Battle orcs and pirates in this fantasy hero game, as you defend against waves of enemies charging your base! This idle game lets you create a team of heroes – knight, ranger, mage and more – to defend against an endless swarm of vicious foes! Cast spells, earn gold, upgrade heroes and complete daily missions as you save the day.

A fantasy game of heroes and monsters, Idle Hero Defense makes you the commander. Like tower defense games, your heroes will fight off evil foes, gaining gold, leveling up, and unlocking new heroes as you play.

As a tap game, you recruit, train, and command your heroes from the touchscreen. Incremental game mechanics mean your heroes will grow as they fight, surviving against ever-worsening waves of monsters and fighting until they win.

- PvP Tournament hosted twice a week
- Fend off pirates and evil monsters in mini-games
- Fantasy RPG-based world and classes
- Retro game-inspired graphics
- Daily missions to complete
- Strategy game tactics and units
- Idle game mechanics let the game play even when you’re busy
- Clicker game features to command units with a tap

- Collect heroes to form your party
- Cast spells to empower your units or defeat foes
- Earn gold, discover tomes and collect equipment
- Battle Orcs and bosses to survive as long as possible

What’s New

Version 1.18

- Reduced file size.
- Performance improvements.
- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

EmittingXs ,

Slow to Start, Hard to Put Down

I’ve been playing this game for a week now and it’s exactly what I love about clicker games without extra novelties or annoying features. It’s different than other clicker games in many ways, especially since it feels like you do make progress even when the game is off, but I’ve been so addicted to it that I’m never compelled to turn it off. The variety in characters and monsters is great. Being able to get equipment is a great feature too which makes me want to keep playing and going up the ladder. The music is fantastic and varied as well, not just the same song looping forever. There’s also always something to do from the weekly tournaments to the mini games, so you may find yourself clicking around more than actually letting the game play itself.

Orc_Slayer ,

A little buggy

Well, I’m not sure if the developers actually look at the ratings or not, but I’ll write about this bug anyway. So here I am playing mid tournament, and the game lags and I can’t see my progress, so I’m like, alright, I’ll exit out and reload the game. Then when I get back on about a minute later, it says I’ve been gone for over 2,000 days. Apparently time goes by very fast when you’re offline? Well, thought I’d at least say something so maybe they’d figure out what happened, or if it was a simple bug or something. In conclusion, it isn’t my fault the game glitched and all, and I wasn’t purposely doing anything, but it’s a great game, and I love it!

gffffggxxjhggghc ,

It’s so freakin good

This game, I can’t put it down...It’s the perfect mix of endless RPG and incremental games. And it just came out a couple weeks ago, so it’s only going to get better. My only gripe is that the “action log” at the bottom of the screen doesn’t have a way to go back and read messages that have would be nice to see what equipments dropped and which heroes got them for more than ten seconds.

I could go on and on about how dope this game is but I gotta get back to the sunday tournament. Just download it and see for yourself.

— Vil


Iron Horse Games LLC
232.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2018 Iron Horse Games
In-App Purchases
  1. 2x Game Speed $9.99
  2. 3x Emeralds Boost $14.99
  3. Champion Commander Class $11.99


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