Retro Defense is an old school styled version of a very popular towerÂ defenceÂ style game.Â
The goal, like in other types of these games, is to stop the invaders from getting through the board. What differentiatesÂ Retro Defense fromÂ FieldrunnersÂ (game we reviewed few weeks back) is that the retro look does give the game a more analytical/strategy feel. It is slightly concerning that at times the game can be quite slow but we hope this is going to be addressed in the future releases. Nevertheless, the game is pretty solid and it is a real pleasure,Â both for the eye and the ear,Â watching your towersÂ successfullyÂ take out incoming invaders.Â
You know the path they’ll take, so you have to spend your money wisely and build the right towers. Each tower type has it’s own benefits and weaknesses, and there are bonus towers and freeze towers to slow down the invaders and help you destroy them. Tower placement is key, as well as planning properly to not get caught by the wrong color of invader.
-15 levels, from easy to nearly impossible, each worth hours of play
-Laser, Missile, Shockwave and Freeze tower types
-3 types of tower in each main tower type
-10 levels of upgrade for each tower
-6 invader types
-Range, Power and Double bonus towers, earned by killing special invaders
-Authentic retro sound effects
FieldrunnersÂ has been voted one of the best games this year but if you are a fan of retro gaming,Â Retro Defense is a great alternative offering more levels and gameplay variety.