Guard Your Land in Coastal Defense


Price: Free
Coastal Defense – Extraordinary game of quick decisions and fast fingers
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Coastal Defense—Extraordinary Game of Quick Decisions and Fast Fingers is an app by Fraoula  boasts that it equips players with “weapons even Chuck Norris would envy.” Let’s see if that’s true.


In Coastal Defense, players are given the responsibility of defending their coastal shoreline against rapidly approaching enemy invaders. These invaders range from basic ships to submarines to imposing aircraft carriers, but just as these invaders are numerous and varied, so are players’ provided arsenals.

Complete with six different weapons (each with varying power and range), these arsenals are equipped to withstand even the most intense barrage. A purely defensive option is also provided through a shield that can be used as a last resort if needed, but the most coins can be collected by successfully destroying incoming enemy vessels, and you can use those precious coins to restock the arsenal.

In addition to this rapid-action game play, Coastal Defense features catchy music/sound effects and a 2-player mode, allowing users to challenge their friends’ skills even while offline.

Personally, I found the game play of Coastal Defense to be very impressive and a pleasure to play. It achieves the perfect mix of challenge and playability; the game was just as challenging as promised but was not so difficult that surviving oncoming attack waves was impossible.

Coastal Defense iPhone Game Review

Coastal Defense iPhone Game Review

Appearance and Layout:

The graphics for Coastal Defense are pretty simple but still appealing. They seem to resemble “old school” arcade-game styles, with bright colors and simple screen layouts. However, although simple, most players will still find these cartoonish graphics to be perfect for a game of Coastal Defense’s type.

The layout of this app was equally impressive, with perfectly easy to locate buttons and on-screen icons enabling players to easily navigate the app or to change weapons rapidly when needed. Additionally, the fonts used in this game were all readily readable, even when viewed on the smaller screens of certain iOS devices.


Coastal Defense is currently available for free through the iTunes Store. The fact that it’s a freebie combined with the fun game play and attractive, arcade-style graphics makes for an app of great value.

Although Coastal Defense might not be an app that users will want to keep on their iOS devices for forever (game play tended to feel a bit repetitive after awhile), it is definitely one that players won’t have regrets about downloading. And again, given it’s free we can’t encourage you enough to give it a try. You can also view a trailer for it here.

coastalqrCoastal Defense requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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