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Kingdom Rush

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Tower defense game breaks mold with heavy focus on strategy.

What parents need to know

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. 

Violence

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.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

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
Price:$.99
Release date:January 25, 2012
Category:Strategy Games
Size:60.60 MB
Publisher:Armor Games Inc.
Version:1.2
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!
Teen, 14 years old Written byEnglishPenguin June 13, 2016

Great intro into the tower defense genre.

Many TD( tower defense) games fall short with repetitiveness, non-unique enemies, even bad game layout. Kingdom Rush is a great example of a strategic TD game done well. The games upgrade tree is an added bonus, plus the unique towers and enemies. The goal of TD games is quite simple, ussually enemies travel down a path towards the edge of your screen, your job is to keep them from exiting your screen through by using a combination of towers placed strategically up and down the path. The towers will most likely shoot some type of object (be it arrows or cannon balls), they can be upgraded and customized. The player loses the game if a certain number of enemies passes through the safe zone at the bottom of your screen. Game difficulty can be raised or lowered, though you will most likely have to think since this game requires it. The only violence in this game occurs when enemies or allies are killed, and a small "pool" of cartoonish blood appears. Overall Kingdom Rush is a great first TD game for any kid, or adult.
Adult Written byStephanie W. August 26, 2016

This game is fine, we are however upset that the app itself claims that there is no blood in this game, when really THERE IS. Anyone know how to turn it off??

This game is fine, we are however upset that the app itself claims that there is no blood in this game, when really THERE IS. Anyone know how to turn it off?? This description saying that there is "No blood" is false & misleading.

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