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Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

In what is best described as a roaming tower defense game, Guns'n'Glory, by HandyGames, allows you to play as bad guys who attempt to ambush settlers and steal their gold. Starting off as a lone gunman, the more settlers you kill, the more gold you’ll gain, which in turn will allow you to hire more bandits to help you out in your evil ways.

Available for free on the Android market, Guns'n'Glory offers a unique style of gameplay by melding several genres into one title. On one hand you have a layout similar to a tower defense game and on the other you can move your guys around at any point in time should the need arise, adding an element of action to the mix.

Features

  • Touch Controls
  • 10 stages each with multiple waves of settlers
  • Great graphics
  • Great western style music and sound effects

Gameplay

As previously mentioned, this game is a blend of genres. You’ll need to move your guys around to ensure you ambush all the settlers each stage; if any escape you will lose health (shown in the sheriffs badge) and once you reach zero, it’s game over. As you gain more money, you can (and will need to) hire more bandits to join your little outlaw crew, some of which just shoot their guns, while others lob sticks of dynamite, or shoot cannons at the settlers.

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Controls

Guns'nGlory is played using touch controls. To move any of your guys around just place your finger on the screen above them, keep it there, and slide it around to make the character walk. Once they are in place, just lift up your finger and they will start shooting. To buy another member of your outlaw crew, just tap on one of the sleeping people around the stage and tap the checkmark to pay them.

The controls were quick and responsive to touch. The only problem with them is that it is sometimes hard to see where exactly your guy is walking to, since he is covered by your finger. At times there may be an obstacle to walk around but you will run into it anyways just because you can not see where you are going.

Graphics and Sounds

All the sounds in this game suit it well, from the gun shots and explosions to the background western movie style music. It certainly compliments the game nicely and helps keep you in the mood.

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Speaking of the graphics, they are very well done and polished. The animations were smooth and all the elements of the game are nicely detailed. The entire game is a top-down perspective and you know exactly what path the enemy (settlers) will be taking.

Overall

There is something enjoyable and gratifying about shooting and robbing innocent settlers first thing in the morning while drinking coffee. This is an excellent game that will appeal to anyone who likes fast-paced action games or tower defense style gaming, as it contains both.

Between the great graphics and sounds, easy controls and the ability to pick up and play where you left off, this is a great and entertaining game to add to your collection, even if it does only have ten stages. The only other issue with Guns'nGlory is that, although it is free, it is ad supported and the ad is inconveniently placed at the bottom of the screen, making it easy to accidently press.

Rating

4.5/5

Developer Website: HandyGames

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Andrew Huff
Ever since he was old enough to walk, Andrew has been a computer geek and gaming fanatic. This took a turn for the worse after getting the G1 the moment it was released, becoming an Android addict, and eventually snagging a Nexus One.
When not reporting about Android gaming at www.DroidGamers.com and writing for Androidpolice, he spends his time with his wife and a newborn boy.
  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I've actually played this last night, and it's kind of fun. The graphics is decent and it's definitely different from a regular tower defense game.

    However, I found the controls to be kind of annoying, where most of the time when I want to move the guy, it moves the screen instead.

    Overall, good time killer.

  • dragongunner

    Game force closes on rooted N1 running cyanogenmod 6 RC3.

    • Martin

      Force close on Desire running OpenDesire

      • http://www.droidgamers.com Andrew Huff

        This is why I keep my android phone stock a majority of the time.

  • orangearrows

    Katie243 is always 0.7 miles away

  • OFI

    Runs fine on my Desire on MoDaCos 2.2 ROM

    Easily one of the best games available right now, although I agree with the slight issue with moving the screen instead of the unit.

    Oh and there appeared to be a bug on mission 6 or 7 where the enemies wouldn't walk onto the screen and were stuck right on the edge until I found them.

  • Ray

    Excellent game.