Core Defense takes the best out of the tower defense genre and infuses it with roguelike mechanics and adds a dash of deckbuilding to create a simple, yet enticing gameplay experience which will have you craving for just one more wave, one more reward and just one ... more ... run!
- Easy to learn – needs no tutorial
- Hard to master due to high difficulty
- Play in short sessions, pause any time
- Unlock and discover different rewards with every run
- Explore many playstyles and strategies
- Unlock dozens of elusive achievements
- Save and share infographics about your runs
Unlock the premium version to ...
- Blissfully despair at 20+ difficulty levels
- Try how far you can make it in endless mode
Unlock the mastery expansion to ...
- Collect mastery points to spend on various bonuses
- Beat 10 more difficulty levels
- Spice things up with 10 supercharge modes
- Fixed caching for purchases for offline play
- The restart button is now disabled for daily challenge games
- Restarting a game will now keep the selected supercharge
- The score bonus for unused mastery points is now tied to the amount of waves played so creating and immediately abandoning games can no longer be exploited to gain infinite XP
- You can no longer abandon an already abandoned game for infinite XP
Ratings and Reviews
The game’s short and simple. It has a little progression to keep you playing for a bit but not much to it. I personally like these styles of games and they’re impossible to find though so here you go. You’ve got a fiver from me. It was a good time while I played it but rather short after downloading it before unlocking and burning out on the game from getting/doing the same stuff every time. It’s free though, so to efforts wasted there.
I like the rouge lite to it, although, with such little options you have very little replayability. I would’ve liked to see stronger upgrade synergies and more creative tower effects and affects, but then I suppose it wouldn’t have been as short’n simple, would it?
Potential, but focuses way too much on roping you into paying up.
The title says it all. It’s a great game, definitely it rly worth checking out, but don’t think for a moment that it’s free. Yeah, you can technically play for free, but the game literally takes the fun out of it. In the game’s description it says that premium only adds some new difficulty levels, and an endless mode. What it doesn’t mention is how, in order to play on any difficulty besides abysmally easy, you need to buy premium, and half of the achievements for progression rely on playing on harder difficulties, meaning that not only does the game get stale and boring incredibly quickly if you don’t pay up, but you literally can’t get half of the achievements, showing that the entire game was designed around the assumption that players buy premium.
Now whether premium is worth it is up to the individual, but I certainly won’t be getting it. Perhaps I would have had they not tried to pretend that it was a free to play game.
Best game to scratch that TD itch in the App store
This game is truly one of if not the single best the best tower defense game in the app store right now. In a time when most app store games are bloated micro transaction cash grabs this game stands out as positive and fun experience worth your time (and if you so choose) your money as well. It has great replay value and though it can feel simple or empty at times the gameplay has way more depth than most other apps.
Please consider that this game is made by a smaller developer and what that means in comparison to the AAA games and judge accordingly.
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- Mario Kaiser
- 45.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Mario Kaiser
- In-App Purchases
- Complete Bundle $5.99
- Premium Package $3.99
- Mastery Expansion $1.99
- 100x PowerPack $1.99
- 25x PowerPack $0.99
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