Tiki Smasher Review
- Pinball inspired castle defense gameplay.
- Varied enemy strategies.
- Cute cartoon style.
- Early levels feel repetitive.
If you're after a new take on a now 'classic' genre for the iPhone, Tiki Smasher might just impress you with its simple pinball inspired castle defense gameplay.
- Full Review
- App Store Info
It's not hard to stumble around the iTunes store and find a handful of great castle defense games, but it's somewhat harder to find truly unique variations on the genre. Tiki Smasher by JetFable takes physics based castle defense games in a new direction by using a tilt-controlled pinball to smash against enemies, making their game incredibly simple to play and enjoy.
Several Tiki totems have enlisted your help to defend them from native tribes and animals who are out to destroy them. Your weapon of choice is a boulder sized pinball that you can bounce around the screen to crush enemies. The accelerometer controls are responsive and calibration options are available to make the game playable regardless of your orientation.
Tiki Smasher is bright and uses simple cartoon-ish designs that are unique for each area of the game while keeping with the 'Tiki' theme. Upgrades are available between levels and other than the main weapon and a special ability, there's no new weapons to try out, but with a wide variety of enemies across each area you'll be kept busy learning new strategies to keep your Tiki out of trouble.
Tiki Smasher is a refreshingly simple and unique castle defense style game that's worth checking out if you're a disgruntled fan of the genre out for something new. Casual gamers also won't be disappointed by its easy to pick up gameplay and basic upgrade progression.
Description----------- Critics Say ---------------
Appspy 4/5 - a refreshingly simple and unique castle defense style game that's worth checking out if you're a disgruntled fan of the genre out for something new.
GamesUnCovered - There’s a different collection of enemies for each environment, each having their own strengths and weaknesses; we love the sand sharks in the second area.
iPhoneGamerBlog - For the younger crowd, this game could be a good introduction to iPhone/iPod Touch gaming.
A new genre of Castle Defense -- defend the Tiki God against hordes of enemies with Smasher the pinball, played with just tilt controls. Explore the land of the Tiki Gods and experience the beautiful seasons, from Spring to Winter, and face-off against unique enemies, collect gold for different attributes and special power upgrades.
- Realistic Physics Engine
- Simple yet engaging gameplay
- Beautiful 2D graphics
- Campaign Mode with RPG style upgrades
- Survival Mode with Integrated Online Leaderboards
- Facebook Connect to share your progress
What's New in Version 1.01- Disabled Auto Sleep
- Fixed minor bug of Facebook button not changing state after login/out
- Various fixes / tweaks