Towers N Trolls Review

On September 15, 2012

Ahoy there mateys! It’s me again, your one and only app pirate, back from another adventure, so I can bring you my latest booty as far as the seven seas of gaming is concerned.

On a recent adventure of mine, I came across a troll (yes, believe it or not, we’re not just limited to meeting sea creatures). And this troll introduced me to yet another addicting find -Towers N Trolls. This game is rather addictive, but at the same time easy on the eyes. Shiver me timbers! Now who would’ve thought that trolls would ever be easy on the eyes?

The Game

The app is basically a strategy game wherein the objective is to protect your kingdom from (you guessed it) hordes of invading trolls. The basic game is easy to learn, but the strategy involved to protect your kingdom is where the challenge lies. Though the game requires strategic thinking, it’s a very light-hearted yet challenging game that will keep you addicted for hours on end.

The game has four game modes: Story Campaign, Challenge Mode, Open Mode, and Endless Journey. The game has a total of 60 unique map levels, 10 different worlds to explore, and 10 different enemy types to add to the challenge. There are several outrageous special weapons to look forward to like Powder Kegs, traditional Mind Fields, and Poisonous Gas.

The Good

The most obvious strength of the game is its graphics. You’ll notice that the graphics are seemingly hand-painted. In a word, you can say that it’s superb.  Graphics-wise, the word “troll” will definitely not turn you off thanks to the very vibrant, yet light-hearted rendition of the graphics.  In fact, the graphics are so good that sometimes they end up becoming a distraction.  There are 10 different worlds to explore and some of them are the Lonely Forest (my personal favorite), Fertile Pastures, Snowy Forest, Underworld, Badlands, and the North. Each of them are definitely a delight to see.

The game is also quite simple to control and mis-taps, which are most likely to happen, will not ruin your entire game.

The Bad

There’s not much to expect in terms of innovation. The game is much like most of your strategy and tower-defense games, and a lot have said that the game lacks inspiration. In my personal opinion though, whatever the game lacks in innovation, it really does make up for everything with its graphics. After all, half of your gaming experience heavily relies on your graphics.

Just a comment on the font though, for such great visual artists, they could have chosen a better font.

The Verdict

If you’re the kind of player who considers strategy games as part of your repertoire, then this game is definitely worth a try.  It might just be like your typical tower-defense game, but as I have said, whatever the game lacks in terms of innovation, it makes up for with its superb graphics (sans the poor font choice). Thanks to its wonderful 3D graphics, advancing to the next level is definitely something to look forward to, if only to see how the next level will look like.

The game is light-hearted, but at the same time challenging, with enemies that range from slow to fast, and strong to weak.  It also has four gaming modes, in case you are in the mood for experimentation and variety. To add, the game is absolutely free, so it really would not hurt to try. The game is connected to Game Center so you can check out the leader boards and try to beat your friends.

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