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Knights Onrush Review

By Dave Flodine, on July 1, 2009


Knights Onrush
Download on the AppStore
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PROS

  • Vibrant visuals
  • Addictive gameplay

CONS

  • Annoying sound effects.

VERDICT

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.

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