Review Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi
Toy Story With Guns and Attitude
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 18 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III Neo
Neat graphics, responsive game play, decent game play
Glitches, very common, aggressive donation system
Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi for Android offers an interesting take on the classic tower defense game. The graphics are interesting and there are many power ups and upgrades to choose from. My only concern is it may be touch to advance and maintain interest without paying.
For me, the coolest part of Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi is the setting. It’s like the movie Toy Story came to life and everyone is really pissed off. I’ve never seen toy flamethrowers before, but ok. If your kid plays with flamethrowers, then I don’t wanna mess with him. Go ahead, take my candy, kid. Here’s extra to buy more! Just please don’t roast me like a marshmallow! Eeek! (Never baby-sit kids who play with flamethrowers, that’s just my motto.)
In classic tower defense style, the game environment is viewed from above. There’s a set pathway to your spaceship that you must protect against the onslaught. Build towers on and of the set locations. Upgrades make them meaner and menacing, all while maintaining the look and feel of toys come to life, though I don’t recommend resurrecting ones with such a bad attitude; could be bad for the ol’ playpen.
The graphics are engaging and interesting. I experience no lags, though my phone’s battery did get a tiny bit warm. The whole game and menus are a little cluttered and hard to read, especially on a phone. More work needs to be done to streamline the presentation and make it visually appealing. You can zoom in and out on the battlefield, but there’s still something a little lacking. So much is going on that it’s hard to make out the details. Jelly Defense would be an example of a clean and streamlined tower defense app that’s easy to follow and enjoyable to look at and play. Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi needs ot head a little more in that direction with its presentation to become fully realized.
Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi is fun, but the heavy handed in-app purchases have me wondering if you can even complete this game without spending real coin. Decent overall.