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  • Summary: Mikado Defenders: an original feudal Japanese defense simulation for the iPhone / iPod touch!

    In Mikado Defenders players deploy samurai foot soldiers, archers, and other units, desperately attempting to defend their fortress from an all-out demonic attack. It’s tower defense, with a
    uniquely Japanese twist!

    Set in the Sengoku Era—a time when Japan was torn asunder by civil war—

    Mikado Defenders features historical locations such as Edo and Osaka, renowned samurai commanders including Uesugi Kenshin and the “One-Eyed Dragon” Masamune, powerful Guardian Spirit allies, giant demonic enemies, an in-depth castle improvement system and more!

    Special Characteristics:

    - Castle Improvement –

    Build your base up from a humble campsite to an impregnable fortress, complete with barricades and turrets! Investing in your castle is vital if you’re to have any hope fending off the Skull Wheel and other massive demons!

    - Guardian Spirits –

    Hold off the attacking demons for long enough and your castle will attract the aid of mystical allies. A single attack from one of these Guardian Spirits boasts the power to turn the tide of battle! Guardian Spirits also improve with your fortress; the stouter your defenses, the more powerful your ally!

    - Samurai Commanders –

    Reinforcing your castle and successfully destroying a “boss” giant demon has the chance of drawing a new samurai commander to your side! Recruit Oda Nobunaga, Sanada Yukimura, Date Masamune, and more! Each commander has their own special characteristics, and these abilities will prove vital in staging a successful defense!

    - Class Change System -

    Each unit will be promoted to an elite class by increasing its level to certain point!

    -Taste of The Traditional Japan Art -

    Not only the in-depth tower defense game system, Mikado Defenders features the Japan Art taste throughout the game, inspired from such art style as “ukiyo-e” paintings, and “sumi-e” paintings.

    Other Features:

    - Simple yet strategic game play!
    - Intuitive goals: place your troops on the map, fend off attacking demons, and guard your castle!
    - Easy controls: deploy samurai, select commanders, and unleash powerful guardian spirit attacks through intuitive taps and flicks!
    - Play on your terms: you can suspend games mid-level, and come back to them later, picking up right where you left off!
    - Selectable music: enjoy the provided ZUNTATA soundtrack or listen your own tunes!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 17, 2011
    Mikado Defenders is a solid tower-defense game with a challenging twist for fans of genre and might just sway those who are yet to fall in love with the action packed strategy of TD titles.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    Definitely one of the most difficult tower defense games out there. Beating the first level in itself is a chore, even on easy mode. With a few levels at your disposal and 3 difficulty levels to play through, you should have more than enough game to play, as long as you don't delete it out of frustration.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    In a sea of clones, Mikado Defenders stands out like a rare lotus flower.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    The gameplay ends up being shallower than other efforts in the genre and the long loading times make for a sluggish experience.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    Mikado Defenders is a lot of fun.
  6. Feb 17, 2011
    Mikado Defenders is definitely one of the better looking, and sounding tower defense games in a saturated market. If you utilize a good strategy the game becomes too easy, and starts playing itself.
  7. Feb 17, 2011
    Not only does the game take forever to get started, but you'll swear it's loading even as you play. Even with the speed cranked up, the game just feels sluggish.