Defend Your Castle 9+

XGen Studios

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.7 • 23 Ratings
    • $0.99

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Best-selling Nintendo WiiWare hit and Casual Game of the Year nominee. The original game of castle defense -- accept no imitation!


"You'd be insane not to give Defend Your Castle a download. Final Score 9/10" -

"It’s more cathartically satisfying than bubble wrap and a whole lot prettier" - iPhone Games Network

Featured in Apple's "Best Castle Defense Games"


New in 1.0.3: You can now further upgrade your castle's defenses, each tower has three levels of effectiveness, making your army even more powerful than before!

New in 1.0.2: Earn up to 45 medals as you play -- with the all-new achievements system!


Prepare to Defend your Castle against the relentless army of crayon invaders! Those crafty barbarian hordes have amassed their forces once again to challenge your domain. Will you and your court rise to the challenge, or stand aside as they raze your Castle to the ground?


• Battle many different types of enemy invaders, requiring varying tactics to defeat
• Upgrade your kingdom with fortified walls, the archery range, wizard tower, craftsmen's workshop, and the demolition laboratory
• Strengthen your forces by converting soldiers and assigning them as Archers, Wizards, or Craftsmen to work within your castle or deploying them as Bombers
• Cast powerful spells with the aid of your Wizards
• Your superb defending abilities now earn you up to 45 new achievements!
• Unlimited levels: Continue to grow the strength of your Kingdom indefinitely
• Heroic difficulty mode for players of royal descent

What’s New

Version 1.1.8

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed a bug causing achievements to be reset when you leave the game.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

7ebet7 ,

Achievements don't save? Otherwise fun

Redownloaded this app after playing it years ago. Ads now is annoying, but negligible. The most annoying thing is that not only are my achievements not saving properly, but the ones that DO save will keep popping up every time I reopen the app. Getting 34 achievements in a row (I've actually done 41, but it only saved 34) gets really annoying.
Other than that, the gameplay itself is exactly how I remember it and still quite fun. I can save fine, though the autosave popping up first gets annoying as well because it's often a couple levels behind where I got to.

Amcstryker7 ,

ADs removed. Star rating reflects this

Update: Thank you guys for listening. I hope you guys make games as successful as this gem.

The review below was from eight years ago. Back when the App Store was in its second year. It looks like the developers pushed an update six years since the last to take it off the naughty list (where it'll now run on iOS 11). While the game is intact and it feels a little crude given the time since it was released the problem that came up now is the fact that they've added ads in between levels. Considering I paid for this game, $2 at the time (not breaking the bank obviously but this is a point of principal), it's kind of a slap in the face. I'm all for supporting game developers and the devs do have the right to find other sources to make money on existing games. However the devs should make a separate free to play listing and leave this one intact.

[[As an owner of both the Wiiware and iTouch version of this app i have got to say that this is the best app on both services. The graphics are funny and the achievement system is an awesome edition (iTouch version). This is such a great buy and a great time killer or for any ocasion. Buy this app now!]]

Developer Response ,

Hi there -- just wanted to say that we've heard your feedback loud and clear and we've removed the ads from the game. My apologies, and thank you for supporting us and the game those many years ago.

ParkerFanboy_2014 ,

Needs one fix

Great game, really fun. Perfect for a quick, casual play or to spend 15-20 minutes. For some reason though I’ve played to level 50 twice and save the game after each level. For the second time now after reaching 48/51 (basically around 50), the I’ve closed the app and the next time I play, find that I’m starting at level 44 again. Each time I’ve started at 44 I also lose any upgrades and achievements. This is a small and annoying issue, but I still love the gameplay. If the save/load gets fixed, I see absolutely no reason for this great game to not have 5 stars.

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