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Kingdom Rush HD for iOS

By Ironhide Game Studio Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 10, 2014

Kingdom Rush HD is a strategy game in which you have to build towers to beat back waves of enemy fighters and advance down the road. As you claim more checkpoints, you unlock greater capabilities, but you'll also encounter more diverse and powerful creatures to battle.


Variable intensity: For each new level you advance to, you can set the level of difficulty. The options are Casual, Normal, and Veteran, and because you can change it at any time, you don't have to start a completely new game if it turns out that the level you chose is too easy or difficult for you.

Fun mechanics: This isn't a terribly complicated game in terms of mechanics, but it has just enough variety to keep you coming back for more. The main action involves building towers on strategic points along the road so that when the enemies are approaching, you can stop them before they reach the checkpoint. There are four different types of towers you can choose from and multiple spots you can choose for placement. But each tower costs a different amount of coins, so you have to spend wisely to make sure you get the most out of your placements.


In-app spending: There are many options for in-app purchases in this game. These include packages of gems, as well as various characters with greater powers than your basic soldiers. While you don't have to buy these items to be successful in the game, it's much harder to advance if you don't spend at least a little.

Bottom Line

Kingdom Rush HD will draw you in and make you lose track of time. It costs $2.99 on the App Store, and the hours of gameplay you'll enjoy will make it well worth the investment. And because it gives you so many options in terms of difficulty levels, it's appropriate for users of all experience levels.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1

- Now you can play the game in 9 languages including: English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

- Bug fixes and improvements


Release September 29, 2017
Date Added September 29, 2017
Version 3.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

One of the most engaging TD games we've played on an iPad". Slidetoplay.com (STP Score of 4 out of 4 "Must Have"). "This is easily one of the best TD games currently in the App Store". Gamezebo.com (4.5 out of 5 Stars). "Kingdom Rush can be filed in the thin folder marked "games that are pretty much perfect". JayisGames.com. "This is one kingdom you'll be in no rush to escape from". PocketGamer (Gold Award - Score 9). "Kingdom Rush proves that the defense genre is still alive." 148Apps (4.5 Stars out of 5) Editor's Choice. "Ironhide Game Studios' new game Kingdom Rush adds a much-needed shot of non-EA blood to the iPad charts." InsideMobileApps. "TD with a Touch of Excellence". toucharcade.com (4.5 stars out of 5). The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available for iPad in High Definition. Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command. Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations. Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness. Kingdom Rush highlights: Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours. Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles. 8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy. Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few. Over 18 tower abilities. Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies. Over 30 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills. (Beware of the mountain Trolls.). Intense boss fights never seen on a defense game. Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements. Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit. High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art. In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.
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