Essential Intel: The Tower - Idle Tower Defense

By , on September 14, 2021
Last modified 2 years, 10 months ago

If you are a fan of old-school tower defense games, The Tower - Idle Tower Defense will definitely catch your eye. It's a game with the classic, casual simulation genre vibe with a touch of modern game aesthetics. Just relax, concentrate and defend your tower for as long as possible with the help of strategic live-in match upgrades.

Here, we'll discuss how the game is overall and review it in terms of key aspects and gameplay experience.


The gameplay is very simple, well-paced, and easy to understand. You have a tower under your control, and you need to defend it by defeating the incoming threats. When you destroy these threats, you receive money that can be used immediately to upgrade your damage and defences to survive on the battlefield for as long as possible.

There are no complicated mechanisms that have to be mastered to win this game. Just focus on the enemies and upgrades to progress through waves. As every wave passes, the level becomes more and more difficult, so focussing on upgrades right from the start will help you progress effectively.

Graphics and GUI

The graphics are perfect for the genre. These types of games do not need intense graphics like other types of games. You can play this on almost any device with zero stutters. There is a modern touch to it when it comes to colour accuracy and visuals. All in all, it's well optimized, and you can expect a decent gameplay experience alongside the visual aesthetics.

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Controls and Accessibility

This game, similar to other games of the same genre, works on the click and play concept. There are no complex controls as it's nothing but 2D shooting and tab upgrades. This is one of the most sought-after control mechanisms because you can play with just one hand without any trouble. You can access everything on the screen via tabs which will guide you to the desired function with just a click. Overall the controls are very well optimized for the game.


There are no drawbacks here really, but there are some things that still need improvement. Such as the overall game theme is fixed to the default provided by the developers. A separate section could have been provided to customize the game theme according to the player. This would have made the game even more interesting, and we are seeing more and more games using unlocks like skins to add more replayability and player choice.


The game is very well built and optimized. The gameplay experience is also fun because it brings back the retro tower defense game vibes. It won't let you down and is a must-play for fans of the genre.

The Tower – Idle Tower Defense is available to download on the Google Play Store.