Fresh iPhone Apps for June 29: Dead Trigger and Kingdom Rush

Jun 29, 2012
Games

We’ve got a pair of interesting games for you to take into the weekend: Dead Trigger, a first-person zombie shooter with awesome graphics, and Kingdom Rush, a slick tower defense game that made a big splash when it was initially released on iPad. Dead Trigger (iPhone, iPad) $0.99 Zombie-shooting games are a pretty well-worn genre […]

We’ve got a pair of interesting games for you to take into the weekend: Dead Trigger, a first-person zombie shooter with awesome graphics, and Kingdom Rush, a slick tower defense game that made a big splash when it was initially released on iPad.

Dead Trigger (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Zombie-shooting games are a pretty well-worn genre in the iTunes App Store, but Dead Trigger sets itself apart first and foremost by carrying great graphics. The game was created by the same developer that made the recently released Shadowgun, another beautiful title using the Unity Engine, and like that game, it brings lots of shooter action in great 3-D environments.

Each level in Dead Trigger follows the story of a character working to survive the zombie apocalypse, taking out enemies by blasting them in an attempt to rack up points and big combos. The more accurate you are with your shots, the higher your score as you work through Dead Trigger’s levels. The game’s creators state that there’s 40 hours of content worked into the title, all for a buck.

Kingdom Rush (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Strategy title Kingdom Rush started its life as an iPad game, but the title is finally available on iPhone as well. A fantasy-themed tower defense game, Kingdom Rush includes a mix between towers and special abilities that players can use to stop incoming goblins and defend their territory from attack. Killing enemies earns players more gold, and that money can be invested in upgrading towers to make them more powerful.

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In addition to just using towers to fight off enemies, players also are able to place small groups of soldiers to block enemy advances. Strategic use of soldiers, plus special magic powers like meteor strikes, are key to taking down enemies and pulling down the best scores. There’s also Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards.

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