300 Dwarves SD Review
- Elite system and tower specialization provides tactical control suited to your tastes.
- Fun theme with plenty of open and varied stages.
- Generic TD gameplay. Incredibly small text and poor contrasting; difficult to make out important information.
While fun, 300 Dwarves aims for the status-quo with its gameplay, seeking to tweak the already well populated genre.
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You've got to bring something to the table when it comes to the tower defense genre, be it cleverly designed or endlessly replayable stages; unique tower combinations and effects; or a twist on the concept that's rarely seen, or possibly even entirely unique. Despite the best efforts of Nimbi Studios, 300 Dwarves gets lost in the crowd, opting for more of a unique visual theme than anything truly novel.
You and your fellow dwarves are besieged by the green-skinned menace rampaging through the lands, so you're assigned the task of placing various structures on a limited amount of available spaces to thwart their progress.
From fast firing, low damage towers to area affect weapons, we've seen and played it all before. Runes also provide a way to boost the efficacy of your towers, complimenting them with either direct damage; a slowing effect; or boosting the abilities of the towers placed.
The game's one real catch is its 'elite' upgrade system. Upgrade a tower enough and it will change to something new - for instance, the area effect damage of a forge is changed in to a focused flamethrower. Knowing just when to switch can be the difference between success and failure, but the generous timers of all your runes will fill any gaps in your arsenal.
All said and told the game remains as fun as any other tower defense title you've enjoyed, albeit bland in its approach. Sadly this is all flipped in to eye-straining infamy as its interface seems to have been designed for another device entirely, with miniscule text and poor contrasting making things an absolute headache to follow.
Interestingly a 'High Definition' version of the game exists for newer devices, though the text issues remain.
300 Dwarves is simply passable - if you're hurting for a new TD, then by all means enjoy what's on offer, just try to play it on an iPad if you have the choice.
Description300 Dwarves is a tale of an epic dwarven mercenary band. Their axes are for hire to anyone willing to pay in gold or treasure.
The once peaceful kingdom was attacked by the green horde and it was up to the gamer, the Leader, to prepare its defense. This began an epic journey in order to save the world from the green menace! Users are a dwarven commander, leading the band into battle. The choices you make will now decide whether your dwarves make it or not. As an old dwarven proverb says:
“What is better than a big axe?”
“Even a bigger axe!”
300 Dwarves features five unique towers with upgrades. In addition to that, the commander can use special powers like: artillery barrage, battle horn or even power of the rune magic. To provide non-linear progression of the game, the player can achieve skill point counts in the game as treasures, which can be spent as upgrades on skill tree.
You will travel through diverse lands of the kingdom and face different enemies ranging from small green goblins, through a whole menagerie of creatures.
12 beautiful, hand drawn levels!
Captivating epic story!
5 unique tower types!
3 special powers!
32 different dwarven technologies to upgrade your defences!
Multitude of enemies and different environments!