resources in addition to what should be awarded each turn.
I am fine with the game getting tougher, but this is simply programming the AI to cheat.
Castle wars with Cards....solid game
This little card action game has strategy, depth, enjoyment, and has great replayability on all accounts. I bought the game early on in the release date, enjoyed it then, and now I am back playing it againwith full appreciation of the game and what it offers. this is a solid game with nice features and good card action "decision" concepts. For .99, give this a try and you might just keep this in "regular play" mode for a while. Nice going guys.
I have not gotten into this type of game before, but now I am hooked ! What a hidden gem of a game. I can't stop playing. Easy to learn, easy controls, nice graphics...and a steal at $.99... just an all around great game. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes strategy or card games.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 21, 2009
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 10.1 MB
- Languages: English, Russian
- Seller: Iouri Korotkikh
- © 2009 Jury Shortki
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.