Knights Onrush Review
- Vibrant visuals
- Addictive gameplay
- Annoying sound effects.
Chillingo have made a very solid tower defense game, with a lot of content. Give this one a try.
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Tower defense games have become a popular genre in the last few years. What happens when you combine one with touch controls? You get Knights Onrush. You have a castle. Waves of enemies attack it. Using your finger and defenses you can purchase and upgrade, how long can you hold out? The difference between this and other tower defense games though is that as the player, you get involved as well.
Defending your castle is as easy as lifting a finger. The main control is flicking the oncoming enemies into the air, killing them when they splat back on the ground. You can also drag enemies over to be sacrificed and lay down the path of fireballs, cannons, and other traps. At the end of each day, the money you earned can be spent on upgrades ranging from any number of traps and weapons, to new sacrificial altars, and stronger doors to keep the enemy out.
The games uses colour and design well. Everything is vibrant and each different type of enemy is well designed and easily distinguishable. What lets the game down is the sound however. The yelps from the knights as you flick them around gets very annoying and this reviewer turned his sound off after the first level. Aside from the main campaign, there is an endless rush mode, and a madness mode where crazy amounts of enemies attack your castle.
Knights Onrush is an addictive, good looking game with lots of levels and upgrades. Fans of tower defense games will love this, but gamers not used to this genre might take a while to get the hang of managing their defenses. Either way, this game is worth your time.
DescriptionKnights Onrush is an intensely addictive and fun castle defence game. As the enemies attack, flick them into the air, crush them into ground, blow them up, freeze them, boil them, sacrifice them, anything goes!
Nominated for Best Action Game of The First Annual AppAwards by appadvice.com.
IGN: A delirious strategy game with insane pacing & goofball gags; impossible not to love. 8.5 out of 10.
Modojo: Easy to get into yet hard to put down. Presentation is among the best we've seen on the iPhone. 5 out of 5.
Theappera: Can’t be praised enough. It’s fantastic, and gives a fresh look to a beaten concept. 8 out of 10.
Rustysabre: Knights Onrush is the definitive leader in the genre where the App Store is concerned. 9.5 out of 10
From the makers of iDracula, we bring you Knights Onrush. Knights are now officially Onrush!
They usually come before dawn and attack your home castle. They break through defense and attack every single man, pillaging, destroying everything.
Not this time! Let's show them what we've got! Flick them into the air, crash them into ground, blow them up, freeze them, boil them, sacrifice them, anything.
- An epic campaign with 12 castles to defend.
- 11 enemy types, including Wizards, Catapults, Bombers, Assassins, each with their own unique abilities.
- Defensive structures like Ballista, Boulder Thrower, Fireball, Squasher, Freezer, and Flamethrower for dealing huge damage
- Different landscapes such as Forests, Plains, and Deserts.
- Endless siege and Madness modes.
- Automatic save/load.
- Online Chat and Leaderboards
What's New in Version 1.2- New weapon - Freezing Bolt.
- OpenFeint upgraded to 2.0
- Lowered difficulty for Easy
- Added cheat option for those who have troubles passing specific levels.
- Made more obvious when certain upgrades are disabled.
- Added hints
- Game made more "responsive" - it's now easier to flick bad guys.
- Fixed "disappearing" campaign ("yellow dots" issue).
- Performance optimization