Tiny Heroes Review
- Each level feels like a puzzle that has a definite solution to obtain 3 stars.
- Constant addition of defenses keeps things fresh.
- Reminiscent of Dungeon Keeper, and Plants vs. Zombies.
- Game is a little slow in the beginning.
With the glut of tower defense games on the App Store, it can be hard to stand out, but a decent premise backed up by solid gameplay can do wonders for making your mark.
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Tower defense games are a dime a dozen these days. With that being the case it's often hard to be excited about yet another addition to the genre. Tiny Heroes is not the first TD game to switch the dynamic around, putting you in the shoes of the villains and having you defeat incoming heroes, but it presents itself with enough solid gameplay and charm to have a fighting chance.
Each level begins with a new dungeon resting between the waves of heroes and your treasure room. Before the later stages where you pick which traps and defenses you'd like to play with, you use your resources available to lay down crossbows, spike pits, and even the dreaded Gork (part goblin, part orc). Mana is required to plant defenses, and mana crystals can be placed to increase your mana pool. Each level introduces a new defense to play with, and there are more that are tied to certain achievements.
What makes the experience fun is that unlike a lot of tower defense games where you just plop down as many towers as there is room, Tiny Heroes has a small puzzle element to it. Different things work against different enemies in different situations, so you're often planting defenses to take advantage of the dungeon's layout, and then changing your plans on the fly as different heroes rush your fortress.
The game has a fun cartoon aesthetic and a nice little sense of humor hidden away in places like the Tinypedia. The music is solid and there's more than enough levels and challenges to keep dedicated players glued to their iPhones for quite a while.
Perhaps the favorable review of Tiny Heroes is due to it invoking memories of not only Plants vs Zombies but of the Dungeon Keeper games. Still, for those not sick to death of the tower defense genre, this one's definitely worth a look.
DescriptionBuild Traps, Summon Creatures, Cast Spells … Whatever it takes to defend your treasure!
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TouchArcade: Named one of 2011's best iOS games! "I can't say enough about Tiny heroes. It's a fantastic game... succeeds brilliantly!" 5 Stars!
PocketGamer: "Five Stars!" Best new games on iPhone and iPad!
WIRED: "Challenging, chaotic fun, playing the bad guy is always fun!" 8 Stars!
148Apps: 4 Stars! "Fans of defense games and the geoDefense series will enjoy this!"
Gamezebo: "Tiny Heroes delivers that something special you’ve been holding out for!"
The Next Web: "The quality of this game is top notch, every detail feels lovingly attended to and the small team at Simutronics, including Whatley, has pulled off a minor masterpiece with this little gem."
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Every level is a unique, meticulously hand-crafted challenge with razor-sharp balance by the masters of the genre.
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✔ Conquer over 50 unique levels!
✔ Defend the Dungeon with over 30 Defenses!
✔ Build towers, set traps, summon minions and conjure spells!
✔ Unlock Challenge Levels to test your skills!
✔ Impress with Achievements and leader board scores!
✔ Game Center integration!
✔ Beautiful Retina screen support!
✔ New Campaigns, Challenge Levels and Defenses as downloadable content!
As a touchArcade moderator put it:
"I can't recommend this game Enough! TD fans, strategy fans, heck, iOS fans are missing out if they don't click the buy button right. This. Second!"
What's New in Version 1.5- NEW: "Opal Observatory" level pack now available! New levels in an all new environment!
***ALSO ANNOUNCING SIMUTRONICS' NEWEST GAME, "ONE EPIC KNIGHT"!***
Check out the newest game to take place in the Tiny Heroes universe- One Epic Knight! Switch sides: invade the dungeon! Download it for FREE in the App Store now!
- Fix: Broken doors no longer block line of sight
- Achievement groups have been restructured
- Touch Arcade Tower now available via achievements