Charming base defense game, with easy controls and lots of levels.
Free with in app purchases
If you’re looking for a complex tower defense game with thousands of playable levels, you have come to the wrong place. Instead, you have landed upon an extraordinarily simple game that can provide you with a few hours of good fun. The developers, Outfit7, who are usually not known for games, but rather for silly applications like Talking Tom and Talking Ben, have constructed a straightforward game that doesn’t impress, but doesn’t necessarily disappoint.
Swamp Attack’s gameplay could not get any simpler. Literally all you do is tap on the incoming monsters to shoot them with your gun. Each level brings several waves of monsters for you to fend off, and you must make sure to properly manage your guns ammunition, so that you can effectively kill the enemies before they reach your base. Alternatively, you can use power-ups that make killing the swamp creatures much easier. These can be obtained quite easily just by playing through the levels. Speaking of levels, there are a pretty good amount of them. There are four episodes, each of them bearing about 20 levels each. When I first saw the screenshots and description for Swamp Attack, I estimated that it would give me ten minutes of gameplay before becoming stultified. Even though the gameplay can become very repetitive, the challenging levels and various monsters kept me wanting more. The only thing limiting my experience was the energy system.
I’m sure you were expecting this, knowing that just about every free to play game has some kind of “energy” restriction on it. Energy isn’t terrible in this game, bearing in mind that by the time you are out of it, you are ready for a break anyways. I didn’t mind having to step away from the game after about 10 levels of vigorously tapping on evil swamp beings. On the other hand, if you just can’t get enough of this game, there are fairly cheap in app purchases to refill your energy. One dollar can get you 10 whole energy refills, which is a great deal in this age of in app purchases.
When playing through the levels, you will come across many coins. In turn, these coins can be used to purchase new guns, gun upgrades, power up upgrades, and defensive upgrades. I have seen many complaints about the beginning levels being very difficult because only the shotgun are uzi are available for use (both of which are not amazing guns). I can sort of see where these people are coming from, but I seem to be moving along just fine, with the occasional nuisance. The actual shop interface itself is very charming. As you look through the choices, small cockroaches scuttle across the screen and they dart away when you tap. I love when developers put insignificant things in the game, that add to the general feel and atmosphere.
A game that is nowhere near perfect, but can still give a bit of fun in a time of boredom. I am sure that lots of new content is on the way, so hopefully a few of its existing flaws can be resolved. Sometimes simplicity is key in the world of gaming, and Swamp Attack proves this with clean, unpretentious gameplay. Looking forward to seeing what is next for this game.
Simple, easy to use, controls
Fun and addictive gameplay
Constant additions of more content
Cool shop with fun upgrades
Difficulty with early levels