So you're either one hour away from a deadline for work or school and you're dying to get things over with. What do you do? Open your browser, of course.
The moment I discovered that Kingdom Rush
was available on my browser was like the gods of self-destruction had bestowed upon me the tool needed to just that. Gone was the day I'd think of getting an iPad for the specific reason of getting my hands on those non-universal apps they rave about online. And boy, did my productivity suffer.
For those new to the concept, Kingdom Rush is a Tower Defence (TD) game. Not just any TD game, but a sweet refinement of TD gameplay, smooth cartoon graphics, and out-of-gameplay RPG-esque skill-tree building to match that stage that takes you forever to do, only to succumb to that one rogue wolf that got away at the very last wave of enemies.
We know that feeling all too well - that feeling of wanting to crap your pants out of frustration. And we gamers know that feeling all too well, be it at another TD game like Bloons TD
, or a platformer like Super Meat Boy
as you miss a platform or jump directly AT a saw "by accident". Well, Kingdom Rush is that chance to feel all that again; feelings that any good casual game should instil in you.
To brief you of the chaos happening above: there are 4 main units that you can upgrade (soldier, mage, archer, artillery), with 2 different special branches for their 4th and final upgrade. Each of the specialized units in the game have upgrades on their own that grant them different skills and upgrades to destroy them evil monsters trying to take you productivity away. To aid you on your defence, a meteor shower or 2 additional units (farmers) can be called along the path. And as mentioned above, you can upgrade your units on the main map with stars that you earn for beating a stage depending on how well you do.
There are 30+ types of enemies to beat, 50+ achievements, and a whole lot of hours that await you, so make sure you've got nothing on your plate while getting on this game.
Truth be told, as I finish up this last sentence, I have Kingdom Rush open on another window. I'm addicted, and what better time to go at it than right after I've come home from work and have nothing to do until a day from now. Oh dammit, see?!??! Stupid wolf.
PROCRASTINATION LEVEL: 10/10