Trouble in Tin Town Review
- Easy to pick up turn-based strategy.
- Three unique factions with various units to earn.
- Fun campaigns and clever dialogue.
- Strategy lacks depth; relatively one-dimensional 'attack and win'.
While it'd be nice if there was more to do, Trouble in Tin Town still manages to provide an interesting, if uncomplicated, campaign to complete.
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With so much variety available on the App Store, it's odd that more turn-based strategies haven't cropped up. Developer Jovian Minds has clearly seen an opportunity in the lack of strategic titles and has paired their game with a retinue of witty wind-up toys that are just itching to jump in to a fight.
Though perhaps calling it 'strategy' is stretching things a little bit as the game often boils down to punching ranged units with your melee units and shooting melee units with your ranged units. Earning new characters adds a bit of variety to the proceedings, but often it's a simple matter of massing toys and using single-hit kills (thanks to environment hazards) to overwhelm the enemy. Cash is earned for killing units and collecting treasure on levels, which can in turn be used to purchase new units to reinforce those you already have, but money saved at the end of levels can be spent on upgrading your characters and also carries over to new levels in the campaign.
There are currently three different campaigns to complete, each with their own set of unique wind-up toys and environments to enjoy. The game is also highlighted by clever dialogue exchanges that are in keeping with the toys and characters they represent, resulting in a fun storyline that's enjoyable from start to finish.
The real keyword here is 'simplicity' and while for some the lack of deep strategic elements may put them off, there's still plenty of variety in the combat to elevate the gameplay above a simple brawl. While it would have been great to see some sort of multiplayer option, Trouble in Tin Town is still a great single-player experience and a fun change of pace from the usual fast-paced arcade releases.
Description✮✮✮✮✮ FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ✮✮✮✮✮
LITTLE TOYS WITH BIG PROBLEMS!
◈ WHAT IN TARNATION IS THIS GAME?
Trouble in Tin Town is a strategy game with wind-up toys your mom would never have approved of. The game features three campaigns where you take charge of a toy army and battle other toys in the context of hilarious stories of a quality not seen any where else on the app store.
Each unique toy has special attacks that can be upgraded with coins earned during play. New characters become unlocked as levels are completed.
Special items are found throughout the game such as treasure chests for extra coins and hazards that can be used for strategy such as bee trees, alligator bridges and giant squid.
◈ A new brand of fun and humor is in town bringing turn-based strategy to the masses!
◈ Gameplay video: http://youtube.com/jovianminds
What people are saying:
“It’s clear from the word 'go' that developer Jovian Minds has paid a lot of attention to environment and atmosphere. Menus and units look as though they've been taken from a wind-up toy set, and the witty mid-battle dialogue gently mocks each toy's real-life counterpart.” - PocketGamer
“There are currently three different campaigns to complete, each with their own set of unique wind-up toys and environments to enjoy. The game is also highlighted by clever dialogue exchanges that are in keeping with the toys and characters they represent, resulting in a fun storyline that's enjoyable from start to finish.” - AppSpy
“We look forward to whatever updates are coming down the pipeline, as Trouble in Tin Town has the potential to be one of the best strategy games on the App Store.” - SlideToPlay
“Get your feet off the table!” - Mom
IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR THEN WHY STOP NOW?!
◈ 26 LEVELS OF KRA-A-ZEE, HYSTERICAL FUN
◈ CAMPAIGN 1 - LINCOLN’S DILEMMA (HISTORY IS HYSTERICAL)
Help Abraham Lincoln get to the bottom of a dispute between the Kandy Kingdom and The Best Forgotten Island. Crockett and Shakespeare lead the way in discovering a conspiracy where the very existence of Tin Town is in jeopardy.
◈ CAMPAIGN 2 - THE CUPCAKES OF WRAITH
Play as The Best Forgotten Island creatures as Finneas T. Rex, the gentlemen detective dinosaur, attempts to solve the murder of Congo Jimmy’s beloved pet Ray Ray. Fight with Banana Bob the guerrilla warrior and Eddy The Sweaty Yeti.
◈ CAMPAIGN 3 - MY KINGDOM FOR A T-REX
King Kandyheart’s sweetheart, Sugar Sweet Lips has been kidnapped! The king enlists his favorite hit man, Tamale Bandito, to get her back. Cupcake Brawlers, Candy Cane Riflemen, Bubblegum Bears, and the unsettling Wax Lips wielding dual Gatling guns will help you win the day and discover the truth.
◈ SKIRMISH MODE
Pick your favorite faction, your favorite level, your favorite enemy, tweak the settings and battle your toy heart out.
◈ OTHER FEATURES
✥ Game Center support with tons of achievements
✥ All characters have strategic strengths and weaknesses
✥ Play each level in 'Easy' or 'Normal' difficulty mode
✥ Strategic hazards
✥ Fast, mass AI movement. No waiting!
✥ Move your units fast, tap and go!
◈ 24 QUIRKY TOY CHARACTERS WITH AMAZING ABILITIES
✥ Crockett’s live raccoon hat flail
✥ Shakespeare’s books, arrows and skulls
✥ Lovecraft and his squid! (shudder)
✥ Poe and his Nevermore Gun plus Tell-Tale Heart Attack
✥ The Kandy Kings donut scepter glazes and confuses
✥ Sprinkle punches, lollipops, bubble gum bear blow-pops
✥ Dinosaur bad breath, horn blasts and sumo belly slaps
✥ Rocket propelled bananas and hobo back-flip kicks
✥ And many, many more!
◈ Also check out the HD version for iPad!
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