geoDefense Swarm Review
- Publisher: Critical Thought Games LLC
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 14 Sep, 2009
- Size: 11.3 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Accurate placement controls.
- OpenFeint enabled.
- Semi-regular developer updates.
- Hard entry-level game for the genre.
Critical Thought Games have taken their already popular and top notch game and given players a new gameplay option with the open field system, making placement of towers far more important.
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Much like its predecessor, geoDefense Swarm by Critical Thought Games is not an easy game to master, but manages to remain a fun and visually exciting game that deserves its place amongst the best in the considerably well filled tower defense genre.
The addition of open field tower defense gameplay required some changes from the original geoDefense and what was once a fairly free-form placement of towers is now locked in to a hexagonal grid. Placement is fairly easy with a cross-hair placed above your finger as you drag towers to a precise location, though in the heat of the moment it is possible to drag the wrong tower and not know it till it's placed down.
Just like geoDefense the graphics are a visual explosion that use neon highlighted world objects and colorful special effects to push the limits of your iPhone. The earlier levels attempt to teach players how to play, though they're more for people already familiar with the genre. New players who manage to survive will soon come to learn they've not mastered the tricks of the genre, so it's fairly unfriendly in that regard.
Fans of tower defense games should consider adding this to the top of their collection and may even bump the original game if they favor the open field gameplay style. Newcomers to the genre might opt for a friendlier entry option, but there's enough leniency to learn the game then go back and get the high-scores.
DescriptionThe legendary Thinking Man's Defense Game!
Introducing geoDefense Swarm, the sequel to the critically acclaimed geoDefense.
TIME Magazine: Best 50 iPhone Apps 2011!!!!
TIME Magazine: Best of Everything 2009 Award Winner!!!!!!
Over 450K downloads!
kotaku: Sixteen Games That Make iPhone Gaming Worthwile list!
appadvice: "geoDefense Swarm is a stunning visual masterpiece!"
GamePro: 5/5 Stars "Can Swarm live up to the family name? You bet it can...Buy this game today."
IGN.com - 8.2 "Impressive"
AppChatter.com - "geoDefense Swarm is a must own game..."
panapticon: "100/100 — Quite simply a perfect iPhone game!"
geoDefense Swarm takes all the dizzying visuals, vexing challenges and addictive gameplay from the original, and changes the equation – instead of defeating creeps along a pre-defined path, geoDefense Swarm challenges you to use your creativity, building mazes for the creeps to navigate across obstacle-laden open levels.
- Classic 'Open Field' Defense Gameplay
- 30 Levels, Each With its Own Unique Challenges
- One 'Endless' Level in Each Difficulty Group - the Creeps Keep Comin'!
- geoDefense Swarm is OpenFeint Enabled - Featuring Online Leaderboards
- New Tower, new Creep, new Challenges!
What's New in Version 1.6- Beautiful high resolution Retina graphics for your iPhone 4
- Fixes for state saving on 4.0+ iOS when multitasking
- Latest OpenFeint (v2.8)
- Remember, the list of levels does scroll! Make sure you get to play all the levels!