TowerMadness has been around for a while now, but the unique challenge and several updates over time make it a must-have for tower defense fans. Featuring 3D graphics that look great on the Retina Display, TowerMadness challenges you to defend a flock of sheep from an onslaught of attacking aliens. You can view the action from above or use a reverse-pinch gesture to zoom in on the action. You'll play on 49 included maps, but you can purchase 28 expansion maps from within the game. A recent update added 5 more maps, and two new weapon upgrades to add to the replay value.
TowerMadness offers both campaign and endless game modes along with an easy tutorial mode in the beginning to get you comfortable with the gameplay. TowerMadness is a bit different from the other games in this collection in that it is an open-field rather than a fixed-path tower defense game. This means you'll need to place your units in such a way that the enemy will need to navigate around them to reach your flock of sheep. You'll quickly learn that the best strategy is to create a sort of maze with your turrets, forcing enemies to pass by a mix of turrets several times. TowerMadness also includes replays so you can analyze your strategies to see which work the best.
Tower Madness has Game Center support with 29 achievements you can earn. You can also compare your scores with other players' online, giving additional challenge to an already challenging game.
While we continue to enjoy this title, we think the pricing may be a bit steep for a game that's been around as long as it has. The game seems to go through cycles of going on sale and recently was free for a time, so maybe you'll want to wait for the next sale. Still, if you like strategy games and want an incredibly deep tower defense experience, TowerMadness offers plenty to keep you interested.
From Limbic Software:
Evil aliens are coming to turn your beloved sheep into intergalactic scarves! Protect the flock using only quick thinking and the arsenal of upgradeable weaponry at your disposal. "Addictive, time-sucking fun. There are plenty of tower defense strategy games out there, but TowerMadness brings the genre to a new level."- Brian X Chen, Wired"If youre a fan of Tower Defense games, do yourself a huge favor and check out TowerMadness."- Jon Phillips, MacLife"It would be madness to miss this game...it comes highly recommended."- Spanner Spencer, PocketGamer WINNER, Best App Ever Awards, Best Strategy Game FINALIST, Pocket Gamer Awards, Best Strategy/Simulation Game A Wired Favorite iPhone App A MacLife App of the Year A UNIQUE 3D TOWER DEFENSE EXPERIENCEPlay from an aerial view or zoom down to first person and get close to the action.LOTS OF LEVELSOver 100 maps in diverse environments (35 available as expansion map packs). ALIENS!Think fast to defeat the 17 different types of alien enemies intent on stealing your sheep.GUNS, LOTS OF GUNSOver 60 diverse weapons and upgrades.ENDLESS FUNEndless mode lets you see how many waves you can withstand.COMPETITIONGlobal leaderboards, Game Center achievements, and Friend Scores so you can compare scores with your friends and the millions of players worldwide.LETS SEE THAT AGAIN!Replays let you learn new strategies or share your games with the world through Twitter, Facebook, or email.iPad owners, check out "TowerMadness HD" for the Pocket Gamer Readers' Choice iPad Game of the Year Award winning version of this game.Search for our other award-winning games: Zombie Gunship and Nuts!