Evil Defenders is a massively fun tower defense game with great variety in its towers, levels, enemies, landscapes and upgrades. It is challenging and captivating and provides everything we expect from a TD title. Prepare to be amused by the humor and immersed in the solid strategic gameplay.
Be the Evil Lord and fend off invaders bent on conquering your lands
Use your resources tactically in battle: towers, special abilities, landmarks, etc.
Take on a variety of enemy hordes: peasants, soldiers, mages, flying units and more
Take in the beautiful and creative layout of each level
High replay values with 6 difficulty levels for each stage
CP Decision Ltd.
June 25, 2014
A Thread of Thoughts of the Evil Lord
The silly and annoying fat peasants breach my borders again with their forks and shovels. Why can’t they stay exiled and drunk all day long? The raving river will impede their advance, but I need to sit an Orc Cannon to get rid them.
That works. But the stubborn farmers keep coming. A single cannon does not suffice. So I build an Old Crypt summoning the skeletons out to guard the road. Skeletons are weak but strong enough to deal with the farmers and also hold them off to the attack radius of the Orc.
That works, too. If the nuisances still do not change their minds, oh, they really don’t. Then, I will let the goblins have some fun with their crossbows.
Well, a short battle comes to an end. I claimed some souls. Maybe I should give some treats to the hard-working boys. Feed them souls to make their power grow – they have great potential. Most importantly, I have to count on them in battles, tougher battles befalling on my lands.
I can have a break now. And if those pesky humans dare to trespass my Darkwood, I will let me behold my magical towers and breathe some toxic gas – oh, they are intoxicating to me – from the swamp.
Thoughts of a Player
Evil Defenders centers the classic monsters vs. mankind conflicts, but this time places you by the side of the Evil to beat down intruding humans. It has a similar set up to any typical tower-defense titles. You build and upgrade towers at strategic points to stop waves of enemies from reaching the end of the road. Enemies that break through your defense gnaw away your Health. You have a total of 20 points. If you lose them all, you lose the game.
Towers & Rich Upgrades
You have different towers at disposal and will master the synergy of them to gain upper hands. The screaming lizard can hold off enemies making them stay longer in the small attack radius of the powerful magic tower; and the skeletons out of the Old Crypt works the same way for the heavy cannon.
The towers you build in the battlefield are only in their initial form. You can level up them twice during battle to increase their attack power and range, and also activate their specifications evolving them into advanced stage with brand new features like poison, long range, chain lightning and so on. Moreover, there are extra upgrades to expand the power of towers further in terms of their basic stats.
Special Abilities & Landmarks
Towers are the major force but not all. Evil Defenders also gives you special abilities to facilitate your fights. Cast a lightning to strike an area of enemies, summon a strong swirl to blow foes stepping into it back to where they started, or call in the invincible demon MacHellman to smash those corky heavyweights. As you advance, you unlock more and can spend souls to upgrade them as well.
With regards to Landmarks, each level has a landmark that can be used to your advantage. Based on the terrain of a level, the landmark can be a raving river with rush currents, a swamp with poisonous bubbles or a magic cliff carving you can rub to summon cold winds and thunderstorms. Most landmarks just stand there. It’s your call to activate them or not, for they cost gold coins like towers and only work temporarily.
These two features are more of cameo role. They don’t play a big part but plays their own role brilliantly adding a big plus to the gameplay.
Level Design & Replay
From the River Pass to the Darkwood and beyond, Evil Defenders prepares multiple levels varying in their map layout, monsters and landmarks all wrapped together nicely. And the game offers a high replay value by challenging you brave through 6 difficulty levels in each stage from the Standard all the way to devious Challenge. One is tougher than the previous in the enemy difficulty and increasing number of waves. How many stars out of overall 15 can you gather?
A Brief Wrap-up
Evil Defenders is one of the best Tower Defense titles on the mobile. It excels over many with its high-end graphics, rich and strategic gameplay and a light dose of humor. It’s worth the download. And it’s free.