Navy Patrol: Coastal Defense Review
- The game features some decent looking visuals.
- There is one main mode with only two levels of play to choose from.
- The game’s layout isn’t too user friendly and can be confusing.
- The game tends to crash frequently.
Because of the game’s issues, Navy Patrol Coastal Defence is a ‘hit and sink’ title, and is not worth the current price.
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Navy Patrol Coastal Defence is the next addition to the slew of tower defence games for the iPhone. The game play is the same as what we’ve come to expect from tower defence games, players must protect their base by building and upgrading towers to stop the incoming enemy forces.
The controls are the usual tower placement click and drag formula but there are some new additions in the form of bonus attacks or effects, such as calling in a lightning storm to damage enemy ships. However, since the game minimises all the tower purchase windows automatically, you might be a little lost as to what to click on to bring them up again.
The visuals are very smooth and the water texture patterns are great. The sound is decent but players cannot use their iPod to compensate for the lack of music. The game features only one main mode and while there are leaderboard options, you will not be able to submit any highscores unless you have Wi-fi access.
While Navy Patrol does offer some fresh ideas, it still has a number of issues. Enemy ships are able to sail through rocks and other obstacles bypassing your defences, the game tends to crash quite frequently and the game interface isn’t as accessible as some other TD games out there. For the few things that the game does right, there are twice as many issues just waiting to frustrate and infuriate players.
Description**2009 Best Strategy Game Award Nominee**
Over 1M People are enjoying Navy Patrol, Time for you to join the Fun!
IGN.com: Impressive! "The current download is a lot of fun and it looks like more chapters are on the way, making Navy Patrol a solid value"
CNET.com: Navy Patrol Among The"5 Awesome iPhone Tower Defense Games"
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Introducing Chapter VI:"Alone In The Dark"
** Introducing ICS Mobile's Breakthrough AWS™ Realtime 3D Fluid Simulation Engine
** Fully Integrated iPod Controls
** 3Warfare Styles:
√ Sea Level √ Undersea √ Aerial
**15 Unique Specials Incl:
√ Touch-Controlled Satellite Laser Attack
√ Accelerometer-Enabled "Storm" Special
√ Long Range Missile Barrage
√ Tsunami Wave Special
√ Bomber delivered Nuclear Strike Special
**Dynamic AI Pathfinding System
√ Enemy Ships dynamically adjust their path based on your turret placement adjustments
** 9 Unique Upgradable Offensive Turrets
√ Fighter Jets Equipped Airfield √ Large Cruisers √ Mines √ Machine Gun Turrets √ Missile Turrets √ Attack Submarines √Infrared Laser √Quantum Laser √Leach Orb
** 8 Enemy Forces Including:
√ Submarines √ Fighter jets Equipped Aircraft carriers √ Dreadnoughts √ FAS
**Turret Targeting System
**Embedded “Skills Tree System”
** 3 Difficulty Levels
√ Seaman, √ Lieutenant, √ Admiral
** 2 Fingers for Pinch Zoom & Sub and Battleship Turret Rotation
√ Place a second finger on the screen before dropping a sub or battleship turret to rotate it vertically or horizontally
** Endless Mode
√ Beat a level and the endless mode option for that specific level will appear during the next game session