- Well presented and simple interface.
- The tera-forming mechanic can be fun if you plan ahead.
- Tends to slow-down as more enemies and towers fire on screen.
- Not a lot on offer for genre fans.
For those looking to try the genre, you could do a lot worse than TriDefense. It's a game that's packaged well and takes full advantage of the system, but doesn't really push any boundaries.
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Tower and castle defense is a genre that continues to explode on the iPhone thanks to its intuitive touch interface, so there's little room for any new games that bring nothing exciting or new to the genre. TriDefense by Kalio fails to be an outstanding product amongst others available on iTunes, but does bring a mechanic that may tip fans of the genre over.
TriDefense has learned well from its predecessors and has implemented a fairly fool-proof system of dropping, finalising and upgrading its towers. Maps can be zoomed in and out of with the pinch gesture allowing more fine-tuning of your tower placement which involves using a tap to place, a drag to position and a final tap to confirm. What makes this game truly interesting is the ability to tera-form the play field, essentially creating the maze for a particular map instead of being forced in to a set path.
There's not a lot going on visually here, it uses a popular gritty war-esque brown, grey and blue palette. A lot of the details in the artwork will unfortunately go unnoticed as you scramble to keep ahead of the swarm and spend most of your time zoomed out to keep a broader overview.
Genre fans may not find a lot they're after here. The ability to drive enemies through a purposefully designed maze may pique the interest of some, but the otherwise fairly standard gameplay makes it more suited to those getting their first taste of a tower defense game.
DescriptionGain control of Zorganto, fighting your way against the Bombdroids, with an arsenal of powerful towers.
TriDefense is a new game of the towerdefense genre with a unique feature: modifiable terrain. This opens a whole new world of possible strategies to win the game.
Get engaged with the challenging missions, discover new strategies to fight the new water enemies along the classic air and ground ones, but most of all, have tons of fun!
► MODIFIABLE TERRAIN
Flood the land, or build over water, creating new paths for your enemies. Use it to explore new and unique strategies.
► FREE PATH
Place your towers freely in the battle field, and expect your enemies coming from virtually anywhere.
► DIFFERENT MISSIONS
Beat your enemies in several missions, each one with unique objectives and a carefully planned terrain to challenge you. Enjoy each mission in the Rookie difficulty and get ready for the Expert!
► THREE KINDS OF ENEMIES
Besides the ground and air enemies available in most TD games, fight the new water enemies. Look out for the smart enemies too.
► TOWER ARSENAL
Deploy your 18-strong tower arsenal, each one with multiple upgrade paths.
► POSITIONAL AUDIO
Use your ear to know where the enemies are coming from!
▶ OPEN FEINT On-line scoreboard.
▶ FAST FORWARD
2x & 4x speed
▶ SURVIVAL MODE
Play any mission in survival mode and see how many waves can you resist.
► #5 in Top Apps (US)
► #5 in Top Games (US)
► #1 in Strategy Games (US)
Winner of the Mobile Game Award - 4th National Video Games Contest - Uruguay
“If you enoy [TD] games then I’m confident you will like TriDefense and should give it a go.”
"With OpenFeint, cool graphics and a couple nice features, I’m surprised myself how it took AppVent Calendar for this game to get noticed. The verdict? Of course download it!"
"Overall, we feel TriDefense is a must have for any [TD] collector. Rating: 4/5"
"Anytime a new element of strategy is added to a game that hinges on strategy, that’s a win."
-- App Girl Reviews
"This game is quite challenging due to the fact that attacks can come by land or by water, however it is interesting and fun. […] This is a great pass time and a good choice for [TD] fans."