The Milky Way Defender

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • All around quality – Plenty of levels – Solid mechanics – Offers it all
Bad
  • Price point is a bit steep if you're a one playthrough player
8.5

The Milky Way Defender offers a high quality tower defence experience for your iOS device. Protect your cows from the invading aliens across multiple worlds with carefully devised strategy. It’s a game pack full of tower defence features to ensure any veteran of the genre is well looked after.

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In terms of game mechanics The Milky Way Defender is exactly what you would expect. On one side of the screen you’ll have aliens (known as eyeliens) coming out of their space ship to capture your delicious cows which they’ll teleport away with if they reach the end of the path. Along this path you’ll have a number of pedestals where you can build defensive structures that each serve their own purpose in your overall defence strategy (extras such as mines that can be placed directly on a path also become available a few levels in).

All the other standard tower defence elements are also present with the ability to call in waves early, speed up the game and upgrade towers from their basic form.

One particularly interesting feature though is the timeline bar at the bottom of the screen which shows the upcoming waves of enemies and their difficulty compared to it’s last appearance. This helps you plan more effectively for future waves and definitely comes in handy during the later more difficult levels.

Where the magic really happens in The Milky Way Defender though is outside the core gameplay where you have a wealth of extras to keep you forever interested. From the detailed encyclopedia to keep track of all your turrets and the enemies you encounter to badge collecting for completing certain level requirements and a level system for upgrading towers as you see fit. As if that wasn’t enough you’ll also be able to spend game coins that you earn for playing to unlock additional challenges.

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While the price might seem high at first glance you will be getting your money’s worth in The Milky Way Defender especially if you’re a perfectionist interested in collecting every single badge for each level. If you’re a play through each level only once sort of player though you’ll probably be pushing it in terms of value.

Overall the game gets the basics of the genre down well and then excels in all the extras that it offers, The Milky Way Defender is a definite must add to any tower defence collection.

Summary:

  • Save the cows from the evil eyeliens.
  • Build all sorts of towers and strategically place them.
  • Gain levels to upgrade your favourite towers.
  • Complete your encyclopedia of enemies.
  • Try the challenge levels for an extra challenge.

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Review Platform: iOS

This review was first published on December 25, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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