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March 1, 2009 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Viking Defense. Another tower defense game, with a few interesting twists. And, of course, Vikings.
posted by EarBucket (33 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
This game was made for me.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:54 AM on March 1, 2009


This is based on a previous TD, isn't it? I remember it having four-square buildings and similar maps.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:58 AM on March 1, 2009


Yeah, it's a sequel to Canyon Defense. It adds underwater units, and the ability to customize individual towers with "runes" that add special abilities.
posted by EarBucket at 12:03 PM on March 1, 2009


I think this is a double, though I can't find it, so maybe I'm just confused. Either way, I say this should stand just for the post title.
posted by Caduceus at 12:05 PM on March 1, 2009


The lack of consistency in the path of flight creatures kind of ruins the whole calculating, micromanagement aspect. I couldn't be bothered to play past level 2. There's been better version of tower defense games. Fun nonetheless, thanks.
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 12:18 PM on March 1, 2009


There is no recurrence, or doubles, in Valhalla, knave.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:29 PM on March 1, 2009


The lack of consistency in the path of flight creatures kind of ruins the whole calculating, micromanagement aspect.

Hmm, I find providing full coverage against flying creeps just part of the challenge, really. YMMV.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:30 PM on March 1, 2009


anyone else get stuck after level one? the next level won't load for me...
posted by noriyori at 12:50 PM on March 1, 2009


The lack of consistency in the path of flight creatures kind of ruins the whole calculating, micromanagement aspect.
I agree with goodnewsfortheinsane - coverage planning is calculating and micromanagement.

But regardless, you can set up towers during the attack, so lack of consistency in the path of flight creatures shouldn't be an issue if you save a little money each turn.
posted by Flunkie at 12:57 PM on March 1, 2009


Yeah I had to reload the page too, FF/XP. It remembered my state though.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:58 PM on March 1, 2009


I loved Canyon Defense, and I'm now on lvl 4 with Viking Defense, and I love it so far. Thanks for posting this.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:34 PM on March 1, 2009


I like these slow games for old guys.
posted by mert at 1:55 PM on March 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I decided to go back on it and worked around the flying creatures. Level 4 is all sorts of hard.
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 1:56 PM on March 1, 2009


Yeah, the reload sucks. But at least it seems to cache well enough and the cookies know where you are... FF on OSX.
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:44 PM on March 1, 2009


As soon as you unlock the falcon cliff tower and increase range runes, you can literally replace all of your towers with falcon cliffs with increased range, and maybe some of those towers that slow enemies down.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:46 PM on March 1, 2009


Y'know, I never really "got" tower defense games before - they always seemed more like work than play. But this, OMIGOD, this game is fun! Might have to reassess my view of the genre.
posted by jbickers at 2:51 PM on March 1, 2009


Welcome on board, jbickers! I knew you'd come around. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:02 PM on March 1, 2009


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So does the title mean that it's about Vikings defending, or does it just use the word "Viking" as a euphemism for how good a defense game it is?
</obligatory>
posted by JHarris at 3:05 PM on March 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Fun, thanks for posting it. However, it's kinda frustrating to be just ready to buy the Temple of Freya and suddenly find that the Level is complete and you have to start over. In that respect, it seems like the first few levels are a waste of time. Would also be nice if it had some of the options found on other Tower Defense games, particularly Fast Forward and the ability to see the characteristics of your enemies.

I like the FPP title, btw.
posted by kisch mokusch at 3:07 PM on March 1, 2009


I wish there were separate controls for music/sounds rather than all or none. Other than that, nice little game.
posted by geekyguy at 3:49 PM on March 1, 2009


God help me, I do love these so.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:40 PM on March 1, 2009


I was supposed to be doing my taxes tonight damn you!
posted by MikeMc at 6:26 PM on March 1, 2009


Damn, the last level is hard. Any tips on that one?
posted by empath at 8:01 PM on March 1, 2009


As soon as you unlock the falcon cliff tower and increase range runes, you can literally replace all of your towers with falcon cliffs with increased range, and maybe some of those towers that slow enemies down.

this= protip. Make some of the towers do ice damage too.
posted by 5imian at 8:51 PM on March 1, 2009


Okay, just beat the last level. The key is to put all your watchtowers on the bottom island in the beginning to concentrate firepower, and build your trees on the top islands. Then you need to build platforms to block off pathways, after that it's pretty much cake.
posted by empath at 8:57 PM on March 1, 2009


Geez, I thought this was gonna be about Jared Allen.
posted by Mental Wimp at 9:43 PM on March 1, 2009


I like it when it bugs out and all the flying units zip half way down the screen undamaged. That is a real challenge.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:22 PM on March 1, 2009


free play is kinda easy. I covered the whole board with the tempest towers and minimized the window about an hour ago. It's up to level 300 or so now.
posted by empath at 10:38 PM on March 1, 2009


This is rife with historical inaccuracies.
posted by Catfry at 10:52 PM on March 1, 2009 [7 favorites]


Empath, I can't seem to find any of these "tempest towers."
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:14 AM on March 2, 2009


D'oh, nevermind. Found em.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:48 AM on March 2, 2009


Fun, but fast-forward would make it more enjoyable.

Also: Tempest tower + Speed rune is the end of the game, really.
posted by paisley henosis at 4:17 PM on March 2, 2009


Tempest tower = win button


also catapult + homing rune works great
posted by 5imian at 4:38 PM on March 2, 2009


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