Naughty Kitties Review
- Publisher: Coconut Island Games Limited
- Genre: Action
- Released: 6 Feb, 2014
- Size: 48.7 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Nice twist on 2 genres
- Fast paced strategy
- Good range of unlockables to earn or purchase
- Grinding can be slow
- Energy will restrict eager players
Naughty Kitties is a fast paced strategy game which gives you plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more,
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If we had to describe Naughty Kitties in a pithy phrase, I guess we'd called it a 'tower-defence endless-flyer.' And, by smushing these seemingly disconnected genres together, Coconut Island Games has created an exciting, fast-paced strategy title.
As with all endless-style games, the goal of Naughty Kitties is to travel as far as possible to earn experience and climb the leaderboard. In Naughty Kitties however, you are asked not to guide your avatar past obstacles, but to protect an aircraft from incoming attacks. The longer you keep your airplane safe - or at least airborne - the further you will travel.
Despite being framed as an endless-flyer, the gameplay itself is more akin to a tower-defence game. This is where the titular kitties come into play, as each of your craft's defenders is a cute but deadly feline. Your first aircraft has space for three of these cat-shaped turrets, with later upgrades allowing you to add more.
Before embarking – or should that be em-meowing – on a run you have to select which cats to take with you. Some deal direct damage to oncoming enemies; others deliver status effects; and a few even repair your damaged craft. As a result, careful charater selection is key to success.
You have a constant queue of your cats ready to deploy at any one time. However, the trick is learning when to deploy them. Filling every available space on your ship with the same kitty gives that class a boost, but limits your tactical options. Finding the balance between classes is what the game is all about.
Naughty Kitties has its fair share of micro-transactions that allow you to purchase more playtime, and expedite the upgrade process of your ship and cats. Fortunately - as long as it you are playing casually - the energy allowance is generous enough to give you a good number of runs each day with a skilled player able to earn their desired upgrades organically.
Naughty Kitties is a nice twist on both the endless-flyer and tower-defense genres. With a free-to-play model that doesn't dramatically restrict play, you can enjoy its catty antics for days until the urge to invest finally sets in.
DescriptionFeatured by App Store as Best of 2014 in China & Japan!
Tired of traditional tower defense and endless running game? What about mingling them together? Naughty Kitties is the best answer, developed by Coconut Island, creators of Finger Balance and One Tap Hero.
The Cat’s Planet is in danger!! Aliens attacked the homeland of cats. All the adults on the planet lie in the dust. Only some kittens are trying to flee away with spaceship. Your mission is to lead them to fight and break through the encirclement of the enemies and. Survival is the only way to protect the last hope of the Cat’s Planet!
"Naughty Kitties is free, and even if you only play it a few times, it's worth a download." -- TUAW
“Fire-breathing cats riding a spaceship destroying its robotic aggressors. How can you resist?" -- PocketGamer
"Naughty Kitties is the inevitable result of a culture obsessed with paranoid invasion fantasies and pictures of cute cats." -- AppSpy
"A unique and seamless blend of the endless runner and tower defense genres." -- GAMEZEBO
“Naughty Kitties may be a lite, less serious version of FTL that you can play for free." -- GAMEZONE
"Naughty Kitties is surprisingly challenging and addictive, and you will keep coming back for more. If you love cats, a good tower defense, or endless running game, then you will need to check out Naughty Kitties for yourself." -- AppAdvice
Remember: "Drag & Drop" is the essence of the gameplay! To assign your troops just drag the young warrior and drop it onto the battle position of the spaceship. They'll fight automatically once deployed. Be careful of the energy bar of the kitties since they're still kids and can't last long. So don't forget to replace the exhausted rookies with the full energy one in time.
The reason of doing all of these, of course, is to keep your ship flee away as far as it can and this is your final mission!
* Innovative genre: tower defense mixed with endless running
* Super cute art style
* Drag & Drop to play
* 3 scenarios to adventure
* Combo system as in match3 game
* Abundant breeds of kitties with diverse weapons and functions
* Variant types of ships to unlock
* Upgrade the kitties and ships to gain more power
# 3 kitties of the same type creates a combo and is more powerful than you think.
# No wished kitty in the waiting list? Try to refresh it by throwing away the current one.
# Drop the kitty from the ship if you don't want it any more.
Naughty Kitties, a fast-paced tower defense, is just what you need for a change!