Last Front: Europe Review
- Challenging balanced TD gameplay.
- Co-op multiplayer mode.
- Unlockable maps and unique upgrades.
- Tower placement can be picky.
Last Front: Europe is a TD title we definitely wish we picked up on sooner and fans of titles like Field Runners will love this title and it's in depth features.
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We're digging through the archives a bit here, but Last Front: Europe by Plow Digital is one of those games I definitely regret not picking up on the first time around.
Early on Last Front feels much like an open area tower defense title like Field Runners, giving you the option of placing towers with relative freedom to 'maze' incoming units. However as you progress through the campaign, unlocking new and diverse maps, you'll have to account for units with clever AI that attempt to outwit your maze or even attack your forces to push through weak points. Thankfully the player has traps and unique upgrades at their disposal to counter these pushes or protect their own forces.
I've often been harsh on titles that use a bland color palette, especially in games like this where identifying between objects and units is critical, but the artistic style is clear and the vibrant splashes of color that are in the game really stand out. Recent updates have also added a new difficulty mode that forces players to react to extremely clever enemy AI that will stop at nothing to get by your defenses.
However I should temper my excitement and point out that 'Last Front: Europe' doesn't really stand out too much barring its focus on tactics. What it does excel at is ensuring that everything has a place and a purpose, which makes this a fun and balanced challenge to explore. With so many maps, modes and countries to play this is definitely a game tower defense fans will want to try out.
DescriptionAccept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - General George Patton ★★★★ NEW Generals Mode
iPhone iPad, and iPod touch users can now immerse themselves in the European battles of World War II with the launch of Last Front: Europe from developer Plow Games. An intense strategy-based gaming experience, Last Front: Europe offers players three modes of game play, as well as the ability to customize accounts and create their own maps.
****TouchMyApps: Grab It
****TouchArcade: Five Stars
****Touch Reviews: Five Stars
****ComputerWorld: Real Time Strategy
****Dualshocker: Strategy game w/Map Editor!
Last Front: Europe offers players three modes of game play, in which users can play as the British, Soviets, Germans or Americans. Featuring 16 maps spanning four historic battles of the European theater, including The Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of the Bulge Last Front: Europe lets players immerse themselves in the conflicts that took place in Europe during World War II.
-Play as the British, Soviets, Germans, and Americans in 16 maps spanning four historic battles of the European theater.
-Three modes of play and three difficulty settings maximize the player experience: Campaign, Battle, and Online.
-Build a wide range of units including minefields, tanks, snipers, and airfields.
-Upgrade units to make them more able to take on increasingly powerful attackers.
-Earn experience and rank up to unlock new units, advantages, and awards.
-Create maps at www.lastfrontgame.com in the Map Editor and download them to your iPhone or iPod touch.
-Download from an endless supply of free user created maps or make your own to play on your iPhone or iPod touch.
-Challenge your friends to compete in online mode.
-Earn historical awards, ranks, and honors for your own personal profile.
-Customize your Service Record at www.lastfrontgame.com.
-Gain access to the Last Front Community and compare scores, share strategies, and share maps.
Mobile: Visit lastfrontgame.com from your iPhone or iPod Touch to download new maps. It's easy! Just save the site as a favorite and a mobile app icon will appear on your device. This will let you quickly and easily connect to the site and begin sorting and downloading user-created maps.
The real time strategy genre continues to flourish on the iPhone. Today it's bolstered by the release of Last Front: Europe, an expansive title with a heavy emphasis on user-generated content.
What's New in Version 1.04- Added new "General" difficulty mode, tougher than hard and with enemies that do their best to avoid your defenses
- Updated to OS 4 w/ multitasking support