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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Defend Your Castle takes place on a grassy plain surrounded by invaders. You are the commander of your castle, and at your disposal is only a hand for picking up the enemy and flinging them to their doom. Over time, add power-ups and other weapons to your arsenal to repel the attacks. How long can you hold them off? [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. A fun romp and certainly an admirable attempt at making a fresh experience on such a new service.
  2. 75
    This is a game that was made to break the ice at parties and gatherings of gamers, and it does that job amazingly well.
  3. It’s simple, fun, and funny. Sure, it’s not overflowing with content, but for five dollars, you could do a lot worse.
  4. Presentation is top notch and sends it up and above the flash version, if you find yourself wanting a cheap title to pass the time then there are few better than this on Wiiware the moment.
  5. Like murdering stick men? Then you'll like this cutesy battler. [Nov 2008, p.85]
  6. There's not much to Defend Your Castle, but it does have some entertainment value.
  7. Like the stick men themselves, Defend Your Castle is a little skinny but not unable to break through your defences. [Aug 2008, p.75]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. LucoTheFish
    Aug 12, 2008
    A great pick-up-and-play bargain game with hidden depth, your objective is to defend your castle from hoards of invading stick men. This game is a lot like the free flash version on the X-Gen studios website, however the wiiware version has been built from the ground up, not ported. The main differences are the graphics, a new "Heroic" mode for DYC veterans, and 4 way multiplayer. I've had a lot of fun playing through it solo, but the game really comes into it's own with the jump-in multiplayer, which allows up to 3 other players to join in at any time. The first 10 levels are really slow and boring, but stick with it (har har) and you'll soon be buried under so many enemies it borders on ridiculous. The levels are infinite, but there's nothing new to see after level 50. However, if you enjoy playing it as much as I have, you'll want to play through till at at least level 100. I think a good stopping point would be when you can make the castle self-sufficient, i.e. it can survive every round without you having to do anything. That's when you can say you've beaten it. As a party game, it's a total bargain. Very accesible, very fun, very worth getting. Expand
  2. XanderC
    Jun 8, 2008
    As most of the reviews will point out, this game is a wonderful title for "Pick-up-and-go" games. Having played the original version since it was first released, I was honestly not intreged at first though of a 5$ upgrade, but after tonight, it was money well spent. It wasn't just an upgrade, but a muiti-player experience that was priceless in getting new "Wii" players a feel for the controler, and veteran players a ice-breaker to continue into different subjects. As always, try the original flash version first. If that can hold your interest for 10~15mins, then consider the WiiWare version. Expand
  3. BenV.
    May 15, 2008
    Defend Your Castle is very easy to learn, and very easy to master. There's no real depth or strategy to the game, and nothing new to see or do before you even hit the half hour mark. It's not a terrible game to play, but it just doesn't give you very much reason to go back to it. There's a free, flash version of the game on the internet, and I suggest you play that and see how long it really keeps you entertained before dropping five dollars on the WiiWare edition. Expand