Who would have
thought a tower defence game could be so damn fun... not to mention
deliciously addictive to a point that you're in bed trying to
complete another level. Created by Subatomic Studios, the premise
behind Field Runners is simplicity at its best and all you need to
do (HA!) is build towers to stop the endless hoard of enemies from
getting from one side of the screen to another.
Offering a variety
of game maps and difficulty levels, the gamer must also anticipate
what the enemy will do because any weaknesses in your defenses,
will be exploited. Thankfully for every enemy that you vanquish
troops to vehicles and even planes, you are awarded cash that can
then be used to upgrade your towers and also purchase more expensive
As you progress, the
game does become more challenging and sometimes you need to sell
your existing towers in order to entrap your enemies which does make
for some fun and sometimes frustrating gameplay. With this in mind,
the solutions in completing the game are only limited by the player
and near the end of the levels, your adrenaline will be pumping.
cartoon style of graphics suits the genre perfect and all the
characters, including towers are well animated. The musical score
suits the game perfectly as do the sound effects and thankfully there
are different maps to keep things interesting for the player. Great
lighting and special effects as well!
At the end of the
day, Fieldrunners is one of those games that will draw you in from the
start and will not let go until you finished it. Even worse, once you
have completed it , you'll be scouring iTunes for something similar
but alas, this was not to be. Brilliantly entertaining!