Fed up with school deadlines? Want to do away with detention? Or perhaps you’ve grown tired of the tirade of insults mean teachers force you to sit through. Well apparently you’re not the only one. Box 10’s Don’t Whack Your Teacher is a satirical look at school life, giving you a golden opportunity to dish out the pain without ending up behind bars.
The land of Pokémon has always been awash with a river of games, ranging from the popular main-series titles which follow the classic battle-and-catch format we have always known, to spin offs of various formats and levels of success: some of the spin offs are quite the lovely bit of entertainment, whereas many aren’t far enough from being ashamed of their very existence, such is their lack of entertainment value that they provide (the lacklustre Pokémon Dash comes to mind, and greatly saddens me as it does so).
There are few games out there that have captivated such a large audience for so long as much as Pokémon. The franchise has games varying from mystery dungeon spin-offs and puzzle-like games through to the classic main series which is one of the best-selling video game franchises ever. The millions of fans that follow Pokémon through the ages and through generations are passionate about all things Pokémon, so it is unsurprising that a game titled Pokémon Tower Defense should peak their interest, and it did so in a very big way. Before long, the tower defense/Pokémon RPG hybrid gained quite the loyal following and a sequel was released, Pokémon Tower Defense 2, which takes us up to the present. With almost weekly updates, regular mystery gifts, and consistent input from the fans, Pokémon Tower Defense 2 is a very unique experience unlike any other tower defense game out there, and the only way to make it better is to play the hacked version if you agree with this sort of thing.
You would think that bringing the cities of Sydney, Miami, and New York to destruction would be enough for even the most violent of sharks, but the one in Mausland’s insane shark-based series of games is as hungry for violence as ever before, and this time he is in the Medieval period.
Try telling the main characters of the Sift Heads series about the dangers of rubbing up powerful people the wrong way, however, and you’d be met with a blank stare since all of the action of this series can be attributed to Vinnie and his crew making very powerful enemies and ensuring that they are at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Firstly, anyone that has played the game will be familiar with the small black gates that are apparently supposed to boost your speed. The problem is that you must get your spaceship squarely between the two sides of the gate for it to give you an incremental speed boost, and this is extremely difficult to do when you reach higher and higher speeds.
Pokémon Tower Defense was therefore a rather unexpected breakthrough hit, and showed that just because something looks incompatible on paper, doesn’t mean it won’t be gaming gold in practice. Pokémon Tower Defense still takes up quite a bit of time, however, but the hacked version will put these concerns to rest.
A quality game of tower defense is quite a rare find in the gaming world, but Kingdom Rush never fails to disappoint. A combination of strategic tower defense and fantasy, the game allows you to take charge of the safety of your kingdom by placing towers in various positions to halt the enemies’ progress. As one of the most well-put-together tower defense games you are ever likely to play, Kingdom Rush takes tower defense and makes the format and makes it more entertaining than any other game.