You are the Unit Commander, your job is to explore the galaxy, build a base to defeat swarms of enemies! This is a defense game with no limits to how you can design your base, and extreme customizability. Use real-time skills to fight enemies. Battle your base against other players in the SW Battle Arena! Join the growing Stellar War community on Discord!
- Explore over 15 levels
- Over 25 units you can build
- Bonus games and missions
- Soundtrack by Mia Lolita
- Minor Bug Fixes
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The path to this game was long and winding...
...and entirely worth the wait.
When I was hardly into my teens, I remember logging onto Kongregate and Armor Games yo search for the Enigmata series. It was a refreshing take on the bullet hell and tower defense genres. Enigmata Stellar Wars in particular captured my liking. The game provided countless avenues of strategy, boasted ultimate control over the towers and upgrades you choose for your units, a significant time versus reward quandary, and best of all, the levels became exponentially difficult as the game went on. I loved it. I never beat the tower defense game, but I remembered it fondly.
Years after the fact, I was reminiscing and began wondering if Kidgamez had possibly made a mobile version. I found a Kickstarter page that had failed to meet its goal, and dejected, I abandoned my hopes.
A week ago after finishing another year at college, I thought back to That Kickstarter page, and just searched “Stellar Wars” in the App Store for the heck of it.
There it was. Enigmata, the app. I downloaded it. I played it until three in the morning. I bought the extra content package (even if it may have felt like paying to win) to support a project I loved, as recompense for missing the Kickstarter. Play this game. It will frustrate you. It will consume swathes of your time. And every second will be worth it. And if you were lucky enough to play the original, it will transport you back to the fun of the past.
Just as good as the original. Game is ad-free despite it being free to download. Although there is some DLC, you can get by without it. I also like how you can switch back to the old music. It's too bad more flash games aren't converted over to iOS.
There are two things I want to note. One, theres a minor bug where your fighter bays don't spawn fighters if you play on double speed. I'm told this will be fixed soon in an update. Two, I recommend turning the quality down or you'll be prone to crashing. I love that theres a quality adjustment though. Very few iOS games will allow you to lower the quality to make it playable on older iPads.
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So much childhood...
This game was my life as a kid. Sorta. I got an hour on the computer per day, and every day I would play this game. I loved the music, the mechanics, everything about the game. It is the best browser game hands down to date that I’ve ever played. However, this game falls through in two aspects in my opinion, but it’ll only make a difference to you if you invested as much time as I did playing the browser version.
1: The XP grind is waaaaay too hard. In the browser one, the grind in my opinion was fair and reasonably balanced. But it’s just too time consuming and annoying to rank up enough units to progress to the next level in this version. -1 star (again, only my opinion)
2. I have no idea how the gold in the last game has been tweaked, but the balances are different now. I’m not sure what’s a good purchase and what’s not anymore, everything costs so much less. Again, it’s a veterans issue, but I am very confused by it.
Other than that, this game is SOOO amazing on mobile. 8/10 would recommend for new players, just please adjust the xp gain to be a little easier!
- Roshan Gamage
- 90.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2012 Roshan Gamage
- In-App Purchases
- Bonus Content $5.99
- Neko's Token $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.