App Review: Knights Onrush by Chillingo Ltd.
Knights Onrush by Chillingo Ltd. is a great castle defense game. It reminded me a lot of Stick Wars in that you defend your castle from attackers by flicking them high in the air. In this game, however, Chillingo takes this basic idea and makes it something much bigger. The graphics are great and instead of just flicking stick men into the air, you are fighting knights and swordsmen.
There are three play modes to the game. The first is Campaign Mode. It this mode there are many different levels. Each one is different. When you enter a level, you are given the task to defend that castle for a certain number of days. Some of the castles already have some defenses in place such as fireballs, while others simply have a gate to defend. The second mode is Endless Siege. This mode is just what the name seems to indicate. The waves of attackers are endless. The third mode is Madness. Again, the name is very fitting. Once you think you have a grip on the game, give it a try. It is a real challenge.
At the end of each day’s fighting, you can take the points and the sacrifice points that you have earned and use them in the Castle Shop to upgrade your castle and its defenses. You can buy upgrades for your castle gate or buy weapons, boulders, or fireballs to help you defend it. Points are earned by killing the oncoming waves of attackers. Sacrifice points are earned by sacrificing your attackers to the Dragon or dropping them into the Hell Gate. Both of these tasks can be difficult to accomplish when you are fighting so many attackers at once because they require a little more time and effort than a simple flick into the air does. However, there are many things in the Castle Shop that require both points and sacrifice points to buy.
Knights Onrush is a fun and challenging game that will keep you coming back for more. The graphics are great and with so many castles to defend, it has great replay value. The app keeps track of your scores. So, you can go back and try to beat them. You can also submit them to a global score board and see how your scores compare with the those of everyone else.
Knights Onrush is on sale for $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.chillingo.com/