The screenshots in this review were supplied by the developer, as the game is incompatible with our screenshot program
Resco’s Defender can be credited with starting the tower defense craze – Azgard Defence plans to dethrone the king. Will it get out on top?
Unlike Resco Defender, Azgard Defence(written with a c(!!!)) retains the actual ‘level’ concept – maps are bigger than the average PocketPC’s screen. Also,the terrain actually influences where creatures walk and where towers can be built:
All of the towers are based on one of the four initial towers that can be built via a toolbox on the right of the screen(and a hardbutton press). Clicking a tower sometimes brings up the ‘tower info’ dialog – it allows you to ‘level up’ or upgrade the tower. Leveling up a tower boosts stats and usually is much cheaper than upgrading, but does not change the tower’s behavior. However, higher-level towers are more expensive to upgrade(should you ever wish to).
Some updates change a tower’s behavior dramatically – for example, the tiny little archer tower at the left can be transformed into things like a corrosion tower with stacked damage. Here’s a picture of the game’s tech tree:
MoreGames included a decent set of creeps with various properties – the images below show a few samples:
Azgard Defence has excellent graphics and a well-done sound track – here are few images showing some of the visual effects:
Last but not least, the program contains an excellent level editor that can be used to ‘replenish’ your level supply:
This review looked at version 1.03 of the program on a HP rx4240. The game was stable and caused no major glitches. It needs k of memory and can be installed onto an external memory card.
Cutting a long story short, Azgard Defense brings true WarCraft 3 feeling to the Pocket PC. While the game is a bit difficult to control, true Tower Defense freaks(e.g. yours truly) will marvel at the huge levels and the level editor. Casual gamers, on the other hand, will be overwhelmed by the interface. In case you love Tower Defense, this 10$ app is an absolute must-have!