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Empire Defender TD: Tower Game

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Game glitches sometimes detract from the defense battle fun.

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While several elements play into a player's potential success, glitches really ruin the fun to be had with this tactical game. The types of towers players choose and locations they place them are a key aspect in Empire Defender TD: Tower Game because the actions they can take in battles are limited. Dragging a circle on the screen to another area will cause huntsmen to move there, but the available radius for each team isn't huge. Heroes can shoot and attack a certain location players choose, but there's a significant cooldown period afterward, so you can't do that too often. They also can't aim the arrows shot at opponents -- that's an automated motion warriors perform. Heroes can be upgraded with various abilities, and towers can be, too. Some strategy is involved in the game, because enemies have different skills, and players can ponder whether a new hero or increasing an archer's attack range by 10 percent would be a better investment. Gold coins rack up pretty quickly in levels as they play, so you can often earn enough to add another defense tower or two during games, which could potentially help turn things around if you're losing a fight. For now, your chance of making it to the end of a level really hinges on what items you choose before the round begins.

The game can be buggy, which is an issue -- the controls may not work at the start of a round, and the app can freeze and crash when you open it. Also a few of the game modes listed on the home screen are marked as coming soon. One may feature a more interactive option to give you more control over characters during a fight, but gameplay is limited now. When it's working, though, even though the battles may not be as dynamic as in some games, and you don't have control over everything, Empire Defender TD: Tower Game provides an entertaining enough experience for players to potentially enjoy checking it out.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 27, 2021
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Publisher: Zitga
  • Version: 1.0.159
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later, macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip, or Android 5.0 and up.
  • Last updated: June 1, 2022

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