Yayınlanma: 30 Mart
What is Kingdom Rush?
Kingdom Rush is a Tower Defense game. Each level has roads that enemies traverse in waves and if they get from their starting position to the other end you lose life points, causing you to fail that level when your life reaches zero. To prevent that from happening players can build towers, control heroes and summon comets and reinforcements.
Towers can be built on predetermined locations alongside the road and attack the enemy. There are four kinds of towers - Barracks, Dwarven Bombard, Archer and Mage - and each affect different types of foes in different ways.
Heroes are powerful individuals who will aid you, leveling up as they vanquish foes, unlocking new abilities and becoming even stronger as the level continues.
Apart from that, the player is also able to summon a Rain of Fire from the skies to strike foes on the battlefield or spawn timed reinforcements.Money, game modes and upgrades
Money is collected by slaying enemies and starting new waves of enemies early and is used to either upgrade existing towers or build new ones.
There are three game modes per level in total: Campaign, Iron Challenge and Heroic. Whilst Campaign is the normal story mode, Iron Challenge and Heroic provide a new challenge, spawning stronger waves of enemies and having restrictions on what towers, upgrades and heroes may be used.
Based on your performance per mode you get awarded stars; these can be used to permanently upgrade towers and summons (Rain of Fire and reinforcements), providing strong bonuses.Why I recommend this game
This game has a lot to offer both to casual and more veteran gamers, due to the tactical nature of the gameplay.
Although the earlier levels can be beaten with relative ease, the difficulty ramps up quickly and provides the players some really tough challenges, especially during the later stages of the Campaign and the Iron and Heroic modes in general. The varied levels - and therefore ever-changing predetermined locations for your towers - always force you to strategize to achieve maximum effectiveness. As the waves of enemies per level are non-random, meaning wave X always has Y type(s) of enemies in Z amount, knowing what you're up against is extremely helpful, not just for your towers, but also when to cast Rain of Fire and reinforcements.
Add to that the twelve heroes who each fight differently and have their own perks and weaknesses when it comes to different types of enemies, and you see why this is rightly called a tactical game.
For me, I also really like the bright colourful artwork and the achievements, frequently referencing games and movies.
If I have to mention a negative, it would be that later levels of the Campaign are quite lengthy due to the number of waves and as it's impossible to save during a level, some players might find it too long.
As it stands though, I highly recommend this game, especially for those fond of Tower Defense games. If you're not sure and would like to try out the game before purchase, there is a free legal version on several gaming websites. You don't get all levels and heroes, but it should provide you with enough to decide whether this would be a worthwhile purchase.