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Backflip Studios releases Army of Darkness Defense

Backflip Studios has released a new casual defense game for iOS based on the cult classic movie Army of Darkness. In Army of Darkness Defense, players take on the role of Ash, the time-travelling sales clerk who must defend Lord Arthur’s castle from hordes of evil undead and protect the Necronomicon in order to return home. The game uses a tug-of-war play style with fully animated graphics, an original music score and dozens of quotes from the movie voiced by Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams. The player can summon a wide variety of allies and special abilities to assist in the castle’s defense and must fight their way through fifty initial waves with an optional unlockable endless wave at the end. Awards and leaderboards are available through Game Center integration. Separate versions are available and both are on sale for a limited time; Army of Darkness for the iPhone and iPod touch is currently priced at $1 and Army of Darkness HD for iPad users currently sells for $3.

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The game is well worth your $1, particularly if you’re any sort of fan of the ED/AOD franchise, but don’t be expecting to play it for more than a few days.

It’s a ton of fun, well done, but *short*

Downloaded yesterday morning, beat the game before I went to bed and, unfortunately, the Endless mode you get after beating the campaign isn’t anywhere close to as well done or fun as the campaign itself. Also, expect to hit a bit of a “grind” in the last 5 levels unless you’ve been very good about your upgrade choices (or buy a bunch of coins as IAP - but unless you have money to burn, don’t, money is easy to earn in game). The difficulty really ramps up in the last 5 or so waves and you’ll probably have to play a bit to earn the money to upgrade enough to beat the game, but keep at it and you will.

After that, if you want, you can unlock the remaining open ended Game Center achievements, reset the campaign, earn the campaign based GC achievements you missed the first play through and then, yeah, you probably won’t want to touch it again.

But for $1, it’s a no-brainer. Just deep enough to be fun for a strategy gamer but accessible enough for everyone.

Posted by Code Monkey in Toronto on May 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM (CDT)

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