Searching for good games on Android is tiring and disappointing; on the off chances you find one that does look relatively interesting you just end up uninstalling it right after (due to ads, graphics, or incompatibility). That’s been my experience anyway. Don’t get me wrong though, there are some good games on the Android Market and HexDefense is one of those. You can click on any of the screenshots to see a full-sized one.
HexDefense gives me some hope for the development community of Android. I had originally seen a game very close to it on the App Store called GeoDefense. And it’s that similarity, graphics, and simplicity of the game that brought me to testing it out on the Android Market, and let me say: It’s well worth it.
The graphics included with the game are awesome and ran great on the more modern devices like the Galaxy S Series, and the Motorola Xoom. However, on a “dated” device such as the Droid Eris we were experiencing a good bit of lag right off the bat. So as a heads up if your device is running with a 500Mhz processor you’re going to want to try the free version before purchasing to ensure compatibility.
The game includes 20 levels with 20 waves and two difficulties for each. Like the developer Gotow.net said “The game is fast and intense – easy to play but very tough to master!” And he’s right. Each level starts out easy and becomes VERY difficult. The placement of towers becomes crucial as the end of the level draws near.
• Great Graphics playable on most modern devices with Android 2.1 and up
• Low cost ($1.50) with free demo to test before purchase
• 20 Levels with multiple difficulties and enemies
• Upgradeable towers to give more depth to gameplay
• Auto-saved game if you switch to another app or take a call (proposing you don’t kill the task)
• Good audio
• “Low” Graphics and “Intense” Graphics options
• Works great on Tablets
• Could use some more levels, but for the price, you really cannot complain
• Not a complaint, but I wouldn’t mind an optimization for Tegra 2 Devices
• A little touchup on the In-game interface to make it completely “HD”
Overall: Worth the Purchase?
Heck yeah, it’s well worth the purchase. I’ve spent more than a few hours just playing with it on the Xoom while I wait for some more Honeycomb compatible games are released on the market. I don’t think I can stress it enough when I say “The graphics are great” because they really are. It’s fun, It’s addicting, and it’s cheap. Don’t believe me? Try the free version out on the Android Market here to make sure it has full compatibility with your device, and purchase the full application here for $1.50 to support the awesome developer.