Depending on how much money you have in the bank, you can take your pick from eight units:
- Blaster gun ($100)
- Rocket launcher ($200)
- Shield ($100)
- Solar panels ($200)
- Freeze cannon ($500)
- Splitter laser ($1000)
- Repair drone ($300)
- Command center ($5000)
As you advance through each level, some upgrades will become available for your existing weapons so you need to keep an eye out for those, as the targets will become a lot tougher too. So not to make it too easy for you, there is a limited amount you can purchase at any time depending on how much money you have. In the early levels, I didn't find myself needing an abundance of weapons, and as the game goes on you have more than enough to buy what you need as you get more cash for every asteroid that your weapons take down.
Nexus One. All of the units on the screen looked crisp and well detailed, and there wasn't any hint of a slowdown when there were lots of incoming asteroids and shots being fired all at once. All of the different weapons being fired at the same time made for a pretty spectacular fireworks show - even if it was only 3.5 inches big - and it will undoubtedly look even better if you have a larger device.
As this is 2011, every game and its sequel has some kind of social aspect built in it, and although Asteroid Tower Defense is a little light on the social side, it does have a community high score ranking so that you know how you're doing compared to other players. This is worked out based on the total score you achieve during the game. If I were the developer, I'd have thrown in the option to share your score on Twitter or Facebook, as it would most likely result in more people knowing about the game, but it isn't a huge miss for most users. You achieve points through destroying units and building up your military presence in orbit, although you can get extra points easily by tapping on special missiles which make their way down your screen with the asteroids. These missiles have various abilities, and depending on which one you tap you may receive some more cash to help build more units, heal all of your existing units back to full health, wipe out all of the asteroids that are currently on the screen, and get additional points too.
This game is probably the most addictive mobile title that I've played in months. If I hadn't been so engrossed, you would have probably seen this review about 2 hours earlier. For a free title, it's incredibly well developed, stable and really enjoyable to play, so get down to the Market, or click on the link below, and download it to your phone or tablet!
Asteroid Tower Defense
by Deonn Games, LLC
10,000 downloads, 150 ratings (4.5 avg)