Armor Games has released a follow-up to the Crush the Castle series called Siege Hero (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad), which very much reflects the post-Angry Birds world in which they were created, yet still retains that medieval castle smashing delight from Crossbows and Catapults and Crush the Castle.
The more realistic graphics of Crush the Castle, however, have been replaced by Angry Birds-style cartoon representations of vikings, samurai, and knights.
"Siege Hero is a captivating puzzle game with terrific cartoon art, lovable characters, and life-like physics.
Take the role of a Siege Commander as you destroy the opposition, save innocent peasants and set kingdoms Free.
Tear down the 63 castles across three different and unique Ages. If you're good enough to earn Gold on each castle you'll unlock an additional 10 more looting levels in the Treasure Map. (Over 5-hours of gameplay with much more to come)."
In terms of gameplay, it has departed slightly from the left-to-right projectile flinging scheme embraced by Angry Birds and has taken a first person perspective instead. This allows the player to target buildings with sniperscope accuracy with ammunition that includes stones, bombs and kegs of boiling oil.
The game is available today in the iTunes app store and is definitely a worthwhile purchase. The game is highly addictive, and can therefore be completed in relatively little time. Fortunately, expansion packs and additional levels are going to come at a later date, giving this title room to grow in the future.
Download From: iTunes App Store (0,79 €)