Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pirate Legends TD - App Review

Pirate Legends TD app for Apple iOS and Android is a cool tower defense game, starring battling pirates defending a seaport. Place towers, ward off the onslaught of buccaneers and successfully defend an array of seaside communities from being raped and pillaged. Yes, this one is a tad older, but it's a fun game and suitable for swashbucklers of all ages. (continued)

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Pirate Legends TD app presents in landscape mode to reveal a seaside port from an aerial point of view looking down on the action below. Arrg matey, these are ye ol' pirate days, and this flourishing port has many a canal and lush hillsides to punctuate its beauty, thus making it a tantalizing place to rape and pillage. Your mission, is to protect this seaside port from enemy attack, which comes at you in droves, dinghies and a mish-mash of goofy aquatic vessels. Just place your defenses along the shores of the canals, and maybe even plop a few floaty ones right into the water for good measure. This would be the strategy portion of the play, and you gotta decide the best placement and style of defense tower to construct. There's 4 basic towers to choose from, along with an array of special defenses to earn, unlock and try. I was particularly fond of summoning the kraken, which swallowed up enemy pirate boats like tasty little hors d'oeuvres, though I think I saw it spit out a few peg legs and eye patches; apparently they cause indigestion.   

The controls use screen taps and slides typical to TD play, and all was copacetic. The graphics a rich with details and a lush color palate, and an array of beasts and enemies. The only thing missing, was a decent zoom function to bring you in tight on the action. The animation is a tad crude but solidly enjoyable, with some cool visual effects when using special abilities. Overall, the pace felt a little on the slow side. The sounds feature authentic feeling pirate music that is enjoyable until it isn't, and just might grate on your nerves over time, so parents beware.

Pirate Legends TD app for Apple iOS and Android isn't perfect, but there aren't a lot of pirate tower defense games out there, and this one is still loads of fun to play. Lots to keep you busy here and totally free, unless you care to pay for some upgrades.

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