Download and defend!
Dead Defence by PlayFlock is nothing new in the gaming scene that has you toying with towers and zapping zombies, all in the quest to save life on earth! However, it’s a new playing field and a new set of towers, so gear up, stand ready for your orders and be ready to defend.
When you start the game, you get an introduction from a commanding officer. A virus has spread rampant around the world, destroying life as we know it and sparing just a few who have made their way to military safe houses, or bases, in hopes of survival. Your mission is to get to these bases and build strategic towers to defend them by destroying approaching zombies, ex-creatures of the world, before they penetrate the base and get to the survivors. Losing these survivors only means death of earthly life as we know it and the end of the world – many are counting on you!
You start off with two types of towers. They are “unlocked”. The remaining towers are all “locked”. The only way to unlock them and be able to use them is by moving your way up the game levels or by forking over some cash to unlock all towers at once. You’ll have to cough up about $10 to unleash the fury of all towers and have them at your disposal, if you just can’t wait to earn them. Earning them is not trivial, but who wants a handout? Ok, maybe some of us do; but, some of us don’t want an impossible challenge, either. It seems that tower placement is a tricky task. Improper placement results in increased difficulty tracking and targeting your prey.
As mentioned earlier, you have to spend a little to get stronger faster. The only option Dead Defence offers in terms of in-game purchasing to help you out a bit from the start is unlocking all towers at once. It’s an all or nothing deal; and, it would be nice to give more economical options such as maybe offering two or five towers to unlock, and a smaller price. You start the game with two towers, so adding two more may be just enough to get you on your way. Some flexibility in this area may make this game more appealing.
An ok game if you are looking for a new scene in tower defense. The underlying concept and execution is the same across the board if you sit down and really analyze these games. However, if you just can’t get enough of this gaming genus, you should give Dead Defence a try. You have nothing to lose, because it’s free. It gives you a new take on the tower defense concept with a new story and different graphics. If it does not chalk up to what you hoped it would be, at the very least, it’s another practice field for other games you may currently be trying to master.