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You may be familiar with Com2uS from popular titles like Homerun Battle 3D and Slice It. Well, the developer's newest effort comes into a genre that is already more than adequately represented with Tower Defense: Lost Earth. This game is free to download, but as most of Com2uS' games lately have, it relies on in-app purchases to milk you for cash over time.

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You're probably familiar with the idea of a tower defense game. If not, it seems unlikely you'd be reading this. In Tower Defense: Lost Earth, enemy creeps will flow into the maze, and your weapon emplacements will have to take them out. You get resources from each kill that can be used to buy more towers, but that's not the main in-game currency. Com2uS uses "diamonds" to unlock more towers and abilities throughout the game. You can get a few in each level by playing well, but to really get moving and have a better experience, you have to buy packs of diamonds.

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There are 40 campaign missions across 7 different maps, and 9 towers to unlock and use to blow away the enemy. The graphics have a fun cartoon or even cell-shaded feel. You really can't argue with the price of free, but keep an eye on those in-app purchases. The diamond packs (which start at $1.99 and go up to $49.99) are consumable items, so they won't be restored if you download the app on a different device. Still, you can get by without spending heavily if you don't mind a little grinding. The app is live in the Play Store right this instant.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    This is one of the best promo videos I've ever seen for an Android game. If Com2uS can do something right, it's definitely the video.

  • GaetaWoo

    The developer needs a spell checker... are you supposed to DeSTORY the boss or DeSTROY.... maybe the boss has a great story and you need to take it from him??

    • http://h4r7.me/ Michael H.

      Spelling things wrong purposely could be trolling and/or link-baiting; in either case, it was enough to make you comment. Just consider it successful, albeit strange, marketing :)

    • Da_best_man

      Hahahaha !! Good spotting

  • Trenton

    This game was on iOS first. I have it on my iPod Touch. This game is well worth 99 cents. Very fun.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Been playing it all night last night - it's a ton of fun.