Ever been crazy about defense games? I love them; they allow you a chance to be a hero or the savior of your people as you prevent the collapse of your castle or tower. This concept of game is available on Android phones and tablets to help you pass the time, especially when you have a fair amount on your hands.
Tower defense games have really come of age, with a lot of thinking and strategy involved in these games today. Gameplay is not “aim and shoot” but rather takes a lot of planning and strategy to defend a particular structure from marauding enemies that are hell-bent on destroying your structures. From a long list of tower defense games, here are my favorites.
Here, you are put in charge of defending 20 power crystals from the raiders. The game has 24 different levels with increasing difficulty and even if you were to pass all levels in a single try, the game is a lengthy one taking nearly 20 hours. The basic aim is to build platforms to fire weapons at enemies who are trying to get across the screen with the intent of stealing the power crystals. You must use strategy to funnel your enemies down a long path so that you finish them off before they lay hands on power crystals.
This is one of the most popular tower defense games that can be played on Android phones. In this game, robots try to go from one end of the screen to another and your job is to stop them by erecting defense towers. Once a robot is able to get out of a defense tower, it causes you to lose your health by one point. You can place the towers along the path anywhere on the screen you desire. There are different types of towers that each work well against different type of robots
If you have seen the epic horror movie of the same name, you are definitely going to enjoy playing this tower defense game on your handset. There are installations and structures that, as a player, you have to build to defend against eerie looking zombies that seem to have increasing range of weapons and powers with each passing level. There is no other tower defense game in the Android market that can match the graphics and realistic sounds of this game.
The enemies in this tower defense game are fast so do not think they will give up easily or that you would be able to destroy them like you used to do in the Flash games when you were a kid. If you have played Plant vs. Zombies, you’ll enjoy this game; you are a shooter and have arrows to shoot at monsters that are trying to invade your castle. You use the touch screen to shoot the arrows. With each passing level, the damage power of arrows increases – but so does the speed and strength of the enemies.
Price: Free Requires: Android 1.6 or above Market Link:Defender Developer:DroidHen
This very popular tower defense game can keep you engrossed for hours at stretch. You have to make use of obstacles and mines to defeat the enemies. There is a tutorial for those who have not played the game before; the other modes are campaign (long-term level-based mode) and battle (quick play). The game has a free trial version.
Can’t get enough zombie killing? Here is another addictive and fast-paced TD game that gives you an opportunity to destroy the undead. The game gives many different types of weapons to take on different types of enemy. Unlike some games, the position of towers used to defend are fixed, so you’ll have to choose the right type of tower for each space so as to place the best obstacles in front of the zombies.
Once a very popular iPhone game, Fieldrunners is now available for Android platform as well. Not only are the graphics great, but this tower defense game has a great number of weapons as well as types of enemies. This is a game that has become popular because of its polish. Those who have played this game say they are mesmerized by the visual effects.
This is not exactly a tower defense game, but does provide troops and tanks that you can place on the screen and also move around to counter the moving enemies. If you have played the computer version of this game, you’ll have seen that it was set in the Wild West. Here, World War II is the setting. Like the classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, you can play as either side: the American version allows you to use flamethrowers, while as a German you get the power of being a medic who can heal the wounds of your troops. The most dramatic effect is when angels fly off up in the skies after you kill an enemy.
Void defense is a tower defense game that requires defending a single base or structure. There are many different levels, and your defense towers can be upgraded. This TD game gives you credits for your kills, and any credits left with the player at the end of a level earn interest for the player. These credits can then be used to buy new towers and also to upgrade them.
This tower defense game has number of levels, different types of enemies, open maps, and the unique feature of a snowball. The player has to survive waves of mobs that tries to escape from the land and jump into the ocean. The health of the player plays a crucial role as when this health score reaches zero, the game is lost. It is your duty to prevent your health from going down by building towers and shooting at the monsters; you also have the ability to make a snowball by tilting the mobile in a particular direction.
Armored Defense is a high quality tower defense game for Android. The game has such realism that many players feel as if they are actually trying to defend their structure. The game is detailed and well designed enough that anyone can understand and play it. It involves much more than dropping weapons and laying landmines, as any player will realize when he plays for the first time. The game has big maps that can be zoomed in and out, and three difficulty levels with many missions in different settings.
This is perhaps the most creative and imaginative tower defense game of them all, as vouched by those who have tried their hands at the game. However, some say that it is the most difficult tower defense game they have ever played, with it being tough even at the starting level. The game has very high resolution graphics with interactive terrain that makes for an enriching game experience. The player has the liberty of six different types of towers from which to shoot at enemies as to prevent invasion.
If there is one tower defense game for Android smartphones that can take on Angry Birds for iPhone, it is Asteroid Tower Defense. The game’s storyline says that asteroids have fallen from the skies, and you have to defend your territory from these asteroids by setting up towers. It seems like an easy task in the early levels, but soon the asteroids’ size and speed increase, making it extremely hard to defend the territory. The game has excellent graphics and sound effects, which makes it very popular. Different guns are available, but must be bought with credits, making it difficult to defend the towers from the asteroids when in-game cash is running low.
When it comes to Android tablets, Age of Defenders is perhaps the greatest of tower defense games. The game has been designed carefully and with a lot of thought. It’s not just the menus and the screens that are different and polished; even the gameplay is far superior to all other tower defense games available on the Market. What makes this game unique is that it lies somewhere between strategy and tower defense, meaning that the player is both a defender and an attacker.
Amazingly, it is also an online multiplayer game, and can even be played against people on iOS or desktop platforms. One can learn the basics of the game in the practice mode and dive into multiplayer mode only when he is confident that he can take on other players. The game is crisp and polished and is very interesting in the wake of all the new capabilities it brings for players. Being a multiplatform game, there are lots of players available at any given point of time, so you won’t be short of an opponent.