Impossible Apps unleashes the beasts in their new tower defense game. Spooky Wars- Castle Battle Defense Strategy Game may be a mouthful, but it’s also a fun twist on the classic tower defense game. Defend your creepy castle with the help of classic horror characters reimagined into cartoony designs. Some interesting twists create fun challenges in the typical tower defense, but leave players wanting more due to the rarity these twists come into play.
Every level has 13 waves before you face the final boss. Waves are separated, not continuous. Advancing through the levels provides you with chests that contain coins and random cards. This is where you can find new creatures to add to your team as well as additional cards to use to upgrade them. Along with the waves where you defend your castle, there are special waves that have different rules. Such as one where you must attack the enemy castle while still defending yours from them. These keep the game interesting, but are severely lacking in quantity through the game. The first level pack doesn’t contain these types of levels at all, while they are far and few between in the rest of the game.
Tricky Sweet Treats
Spooky Wars- Castle Battle Defense Strategy Game utilizes traditional horror characters for enemies and allies. You can use zombies with baseball bats or flying gargoyles. Classic horror icons such as Frankenstein and Dracula appear as well. Enemies coming to attack your castle are the same ones you collect in your deck which is disappointing and confusing. Having completely different enemies would make it easier to tell which killer clown is yours and which one is an enemy —aside from the red health bar appearing on enemies. Not only that, but it would make the monsters you collect more special and mysterious. It’s less exciting to unlock a character that you have already seen during the waves.
As you progress through the waves, you are rewarded with chests, but you also get free chests as you progress through the level and complete challenges related to these levels. Every level is a suitably spooky horror-related design such as Dracula’s Castle or Swamp that lets the creepy atmosphere completely immerse you as you play. As you work your way through a wave, you are fully hands on. The castle’s defenses fire automatically, but you are responsible for deploying creatures from your deck. Creatures require a certain number of energy points to send out into the level. Each enemy you kill gives you energy. Once your bar is full enough to send a creature out, you can drop it anywhere you want on your screen. This allows you to put the creature exactly where your defense is thinning or needs help.
Kingdom by the Sea
Overall, Spooky Wars – Castle Battle Defense Strategy Game is a completely free tower defense game that keeps you entertained with interactive waves and rewards for advancing. There are cash shop items to purchase including a pass that gives you an additional chest as you progress, but these are not required to play. They only add to what you can earn in the game, but do not hinder your gameplay. Special twists make the game exciting but aren’t implemented enough to satisfy players. Differences between your characters and the enemies would be a nice way to keep locked characters a surprise.
It's a Treat!
Spooky Wars – Castle Battle Defense Strategy Game manages to keep all the fun of a classic tower defense while adding in an adorable Halloween theme. Special features bring about new challenges, but don’t make enough appearances.