Axe in Face--Defense of the Daffodils is a silly, yet challenging game that borrows elements from many classic iPhone games in the iTunes App Store to make for a fun time-waster. The object of the game is to defend a garden of daffodils from an approaching onslaught of baddies (think Plants vs. Zombies) by drawing a path from your viking warrior across the screen to throw your ax.
The ax will return to you like a boomerang, which comes in handy for hitting foes as the ax circles back around, but be careful not to draw complex paths because you won't be able to throw another ax until it returns to your hand. Much of the fun comes from trying to hit multiple enemies with one throw, and you'll get a score bonus for hitting larger multiples. But if just one attacker gets past your defenses, your beautiful daffodil garden will be trampled and the game ends.
As you progress through Axe in Face, you're given more variation on the game mechanic to keep it interesting. In higher levels, you'll have more enemies to deal with along with unique enemies that require special skills to kill them. One enemy blocks himself with a pine tree that can only be beaten by throwing the ax through an onscreen fire first, then hitting the tree to sizzle the tree and the bad guy within. As the enemies get harder, you're also given a special advantage: some enemies drop small red orbs that fill up your lightning orb. When your lightning orb is full you can strike three enemies with lightning by pressing a button--great for when the game gets particularly hectic.
Axe in Face comes with only 32 levels of increasingly difficult action, but we're hoping later updates will add more levels (and magic skills) to this cool game. Overall, if you want a fun line-drawing game, Axe in Face--Defense of the Daffodils is an excellent and affordable time-waster.