Excerpt: Have I mentioned that I have been on a tower defense genre tear as of late? Well I have been. They interest me, and I have been looking for them as I investigate games to review for the magazine. I explained how we found NinjaTown in my preview. Please read it online for that piece of history. This Nintendo DS game uses cute looking little ninja characters. There is an entire franchise of these characters, and they have appeared in different games. Which is cool.
Excerpt: Don't let the cutie-pie exterior fool you - Ninjatown is a gamer's game through and through. The units in this tower-defense title are versatile and useful, enemies are diverse and deadly, and there are enough power-ups and options to keep things fresh. Best of all, levels don't seem to have a preset way to beat them, unlike many tower-defense games on the market.
Excerpt: If there were an award for fastest growing new game genre in the last couple of years, I’m sure that the tower defence genre would be one of the contenders. Just in case you have been living under a rock for the last five years, a tower defence game requires you to build turrets to defend a base from incoming waves of enemies. All current generation consoles have at least one title that represents the genre.
Excerpt: Mr. Demon and his Wee Devils are attacking Ninja Town! Fight back with ninjas, timing, and strategy in this tower defense game. Kidzworld has the ninja cookies and facts on this hilarious and addicting game.
Excerpt: Name: Ninjatown Genre: Strategy Platform: Nintendo DS As I’ve said again and again, I am a fan of Tower Defense games. It’s a genre that has grown and become more popular with the release of Pixeljunk Monsters and Desktop Tower Defense , and many gamers are beginning to welcome the idea with open arms. It’s no wonder that the genre, which needs quick, convenient controls, found its way onto the Nintendo DS, which seems to be perfect for the sort of game.
Excerpt: It’s got Ninjas in it!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Simple ideas often breed the best games and there are few ideas as simple as the tower defense style of game! The basic idea of any tower defense game is to … Wait for it … Defend some kind of tower against waves of baddies. This usually involves placing defensive structures in strategic places around your fortifications and watching as they hopefully obliterate the enemy.
Pros: Great strategy, fast paced, perfect for the DS