A tower defense games that never ends
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 22 Jan 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Over a dozen tower options, ability to build virtually anywhere, optimization is crucial
Very minimalist graphics, gameplay gets a bit repetitive
I’ve been a sucker for tower defense games for just about as long as I can remember. It’s one of those genres that works really well on mobile phones and it’s a genre that welcomes continuous innovation. Infinite Tower Defense for Android feels like a throwback to some of the first TD games played on a phone because it’s got an infinite amount of waves and lets you place towers almost anywhere.
Obviously, given the infinite nature of the game, Infinode is a game that you can never truly beat. At one point you will eventually get overwhelmed by what’s happening in the game. If that’s not something you think you’d enjoy then this might not be the game for you. Personally, it presents a continuous challenge that keeps me coming back, especially because there is an incredibly expansive skill tree that you could spend hours looking through.
Death isn’t the end of this game, in fact death can be welcoming. When you’re 75 waves into a level and you want to just back so you can earn the rewards you made so you can spend them on upgrades, death seems like the quick solution.
There are tons of different towers to choose from and learning their strengths and weaknesses and how they interact with enemies is the key to success. Unfortunately, level design leaves a lot to be desired. Everything in the game is a simple tile, so the game isn’t very pretty either.
Infinite Tower Defense has a lot to offer but I don’t think it’s the tower defense game for everyone. It’s much more of a sandbox game when you compare it to something like Kingdom Rush. That said, I think a game like this has a lot more replayability compared to others like it.