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  • Summary: These scurvy space pirates are interested in just one thing…Spice.Spice Invaders puts you in control of the invading pirate force, protect them as they mine the Earth's resources for the precious mineral, Spice. With groundbreaking online multiplayer, drop-dead gorgeous visuals, challenging and addictive gameplay, a huge amount of upgrades and outrageous weapons, Spice Pirates is the next evolution in Tower Defense. PLEASE NOTE: Spice Invaders is designed for online play. All Spice and Experience gained while playing offline will only become available once a connection to the server is established.Press Quotes"Spice Invaders is a fantastic game to play. It looks the business, has a premise that’s darkly ironic, and it’s glowing proof that the genre still has room to grow." — PocketGamer, 8/10"...it’s practically full-to-bursting with content." — 148Apps, 4.5/5"Spice Invaders is funny, addictive and a great pick up and play game." — App-Score, 9/10. SPICE IS THE…SPICE OF LIFEGuard your ship as you mine for the precious Spice in each of the 55 levels, spread across 5 different environments, from jungle to arctic tundra. Use your mined resource to purchase new weapons, upgrades and more. Don’t worry WHO’S FOR SOME MULTIPLAYER?Spice Invaders features a multiplayer mode like no other tower defense game has to offer. Play in all-out war with 8 player online battles! Tactics, strategy, skill (and a little luck) will determine the victor.IF YOU BUILD IT…THEY WILL BLOW IT UPDestroy the attacking force with your advanced alien weaponry. Choose from six tower classes and bolster your defenses with 54 (yes 54) different upgrades! IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SAY ‘ARRR!’You are sure to fall in love with the comical little Spice hoarding aliens as they attempt to take over the world. Look out for some hidden easter eggs on the world map too. Tower defense has never had this much character!For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com Expand
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  1. Feb 3, 2012
    90
    I have every faith in Chillingo making the multiplayer into something that doesn't induce rage, but right now I'd rather avoid it. Thankfully the singleplayer portion of Spice Invaders is more than enough to satisfy. Barring the occasional ad there's hardly any way of knowing that this is a free-to-play game. I think that alone speaks volumes.
  2. Feb 3, 2012
    80
    A charming and audacious re-imagining of the tower defence genre. But the pitching for in-app purchases is too obtrusive to be fair.
  3. Feb 7, 2012
    70
    I have no problem with encouraging players to spend some cash on premium items that are not necessary for normal gameplay. The restrictions in Spice Invaders do not fit that example, especially since all these design choices are solely made to encourage folks to spend money (rather than designs that encourage fun).
  4. Feb 7, 2012
    70
    It does, however, incorporate some great multiplayer features we rarely see on the platform, and the free-to-play model is a fair compromise. If you haven't yet overdosed on defending your bases from automated hordes, Spice Invaders is well worth checking out.