My Little Pony Tower Defense

The challenge game of the week at Kongregate is a tower defense game with a backstory about galactic conflict, war, billions dead, yaddah yah. At some point, you realize that the waves of purple stuff are the Smooze from My Little Pony: The Movie, which kind of gives the entire game a different feeling. I … Continue reading My Little Pony Tower Defense

Reader Critique Requested: Toytown Tower Defense

Having noticed that our readers include a great many fans of tower defense games, the maker of Toytown Tower Defense asked for feedback on why his game might not have been well received. Or let’s put that in less polite terms: it is rated just below 3.5 on Kongregate, when some real garbage clears 4. … Continue reading Reader Critique Requested: Toytown Tower Defense

Flash Variations on a Theme: Tower Defense

Consider as a case study three variations on the same type of game: Desktop TD Pro Gemcraft Chapter 0 Protector III Each has that familiar gameplay that you know I love: building defenses that blow up armies of mindlessly marching monsters. Each has taken it in a rather different direction. (Each is far longer than … Continue reading Flash Variations on a Theme: Tower Defense

10 vs 2

Last night I turned up the difficulty on a tower defense map and went for a higher difficulty achievement as well. It took a few tries, and I learned new things about how the game randomly changes some variables and can make the map much harder or easier. After more than 50 waves and 2000 … Continue reading 10 vs 2


I played a Trapsin in Diablo II. It was a fun class that turned the game into action tower defense. Drop traps, throw my pitiful attacks at the enemy, and kite them around traps until they fell down. I was particularly fond of the the exploding corpse trap and the cow level. Explosion damage scaled … Continue reading Scaling