Lock's Quest was originally a Nintendo DS tower defense game released in 2008, and it eventually made its way to consoles and PC in 2017. This means the game was originally a premium release with an upfront price, and a mobile port just arrived on the Play Store for $7.99 without any in-app purchases or advertisements in tow, retaining the title's fair monetization. While reviews are currently mixed on the Steam listing, it's still nice to see a new premium port arrive on Android.

Above you can watch a short trailer for the mobile edition of Lock's Quest, and as you can see, it's an interesting tower defense game where you build fortresses to defend against a bunch of baddies. There are dozens of maps to explore, and there's a new endless mode for those looking for longevity. As you build up your fortress, you'll get to place a bunch of turrets, traps, and helpers to stop the advance of your enemies, and of course, the game offers a welcoming pixel-based appearance.

What's nice about this release is that it didn't fall victim to the many egregious monetizations methods found in similar mobile titles. Lock's Quest is a premium tower defense game that you can pick up for $7.99, and as I already mentioned, there are no IAPs or ads in the title. So once you pay, that's it, the entire game is yours to enjoy.

It's often rare that we receive premium ports on Android, at least not every week, so the arrival of Lock's Quest is a welcome surprise. While I'm sure some will scoff at the $7.99 price point, it's worth keeping in mind that the Steam version costs almost twice as much. Past that, if you're a fan of solid tower defense games, or are simply looking for something to play through that isn't filled to the brim with IAPs, you should probably check out the release of Lock's Quest on the Google Play Store.

Lock's Quest
Lock's Quest
Developer: HandyGames
Price: $7.99

Press Release

It's your Locky day! Tower Defense Cult Classic Lock's Quest is out now on iOS and Android

Giebelstadt, Germany, September 26th, 2019: Finally on mobile devices! Lock's Quest, the cult classic real-time strategy game is out now, blending Tower Defense, RTS and RPG into a unique mix. Play as Lock a young, brave hero, who is the last line of defense of his village against the hordes of Lord Agony, the Clockwork Army. Lock has just learned the skills of an Archineer, a builder of magical, mechanical devices and with his wide array of customized towers, traps, walls, weapons, and other defenses it's up to you and Lock to stop the Invasion and rise to become the one true hero to protect the whole kingdom.

Lock's Quest blends real-time strategy gameplay with RPG elements and the classic Tower Defense formula and combines them with a fully-fledged storyline. The gameplay is divided into three parts: In the story part, you travel the Kingdom with Lock, talk to NPCs, take quests, get new equipment and experience the story. When enemy forces appear, it's time to prepare your defensive structures in the build mode - place towers, walls, traps and customize them. Add an acid attack to a tower for example, or harden your walls by using stone instead of wood. The third part of gameplay starts, when the battle commences: Roam the battlefield with Lock, smash enemies, repair towers and walls and use your super attacks wisely. Lock's Quest is out now and is a 100% premium game, with a price at 7.99 $ / 7.99 €. There will be no microtransactions, neither ads nor loot box gambling - just a great game for a fair price.

Get it on iOS: App Store
Get if for Android: Play Store.

About Lock's Quest
Play as Lock, a boy who stumbles upon an invasion of his village, which triggers a wider war between Kingdom Force and a revived Clockwork Army, led by the nefarious Lord Agony. A gripping story unfolds as you progress through 75 Days of warfare, across a dozen unique maps, aided by a collection of turrets, traps and special attacks. Experience the game as it was meant to be, with a high-quality soundtrack, new high-resolution portraits, and revised gameplay with full support for tablets.

Place Kingdom Force units to defend your capitol in a brand new Endless Mode - Antonia Defense!
Build up your fortifications each day to defend against a timed Clockwork assault. Use dozens of Turrets, Traps, and Helpers to stop the advance.
Fight alongside your defenses, using context-sensitive Special Attacks, and devastating Super Attacks, which impact a wide range of enemies.
Unlock the secrets of the Kingdom Force and the Archineers via an engrossing story with a multi-character cast, told via hand drawn cinematics and cutscenes.