Get excited, Star Wars fans! We take a look at Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, which is a tower defense game made for the iPhone.
Star Wars: Battle for Hoth is a classic tower defense game, but the characters and details are anything but ordinary. Get ready for waves of familiar enemies who want to invade - it's your job to defend your tower with shooters and several other weapons.
If you're unfamiliar with Star Wars characters, you may be overwhelmed with the high amount of characters and defense weapons, but have no fear. There's a guide to help you with movies interspersed between levels of play.
However, get ready for a lot of reading, because the controls aren't entirely intuitive at first. Once you understand, game play is fun, but a little slow. You may even want to play in fast forward!
We give this a "don't download" judgment based on the addictive quality and graphics, but if you're really a Star Wars nerd, you're gonna love seeing all your favorite characters in action.
Review by: Stephanie Chu
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Version 1.0 | Developed by THQ Wireless Inc. | 18.9 MB | $2.99
- Fun to play
- Lots of familiar characters
- Variety of enemies and defense
- Fun supplementary videos
- Expected more from graphics
- Slow paced, more enjoyable in fast-forward
- High learning curve
I enjoyed the ability to build a defense, and the presence of so many Star Wars characters was awesome, but it's still frustrating that the UI in game play is clunky, and many of the controls are hard to understand without extensive reading.
For the heavier price we paid for this game, I expected stellar graphics and addictive game play, but we got neither. Don't download Star Wars: Battle for Hoth.