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IBOMBER DEFENSE PACIFIC [IOS] – REVIEW (77%)

01 Mar

iBomber Defense Pacific is a tower defence game released by Chillingo Ltd

“Get ready to take the battle to the enemy and win the war! iBomber Defense Pacific is the latest game in the hugely successful iBomber series. The iBomber series moves out to the Pacific as you fight a whole new enemy in an effort to secure territory on the Pacific Rim.”

This is a follow up to the successful iBomber Defense, and really is more of the same. You are now based in the Pacific rather than Europe.

This game puts you in command of the army in a WWII setting, you have to set down defenses to protect you bases from attack.

The game does not offer much new in the tower defense style of game, it does have the enemy attacking your towers, so they need to be repaired or can be destroyed. Also you can set the line of sight the tower uses. This can be helpful and annoying. If you suddenly notice that after an upgrade your tower is no longer firing at the road, and you find the line of sight is pointing off into the jungle.

Some of the tower do not fire, but instead produce special items like bombs. These can be pulled onto the screen and dropped. These are built over time, but will maximise at the number of towers you have, so if the build more they will queue and not become available until the others are used first.

There are the usual upgrade options which you slow gain as your leadership improves.

There are also perks that can be purchased. These can add to range, damage or give a special item at the start of the level.

The game is nicely presentation, with small, but functional graphics. This is also a universal title.

On the upside:

  • Nicely designed interface.
  • One of the better tower defense games out there.

On the downside:

  • If you spend money incorrectly or place something wrongly, you are quickly punished.
  • Some enemies seem a little too fast, as even with several maxed out towers I could not stop them.
  • Line of Sight firing can confuse gameplay if you did not realise you have moved it.

Overall, this is a solid tower defense title. If you are a fan of the original then you will be happy with the follow up. Despite the improvements it had many of the same issues as the original for me. For me the line of sight option confused the game a little more than the original, but you learn to live with it.

Rating: 77%

Size: 108 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.99

Link: iBomber Defense Pacific – Chillingo Ltd

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