Provoke fights and try to survive
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 12 Sep 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
CastleMine is a very original game of the genre of Tower Defense which is different from the majority of analogues due to the fact that here we will have to look for adventures to our own harm and then think how to get rid of the consequences. According to the story, we have something to do with the search for precious metals and stones. Above the ground our command post rises to which not a living soul should get from the depths of our planet.
GameplayThe first cube of the soil has already been excavated and at its three sides you will see the icons in the form of luminous discs with a shovel in the middle. This means that you can continue to dig in any direction. And to raise the interest in you they demonstrate some of the contents of a block of land in the form of yellow or blue spots corresponding to gold and gemstone crystals.
By clicking not on the icon with a shovel but on the square area you select a location to install one of the defensive towers available in the arsenal. That is, you can set weapons even on the place engaged in exploring.
Exceptions are places that resemble the mouth of a volcano through which hot lava is visible. In such places weapons cannot be installed. As for studying terrestrial rocks, you should know that the gray areas (apparently made of rock) cannot be explored but in these places it is possible to install the tower.
In general, before you make the first move it is advisable to build a couple of towers (for more there is not enough money) and then you can choose the direction of land drilling. For each section with the yellow metal you will receive 100 coins. On what to spend it, decide by yourself. You can build a few more towers or upgrade the available ones.
Features of the weapons upgradeWeapons upgrade is available only after the second level and only after you will obtain such an opportunity. In other words, at the end of each level you will be given the chance to make a purchase of upgrades but only in three of the six areas. It is not known what profit the mine owner can get in result of your actions but for the purchase of fire power you can use not only gold but also precious stones.
Once you dig up the block with blue spots, you can select an area of explored site and undermine it with several types of explosives. But that should be the track precisely and not the adjacent area.
In general, the farther you go, the more weapons you need, and at the end of each level you will have to face an encounter with very powerful enemies. The game turns out to be very dynamic due to the fact that even during the attack of colonies of unknown bugs you can wade deeper and deeper to mine gold and build defense towers.
ResumeHowever, thus you can provoke more following waves but we warned you that you yourself will initiate all the trouble so it should not be a surprise for you. The game has a total of 45 levels but that will definitely be enough for you for long. The graphics in the game are of medium quality because the developer has paid all his attention to the dynamic gameplay. It seems that the whole game is not affected by such a decision. Fans of TD will like it in any case.