Toy Defense 3 - Fantasy
What happened To The Little Green Plastic Soldiers?
I was disappointed when I realized that those little toy soldiers that made the previous two games epic, weren't involved. With that being said, this is still a good TD game, but pales in comparison to the original Toy Defense games. The goals are the same as most Tower Defense games, protect the castle at all costs. To protect the castle you need to strategically place the correct weapons onto the correct towers. There are archers, flame throwers (Greek Fire) ballistics, and even a Mage which is able to attack the enemy by ground or air! After each level you earn up to 3 gold stars and you use your points to buy upgrades. You have to first upgrade the weapon of choice which then allows you to continue purchasing upgrades in different areas such as a stronger defense or wider range and each category can be upgraded several tiers. The weapons can still be upgraded by rank, strength and range during the game, and you will also need to repair towers as they get damaged, but if you upgrade the weapon you don't have to worry about the towers health, new tower, renewed health. Every battle comes in waves of usually 7 different troops and if you click the wave button before the countdown of the next wave, you receive extra points. There are two available modes of difficulty, casual and hard and there is a somewhat vague tutorial which simply tells you to click here and build this weapon here, everytime a new weapon is available. There are 69 achievements or trophies to earn as well. If you forget about the toy soldiers (I know, what were they thinking!) I think you will find this game entertaining, but in my opinion, if it ain't broke don't fix it, should have been applied, enjoy!
July 1, 2014
Fun! Not the typical Tower Defense Game
Just enjoyed the demo. Really like tower defense games and this one offers some new/different angles that make it enticing. Am going to buy.
July 1, 2014
Very fun, addictive game
This game was challenging, but not impossible. I played it for days without reaching the end. I haven't played the other Toy Defense games, but I will probably go back and try them.
July 26, 2014
If you enjoyed the first two, this one will not disappoint
Played the first two and this one is just as good. As soon as I am able to, I'm definitely getting the full version...fantastic job as usual Melesta for coming out with another awesome tower defense game
July 1, 2014
Best TD in a very long time
Finally finished the game in Casual Mode with 3 stars. Started the game over in Hard Mode. Changing modes required a new player and buying new upgrades. This time around I'll know what upgrades I want first. Very re-playable and fun to try different arrangements of towers.
Graphics are clear and well drawn. I really enjoyed the fantasy creatures much more than the military of the early Toy Defense games. The higher Tower upgrades' graphics are superb. The ring of fire animation, for example, is terrific. The Acid Rain is a little too opaque but presents another challenge. The battle fields are complex enough to challenge and drawn clearly.
Music and sound effects are appropriate but I found them distracting and muted.
The challenge in the Casual Mode wasn't that bad. The first 8 levels were super easy. From level 9 on it got trickier. Buying upgrades for the towers, castle, and magic were critical. Several levels required re-plays to get the 3 stars/300 coins to buy upgrades. And upgrades are worth buying. The Castle and Magic upgrades are really important to buy early. You can buy upgrades and go back to previous levels but if you don't have enough coins, you can't buy upgrades -- arrrgh.
Game-play was standard for tower defense games. There's a pause button to consider layouts and change/upgrade towers. You can speed up the pace to get coins. Creatures damage towers so they have to be repaired with coins. You can't just sit and watch the creatures march around. If they aren't repaired they have to be resurrected with a magic button. The magic buttons include a freeze that slows down the march, an asteroid that destroys, a repair button for all the towers at the same time, and the resurrection button if you missed a tower. They all take time to recharge which is part of the upgrades. The top upgrade of the asteroid button, for example, leaves the ground burning for a few seconds.
Overall, I highly recommend this game to tower defense players. Especially anyone tired of military-based TD games. It might be too challenging for TD newbies who might want to try the earlier games that were simpler in the choice of towers and layouts.
August 20, 2014
This game is well worth the price paid. I love the way each upgrade splits into several other upgrades, deciding which upgrade to make is the hardest bit. It is a difficult game and lots of lovely levels. Placement of defense characters is a key point to winning although in the later levels 3 stars is difficult to achieve. Addictive and a lot of fun, you'll love it. I haven't played such a fabulous time management game in a long period of time. Well done, developers.
July 9, 2014
Best defense game
This is by far the tower defense game I have played.
Plenty of levels and plenty of upgrades and you can bring those upgrades back to deal with levels you have not done well.
I started with easy level then after completing that I started again on hard and to my amazement scraped through.
Great game,great fun.
September 10, 2014
LOVE TD GAMES and this one Great!
I've played the first two, and this one is my favorite of the three. Instead of the clunky WWII era vehicles, these are fantasy types (dragons, etc) and much more fluid. I'm so happy to see BF adding more TD games instead of the same old HOG games they have been doing. There are two modes of play so even those who are experts should feel a challenge. I'm glad I bought this.
July 4, 2014
A very good Stradegy Game - I loved it
This game is challenging and I enjoyed it a lot.
Can't wait for a new one.
August 14, 2014
Excellent game for the Tower Defense stable
I love Tower Defense games and own more than I care to think about(!). The Toy Defense series is a competent contender which is enjoyable to play but without being one of the all-time epics.
Toy Defense 3 Fantasy does not disappoint and is actually better than its predecessors. The game offers:
o individual tower upgrade trees that split into different directions
o overall upgrades (all towers gain x% strength etc)
o classic fantasy towers: rapid-firing archers, slow but strong bolt arrows, burning cannons and Mages
o four additional powers like chill, fireballs and health restore that the player can deploy
o a raft of achievements that award extra upgrade points
o hundreds of levels - this game is simply huge!
The level of strategy in the game is spot-on. It really does matter which towers are used where, and each level requires a different strategy from the last (so all is great there). The rate of upgrade, reward and challenge is also perfectly balanced. I never once found myself frustrated, the rate of being rewarded upgrades kept my interest and the level of challenge wasn't too easy, nor too hard. There is much more to play through compared to other TD games that can be over all too quickly. There are many more levels than is typical for the genre but it doesn't become dull (my feeling throughout was delight that I had much more to play). Full marks for this.
The only minor niggles are these: during play, it becomes very costly and almost impossible to make use of the highest of your hard-won tower upgrades before the level is defeated, so you won't always see the benefit of the upgrades you make. And an asthetic issue: in later levels, the mouse pointer is lost in all the action taking place on screen so it can be hard to find it in order to click on a tower urgently. The game would really benefit from a larger, in-game custom cursor for this.
There is nothing new in this TD not available in others in the genre, but this version has been made very well indeed and you get a lot of game for the money. I've thoroughly enjoyed playing this and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Tower Defense games.
September 4, 2014