A Tribe War Review

By , on September 17, 2009

A Tribe War
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5


  • Simple gameplay and controls mean anyone can play.
  • Option to use iPod during gameplay.
  • The bow aiming and firing controls work well.


  • Upgrade system has flaws, eg. It won’t let you upgrade some items when you should be able to.
  • There are no online leaderboard options.


While there are some flaws, if you enjoy games like Bowman, then this game has some fun content and is still worth the current price.

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Tribe War is a tower defence type game where players take control of up to three tribal warriors and must defend against a number of enemy tribe members. Each member of your tribe has a small shield structure and a bow and arrow to attack and defend with and you must shoot the advancing enemies before they are able to shoot you. The aim of the game is to survive as long as you can while increasing your highscore.

You can shoot your bow by drawing a line on the iPhone screen to adjust the power and direction of your shot, and then release to shoot. You can also switch between your three tribesmen by tapping on each member. Upgrades can also be purchased and used throughout the game, but the upgrade menu can be iffy at times.

The visuals are fine, but figures seem smaller than they need to be. The sound is quite good, and players are able to use their iPod during the game. But you will have to turn off the game sound or have the two audio tracks overlapping. The game features one single player mode, with three levels of difficulty. There are currently no online leaderboard options, but local highscores can be accessed from the main menu.

Tribe Wars is a fun little title, but it’s not without its issues. The upgrade system can be a bit buggy and all upgrades are taken away when one of your tribesmen dies. Also the lack of leaderboards is something that hopefully will be addressed soon. But there is some fun tower defence gameplay here and a good play if you enjoy the genre.


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