I've said it once and I'll say it again, there are too many tower defense games available. However, just when I'm about to give up on it for good, something like Elf Defense pops up and totally redeems the genre. It's addictive. It's stunning. It's currently on sale for $.99, down from $2.99. Quite the bargain I'd say.
The point of Elf Defense is very simple, but in it's simplicity it shines. There are the obligatory defense units, which can be upgraded for more magical elf carnage as well as set routes and multiple waves of ferocious enemies. But not all enemies are equal. There are big ones, pink ones, small ones, horned ones and much more. As the waves progress so does the power of these beasts. Hence why your units are upgradable. At this point you're probably thinking to yourself that this is more of the same and in same ways yes, the gameplay is the same, but it offers a unique combination of very nicely done graphics and how they execute game mechanics is marvelous. These add just enough originalism that you won't be able to put the game down. (more...)