iBomber Defense Pacific Review
- A simple and elegant tower defense experience.
- The upgrade curve is well mapped out.
- More emphasis on strategic placement of towers (and what types to place).
- Can become difficult early on for those unfamiliar with the genre.
A strategic tower defense game set during wartime. Lots of variety and a well balanced upgrade curve. Easy to recommend for tower defense fans.
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And the tower defense games just keep on coming! It's hard to be completely cynical about gross over-saturation of a genre when a developer does such a good job of creating an entry into said genre. Not only that but this is a sequel to iBomber Defense which was a pretty solid tower defense title to begin with. As the name suggests, battle now is primarily on the Pacific rim, and while that gives a lot of opportunity for battleships to attack beach-heads or enemies to float upstream, there's a great variety of not only grassland areas, but urban environments too.
If you've played a tower defense game before, you'll feel right at home here. The landscape has predetermined placement for towers but this is far from limiting, as in many levels the enemy will attack from multiple areas, and then the difficulty becomes a balance of covering the map but also not spreading your forces too thin. Towers can be upgraded and they can dig in, which increases their defense and range. The enemies attack your towers so money needs to be spent on repairing them as well, although this is usually a paltry amount (depending on how many towers you have in harm's way).
In-between levels you get to use the points acquired based on your performance to unlock upgrades of new towers once they're introduced. The upgrades allow you to funnily enough, upgrade the towers during battle. What's nice to see is that the upgrading doesn't feel grind heavy, but instead a good balance has been achieved with almost each level completed allowing you to boost your power in some way. To help this along are the secondary objectives in each mission. They usually divert your attention from the incoming waves, but they can indeed net you some worthwhile points so this becomes a great example of risk versus reward.
So with a solid core, a perk system to add to the upgrading fun and impressive top down visuals, tower defense fans should find yet another title to waste their hours with tower placement and resource management. An easy recommend for fans of the genre.
Description*** IGN's BEST TOWER DEFENSE GAME 2012 ***
"Oldschool tower defense tactics, tuned to perfection." - IGN
"A Bigger, Better Tower Defense Experience" — TouchArcade
"Wicked Awesome" — Crazy Mike's Apps
"If you are fan of tower defense then iBomber Defense: Pacific will definitely scratch the itch." — Unbound Gamer, 100%
"If you are a fan of the original then you will be happy with the follow up." — Internet Gumshoe
"...everything about the game works and is definitely one of todays releases that you should definitely check out." — App-Score, 10/10
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Get ready to take the battle to the enemy and win the war!
iBomber Defense Pacific is the latest game in the hugely successful iBomber series. The iBomber series moves out to the Pacific as you fight a whole new enemy in an effort to secure territory on the Pacific Rim.
iBomber Defense Pacific takes tower defense to a whole new level. Feel like you're right there and part of the incredible action as you use the new deep strategy options to protect your base. Building on the success of its predecessors, iBomber Defense Pacific has all-new tactics, all-new strategies, all-new maps, all-new weapons, and all-new enemies.
MUCH IS AT STAKE
With so much to play for in iBomber Defense Pacific, you’ll never be bored. Whether it’s placing turrets, analysing the enemy attack options, perfecting your strategy, looking for hidden targets, bombing the enemy from above, repairing units, or destroying an enemy outpost you’ll always have something to do.
IF LOOKS (AND SOUNDS) COULD KILL
Tower defense has never looked so good. Luscious jungle greens, incredible water effects, jaw-dropping explosions, intricately designed vehicles and turrets come together to make on of the best looking strategy games in years. Get some earphones on and become immersed in the battle with amazing warzone sound effects.
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What's New in Version 1.2● Audio Bug Fix
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