Game: Kingdom Rush
Time: 0.9 hours
I think I got Kingdom Rush in a bundle somewhere, and it was one of those games I wanted to just try to get off my “to play” list. I knew it had good ratings and that people generally had fun with it, so I went into playing this one with a pretty positive attitude.
What Is It?
The Steam page describes this as:
Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!
That actually sums it up pretty well.
I don’t often play tower defense games, but this one was pretty straightforward and simple to pick up. It introduced harder enemies with more skills as the game play progressed, but I never felt overwhelmed with new mechanics and critters.
It’s not too hard to grasp. You get a map, which changes with each scenario. On that map you have a point to defend, positions to place towers and spawn points where enemies appear.
Different towers produce different types of troops, which you can upgrade using gold that you earn from defeating enemies. You can also place reinforcements and order troop positions. I played at a very easy level, but I can sense how this could get challenging at a higher difficulty.
You can eventually hire heroes, which get stronger and level up as the scenarios play out. And really… that’s all there is to say for this one. Cute little tower defense, cute art style, different levels of difficulty so you can play what you enjoy. Overall, good fun.
I’d like to put some more time into this game, but I have a feeling other games are going to override this one in terms of time. I know there’s a mobile version of Kingdom Rush out there, and I think this would probably be an excellent little pick up and play for on the go.