Developed by Mobile Force, AutoRobot TD – Defend and Defeat is a newly released arcade-style tower defense game for iPhone. Autorobot TD combines bright, old-school visuals with exciting strategic gameplay.
As with other games in the genre, the aim of AutoRobot TD is to protect your tower from an onslaught of enemies. As your foes emerge from the ‘green’ tower, they follow a one-way track towards the ‘red’ tower. As commander, it’s your job to prepare defenses by positioning a number of weapon installments across the map. You get 10 lives to begin with, which you lose one at a time everytime an enemy breaches your defenses.
There are two game modes, Arcade and Endless. The Arcade mode features 60 different levels, each with a time limit to victory. As you progress through the levels you gain access to weapon upgrades and new defenses which can be employed to increase your chances of survival. Endless mode pits you against a never-ending army of enemy forces and the game continues until your defenses are overwhelmed.
AutoRobot TD also features 2-player multiplayer, allowing you to go head-to-head with a friend via BlueTooth or WiFi in both arcade and endless modes. A rockin’ soundtrack and OpenFeint integration for scoretracking and leaderboards round out a very solid offering for fans of tower defense games.
AutoRobot TD [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.