Kingdom Rush



Tower defense game breaks mold with heavy focus on strategy.

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Ease of play

The game ramps up difficulty a bit faster than other tower defense games, but also offers an easy setting for newcomers to the genre. People who have played similar games will appreciate the pace. 


Like the majority of tower defense games, there is a constant stream of (non-human) enemies; players mow them down with guns, bombs, magic, lightning, and asteroids. Enemy troops grunt when they die, but there's no blood.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kingdom Rush is a tower defense-style game that has plenty of cartoon violence, but no blood. Players defend their lands from enemies like orcs and goblins (among other mythical creatures) by placing various offensive and defensive towers along the winding path to the city gates. The game forces players to think strategically in order to win -- more so than many other games in the genre.

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Too many tower defense games follow the same pattern -- and as a result, do not prove to be a big challenge to fans of the genre. KINGDOM RUSH introduces a few new elements that have a big impact on the amount of strategy needed to win. Correctly placing towers is, of course, essential, but players also have to decide which enhancements they want to purchase (using coins earned exclusively in game), where to play reinforcements, and when to summon meteors from the sky. 

That dependence on strategic thinking makes the game challenging for some players, who are used to the genre standard, but once they're able to break out of their box, they'll find a terrific title that's not only intelligent, but also pretty funny as well. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:January 25, 2012
Category:Strategy Games
Size:60.60 MB
Publisher:Armor Games Inc.
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later

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Kid, 12 years old June 10, 2012

good for 8 and up

this game is pretty violent but who cares! well actually each kill you have there is a peddle of blood were they died and if you have the lite version the blood doesn't go away so ounce i had a pathway of blood! but this game also can be frustrating they don't tell you any instuctions so i had to figure it out but other than a couple of faults the game is great its a perfect strategy game above 8 would be fine but if you avoid the blood it is great for all ages!


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