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Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King Review

By , on December 30, 2009

Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King
Download on the AppStore
5 out of 5


  • Online leaderboard access via OpenFeint.
  • Good game sound with the option to create your own custom iPod playlists.
  • Plenty of game modes to play through.


  • The gameplay can get a bit repetitive after a while.
  • Players might struggle if they rush in with no tower strategy.


For those sick of the usual tower defence formula, then Defender Chronicles – Legend of the Desert King is an enjoyable and worthwhile purchase.

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Just when you thought all Tower Defence games were the same, along comes Defender Chronicles to smack you upside the head with a dead goblin. Yes, the core gameplay is the same but certain changes have been made to break the repetitive nature of most TD games.

Instead of placing towers ‘willy nilly’ on the map, players must co-ordinate towers along the specific build zones to make the most effective army possible. The upgrade and placement system is very straightforward as players tap their choices using the appropriate prompts, but you’ll need to plan which units you upgrade first as gold is a scarce resource.

Visually the game is very well done and there’s a lot of sharp detail in units and buildings. The sound is great featuring voice overs between missions to keep players informed and the option to create some truly epic battle playlists from your iPod library is also available. The game features a number of different modes besides the main campaign, including quick plays and random maps, but players can also submit highscores to online leaderboards via OpenFeint.

Defender Chronicles is a great play for fans of tower defence and strategy games and offers a lot of game content. The shake-up from the usual tower defence formula is a welcomed addition but it can still get a bit repetitive. Overall, this is one title to check out if you’re a tower defence fan or just enjoy some strategy in your games.


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wiking 7 years, 4 months ago

i like this strategy game...

rekz 8 years ago

I still enjoy this app quite awhile after purchasing it.  It's got strategy, character customization, and nice gameplay.
I can't really effectively blow away those golems, but everything else is now do-able.
I did not shell out extra $ for the in-game items, but they seem pretty nice.  However, I like the game with the challenge it has.
I'd recommend this game to anyone.  It's easily playable for months.  I've played with it for ~ 18mo's - 2yrs?  Made me a fan of Chillingo, but I haven't seen another great app from them yet that I've liked.