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Castle Doombad (iOs) Review

 
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At a Glance...
 

Formats: iOs
 
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Final Score
8.5
8.5/ 10


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We liked?


Lots of levels to work through, and a lot of choices on how to play them.

Not so much?


The action gets pretty frantic fairly quickly.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Overall, Castle Doombad is a fun game that offers a lot of options to suit every playing style, and the quirky humor you’d expect from an Adult Swim game. It’s entertaining and challenging, and there’s plenty of levels and unlockables to keep you busy for a long time to come. Castle Doombad is a great choice for tower defense fans looking for their next obsession.

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Posted January 27, 2014 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

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Adult Swim brings an evil spin to tower defense with Castle Doombad, where gamers must prevent the good guys from rescuing the princess hidden in your evil tower. The game takes a multi-level approach, with varying numbers of floors to protect and several points of entry possible for the pesky rescuers to take. You have a variety of tools at your disposal to thwart them, but the attackers have the strength of numbers in their corner. You’ll need cunning, strategy, and a whole lot of evil luck if you want to keep that princess captured through the end of the round.

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So why do you want the princess anyway, if she’s so much work? It seems her screams can be used to power the magnificent Castle Doombad, so Dr. Lordevilstein is keen to keep her around. And so, you’ll use a mix of different traps and minions to keep those heroes from the doors and windows. There are auto traps that get sprung whenever an enemy is near, such as treadmills that trap a single hero in an involuntary workout for a certain length of time. That isn’t actually all that harmful on its own, but if you pair it with acid dripping from above you’ve got a pretty sweet setup. There are a lot of different auto traps available to purchase with coins earned in-game as well as the opportunity to upgrade each of them up to five times, but you have a limited number of slots available to you, so strategy is an important part of the mix.

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In addition to auto traps, you also have manual traps that require action on your part. They can pack a mighty punch, but it may be hard to manage your time well enough to set them off when things get dicy in the game. You can also purchase minions, who will wander around whichever floor of the castle you place them on, generally getting in the way of those heroes. While the traps can only be placed in an open space, the minions can go down anywhere, provided they don’t exceed the maximum number per floor.

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Before each level, you’ll have the opportunity to fill your slots with whatever mix of auto and manual traps, and minions you’d like. But once the level begins, you’ll still have pay to place them. It works a lot like Plants vs. Zombies, only instead of sunshine you’ll be picking up screams. You can purchase a scream generator to speed up production, but it’s a pretty fine line between earning enough screams to build a great defense, and just getting something deadly on the ground before the attack begins.

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Overall, Castle Doombad is a fun game that offers a lot of options to suit every playing style, and the quirky humor you’d expect from an Adult Swim game. It’s entertaining and challenging, and there’s plenty of levels and unlockables to keep you busy for a long time to come. Castle Doombad is a great choice for tower defense fans looking for their next obsession.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)