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  • Summary: From the creator of the award-winning geoDefense comes Tiny Heroes, a feature-rich defense game brimming with personality that lets you be the bad guy! As a budding new Dungeon Master, it's up to you to protect your hoard of treasure from the Tiny Heroes, a band of bright-eyed adventuringFrom the creator of the award-winning geoDefense comes Tiny Heroes, a feature-rich defense game brimming with personality that lets you be the bad guy! As a budding new Dungeon Master, it's up to you to protect your hoard of treasure from the Tiny Heroes, a band of bright-eyed adventuring hopefuls who don't quite realize what they're getting themselves into.Set traps, summon minions and conjure powerful spells to defend your Dungeon! Unlock new "toys" (see: implements of death) as you progress, opening up exciting combinations to vanquish the Heroes in despicably satisfying ways.But the overly enthusiastic Heroes aren't going down without a fight! Each hero has a distinct personality that shines through, making each romp through your Dungeon a brand new experience. Outsmart them all to successfully defend your treasure and put an end to the Tiny Heroes!Every level is a unique, meticulously hand-crafted challenge with razor-sharp balance by the masters of the genre.Stuck? Need help? Visit tinyheroes.com for hints, full level walkthroughs, forums and news!Follow us on twitter: @tinyheroesgameFeatures - Conquer over 50 unique levels! - Defend the Dungeon with over 30 Defenses! - Build towers, set traps, summon minions and conjure spells! - Unlock Challenge Levels to test your skills! - Impress with achievements and leaderboard scores! - Game Center and OpenFeint integration! - Beautiful Retina screen support! - New Campaigns, Challenge Levels and Defenses as downloadable content coming soon! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    100
    A fun iPhone app to play and one I will definitely keep.
  2. Sep 23, 2011
    100
    Though it has a few quirks, Tiny Heroes provides one of the best experiences in dungeon crawling this side of a Game Master's screen.
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    100
    I can't say enough about Tiny Heroes. It's a fantastic game, with few flaws to speak of. Challenging, but rarely frustrating, it had me returning to levels again and again to improve my score. By turning genre conventions on their heads, Tiny Heroes succeeds brilliantly.
  4. Sep 15, 2011
    80
    Tiny Heroes draws its charm from all the chaos. There's always something to do; you'll constantly be throwing down new traps and replacing old ones at a frenetic pace. It's challenging and fun.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    80
    With the glut of tower defense games on the App Store, it can be hard to stand out, but a decent premise backed up by solid gameplay can do wonders for making your mark.
  6. Sep 22, 2011
    80
    Mixing elements of Plants vs. Zombies with variable path mechanics and clever AI, Tiny Heroes brings frustratingly fun gameplay to a medieval setting.
  7. Oct 21, 2011
    60
    Sure, it's yet another tower defence game, but a surprisingly fresh and delightful one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    This is my new favorite game! It hasn't been this hard to put something down since I went through puberty! Great game, great design, funtasticThis is my new favorite game! It hasn't been this hard to put something down since I went through puberty! Great game, great design, funtastic art style. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    I absolutely love this game! It's a great twist on the classic tower defense genre where you play the bad guy. There are tons of defenses, aI absolutely love this game! It's a great twist on the classic tower defense genre where you play the bad guy. There are tons of defenses, a great variety of strategies and levels, and the heroes are smart and full of character. The amount of content in this game is staggering, offering dozens of hours to complete all the levels the first time, and then endless hours of replayability to perfect them using your favorite defenses. The art is whimsical and charming, the theme is clever and fun and the balance is razor sharp. Grab this game! Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    I love this game! The artwork is awesome and I can't believe how much fun a tower defense game can be playing the evil one. I am a newbie atI love this game! The artwork is awesome and I can't believe how much fun a tower defense game can be playing the evil one. I am a newbie at playing games and this really has me hooked. I will be enjoying Tiny Heroes for a long time. Expand
  4. Sep 15, 2011
    10
    This game is such a cool twist on the Tower Defense genre - there are no straight lines, the heroes are smart (to a degree). Love the varietyThis game is such a cool twist on the Tower Defense genre - there are no straight lines, the heroes are smart (to a degree). Love the variety of defenses and the difficulty curve, I picked it up and couldn't put it down! Easily worth the money spent on it, hours upon hours of entertainment and replay. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    10
    I can't stop playing this game! It's one of the best I've ever run into on the app store. Lots of levels, lots of different strategies toI can't stop playing this game! It's one of the best I've ever run into on the app store. Lots of levels, lots of different strategies to try, and the graphics are excellent. The early levels are easy enough for kids to play, but keep the interest of adults with all the different possibilities, too. Then it gets harder after that, but everything is still well-balanced. I especially love the slime defense and the lightning towers! I'd recommend this game for all ages. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    10
    A wide variety of defenses, fun level design, and great artistic character make for a totally addictive experience! Btw, epic wizards hauntA wide variety of defenses, fun level design, and great artistic character make for a totally addictive experience! Btw, epic wizards haunt my dreams. :D Expand
  7. Sep 14, 2011
    10
    As someone who's not a big fan of the typical tower defense game, Tiny Heroes caught my interest due to the way it approaches the genre. NotAs someone who's not a big fan of the typical tower defense game, Tiny Heroes caught my interest due to the way it approaches the genre. Not only does Tiny Heroes allow the Heroes to follow multiple paths (which may or may not lead to their death) but it also casts you as the "bad guy".

    Game play is pretty straight forward with the tutorial being spread out over several levels. While I've seen a few places point this out as being too long, if someone is completely new to the tower defense I feel the flow of essential gameplay elements is spot on. You're shown what you need to know when you need it. Never once did I come across a point where I was thinking, "OK, but now what was that for again?"

    For those who are familiar with tower defense, a fun little curve ball comes in the form of you earning new defenses as opposed to ways to level up previous ones. Early on this means you'll be able to bring every defense you have in to a level but in later levels, the choice of what defense you bring is just as much of the strategy as where you place them.

    Another refreshing side effect of this is that the various defenses all have their own personality. Sure some are obvious upgrades from earlier versions but you never get to a point where you feel as though you're picking one over another just based on damage or cooldown timers alone. Of course leaving the selection of the defenses up to the player opens up the door to all sorts of community challenges beyond the built in Achievements system.

    All in all, I would recommend Tiny Heroes to anyone who's a fan of tower defense style games. If they're what you love, then you should be very pleased with the purchase. If tower defense really just isn't your thing, I would still recommend Tiny Heroes due to it's unique approach to the genre. I could easily see someone new to the tower defense scene falling in love with Tiny Heroes due to the easy learning curve, various layers of strategy, and ultra high replay value. Tiny Heroes has been a great game so far and I for one can't wait to see what new levels we'll see added in the future.
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