This month is a bit quite in the gaming section, at least no new releases interest me yet. But today, I was lucky enough and found this game through BuzzFeed – Flash Element TD 2 created by CasualCollective. As you can tell from the title of this post, you might have figured out TD stands for tower defense. It plays just like PixelJunk Monsters, well obviously since both are tower defense games. And even though its free, I couldn’t stop playing it. Its that addictive!
Flash Element TD 2 has three levels of difficulty (easy, harder and ouch) to choose from and each with its own path to test your defense tower skills. I tried harder twice and I didn’t do too well. I was able to get to the 50th level on easy but could never beat the final wave of what the game calls them, creeps. The objective is simple, defend your elements by building/selling and upgrading different types of towers. If one of the creeps managed to steal one of the elements from you, you will still have a chance to kill it before it gets away from where it came from. The element will be dropped at where the creep died, once all elements are stolen, the game is over.
There are 5 main types of towers – arrow, cannon, sticky, sniper tower and fire tower and their corresponding stronger version, so a total of 10 towers. There are also five elements, each will allow you to build the corresponding type of tower. So basically you can build the type of tower by having that particular element. There is also a store where you can purchase three elements which are not given to you at the start of the game. You can pay to have your elements dropped anywhere on the path back to where they are suppose to be and you can increase your interest earned from finishing each battle. Also want to point out that the sticky tower, which is similar to the Ice Tower from PixelJunk Monsters
What this game differs, in a good way, is you can pay to dare which the next wave of creeps will have 2x more HP than normal and double dare, well take a guess, 4x more HP AND move faster! I have yet to try double dare as I have enough problem killing the creeps in the last few stages. I did manage to win a few dares at the start of the level where everything is still easy to kill.
There are two other small, but fun features that I also want to mention. These creeps speaks funny and there is an option to make them explode when killed! The corpse explosion really satisfies my sadistic side as the game puts it!
Flash Element TD 2 is one hella addictive Flash game. Anyone that is to tower defense games should give this one a try. The main concept is basically the same, defend! But some of the features really make this one shine.
If you’re looking for some more flash games there are some pretty addictive puzzle games out there. The Impossible Quiz is a pretty good one. It has a bunch of questions but the answers are not as easy as you might suspect. If you want more tower defense games, Bloons Tower Defense 3 is another good game. Think you’re up for the challenge?