Review AE Tribe Runner
Fascinating fantasy Tower Defense
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 12 Dec 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Decent animation, quality graphics, every level brings something new, interesting plot, unusual game play, simple controls
AE Tribe Runner is a fascinating game of the Tower Defense genre where you will have to defend your lands from attacks of various monsters, goblins, ghouls, and also from different flying creatures that cause bad associations even in the real world. The game will first please you with the quality of graphics, animation and colorful design, and when you will get to destruction of evil you will be able to appreciate all the charm of the gameplay.
Gameplay featuresOne of the key features of the game is the ability to set defensive towers in random order. This gives you an opportunity to adjust the route of the enemy and make it longer in order to be able to inflict as much damage as possible in the first seconds of the fight. You can handle those who move through the air, with certain towers but the problem here is that, for example, the enemy bats or giant beetles emerge not out of a single point but out of any place along the left edge of the playing field.
That is, to be sure that not a flying creature crosses the forbidden border you will have to set towers firing at air targets, in entire rows across the battlefield. Naturally, you cannot block the whole field because you should keep free at least one square for the passage of the foot enemy. Based on this, you will need to continue building the anti-aircraft defense towers in the next row.
Enemies and towersWith each new level, the number and variety of your enemies will increase but your progress will not stand still as well. The range of towers will grow significantly and each of them can be upgraded several times, depending on the type. Tellingly, the price of weapon modernization in this game is no different from their original value, no matter what degree of modernization you are trying to approach.
In addition, you will have a secondary weapon at your disposal, the icons of which will appear at the top of the screen. Having dragged one of the icons on the battlefield, you cause either freezing of the enemy, or a firestone destroying monsters in droves. You are allowed to purchase ammunition for weapons of this type only for crystals being achieved in the game not as easy as gold coins.
Achievements and moneyDuring the fight, you can get a few crystals but the bulk is earned only through advances. For example, you will need to kill 30 goblins of a certain type and you get 10 or even 20 crystals. Do not let a single enemy into your territory and make another 10 crystals. Of course, you can buy crystals for real money via Donat, but at first you surely won't need this.
ResumeIn general, this is a very interesting game of the genre loved by many, which is definitely worth a look. Especially, considering that one can download AE Tribe Runner absolutely for free and the game doesn't bother you with advertisements.