Review Mini Fortress
An interesting, yet underdeveloped idea
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 10 Jul 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Interesting levels, addictive game play, simple controls
Low quality graphics
Mini Fortress for Android is an interesting castle defense game that puts you up against waves of enemies. The objective of this game is to fire and kill the waves of enemies before they can reach your castle walls.
Each type of enemy in this game will have it's own type of stats. For example, some enemies will have more health, but they'll be slower. Others have less health, but they can attack the castle walls at a range. As you play, you'll learn more about each enemy troop, and you will have to use this knowledge to your advantage. If the enemies do get in range to attack your castle walls, you'll only have a certain amount of time before they break your wall, and at this point the game will end.
To stop the incoming enemies, you are allowed to use a variety of different projectile weapons. By tapping on the screen, you will fire to the point you have tapped. You can use the interface at the bottom of the screen to equip different weapon types. Some weapons have cooldowns, so you'll have to save the most useful weapons for when you need it most.
Once you die, your score will be rounded up, and you will be able to purchase a number of different upgrades. There are options to upgrade your weapons, cooldown rates and even the health of your castle walls. The upgrade system uses a skill tree - this means you can only unlock a skill if you have unlocked the ones before it. There are quite a lot of upgrades on the skill tree to keep you playing and working towards the next big upgrade.
Mini Fortress is free to play, but it's a bit lacking when it comes to the graphics and game interface. The gameplay is fun, but it would be nice if the end user experience was a bit more polished.