- Publisher: Image & Form International AB
- Genre: Action
- Released: 6 Oct, 2011
- Size: 21.1 MB
- Price: $1.99
- A clever take on the RTS genre.
- Upgrade stars awarded for higher scores.
- The insects could be more distinct.
Anthill is an original and clever take on the RTS genre that is more defense than offense based. A great play for those looking for some strategy gaming.
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The ants are marching and god help you if you get in their way! With the iPhone's innovative use of touch controls, it's been nice to see a glut of strategy games available. What Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense does is put a unique spin on real time strategy gameplay by combining finger drawn paths with resource management and unit upgrades.
The goal of each level is to withstand the waves of attacking insects, and to protect your anthill. You do this by creating ants to defend your hill, workers to gather the carcasses of your enemies to create more food, to then to use that food to create more ants. Workers, defenders, and spitters follow a set path drawn by the player, and they will continue to patrol this path until new ones are laid down or the path is canceled. Meanwhile bombers will fly out and attack any spot tapped on the screen. Aside from the carcasses of fallen foes, food can be gathered from leaves and sugar crystals strewn around the level. This creates a balancing act of maximizing food input while making sure all your workers are adequately defended as the waves keep approaching.
Depending on how high your score is at the end of a level, you are rewarded a number of stars which can be used to upgrade aspects of the four ants available. Stars can be purchased for a early boost to players, but this is unnecessary to making your way though the game. The art is a little cluttered with the ants not standing up too well, and insects not being as distinct from each other as one would like, but this is a minor quibble and shouldn't detract from playing the game. The music is a nice accompaniment and shouldn't become unwelcome as you make your way through the twenty plus levels available.
If you're in the market for a new strategy game, Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense should give you your money's worth. True, once you've gotten the hang of how things work, the same basic strategies should get you through the entire game, but because this title doesn't overstay its welcome, this is not a problem.
Description@ GAME OF THE WEEK! @
The best game on the App Store just got even better! Due to popular demand, we've added four new ant upgrades and a brand new campaign! This obviously means lots of new wonderful, terrible critters and sceneries.
- Anthill was selected as iPad Game of the Week in October, 2011!
- Anthill made the Quality Index Top 10 list in October, 2011!
"A must-have." - slidetoplay.com, 4/4
"Strategy done right." - 148apps.com, 4.5/5
"…the execution is amazingly fluid and perfectly suited to iOS." — iFanzine, 4.5/5
"…it’s hard to not call it one of the best, if not the best line drawing TD title available for the iOS." — the-app-shack.com, 10/10
"…a total blast!" — unboundgamer.com, 9/10
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FOR QUEEN AND COLONY!
Join the ranks of Anthill, a tactical trail defense game based on the real-world behavior of ants. The award-winning user interface enables you to draw pheromone trails to direct your troops, moving streams of ants rather than individuals.
Engage in the mission to protect your hill as wave upon wave of enemy bugs are thrown at you. Don't wait, join the colony today!
EAT WHAT YOU KILL
Take down a bug with your soldiers, then direct your workers to bring back the carcass for dinner - yum!
Simply tap the screen to send out bomber ants to take out those pesky ladybugs. Satisfaction guaranteed!
UPGRADES! UPGRADES! UPGRADES!
Buy permanent upgrades for your troops! Turn your bombers into carpet bombers, inspire courage in your workers, and make your soldiers more brutal. Boo-ya!
Buy once, use for both your iPad and iPhone! We don't charge double for the same game.
QUOTES FROM THE FORUMS:
"…It the kind of game that grabs you and doesn't let go untill you can't stay awake anymore and the ipod touch slips out of your sweaty hands and falls on the floor."
"This is a really great TD game that feels so different from the rest. It oozes with charm and personality while having a top notch gameplay! It's frantic, fast paced but most of all fun! That's all, go for it guys you won't regret it :)"
"It truly is a unique and fun change to the genre (...), and well worth the money."
— paul hendricks
With close to 40 exciting missions, beautiful surroundings, dozens of different enemies and many days of gameplay, you will love your queen and colony!
Compatible with iPhone 3GS and newer, 3rd generation iPod touch devices and all iPad models.
iPhone4: REQUIRES iOS 4.2 OR NEWER.
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What's New in Version 4.0.1* "Product Not Available" while buying Temple of Bloom is FIXED. Get it now!
* Fixed a problem where stars gained by rating the game could get lost.