Kingdom Rush Frontiers is a strategy TD (tower defense) videogame developed by Ironhide Studio. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. It is the sequel to the original Kingdom Rush and retains many elements from the first title, as it uses the same type of TD gameplay mechanics, presentation and art style. However, Kingdom Rush Frontier adds enough new content to justify a new release.
This title offers new content such as additional upgrades for towers and new heroes
This title includes the same four basic towers from the original title: Barracks that generate foot soldiers to block ground enemies, Archers that house ranged units, Wizards that have mages that cast powerful spells and Artillery, which fires explosives dealing AoE (Area of Effect) damage. You will have to upgrade these structures a few times to see the new structures added to Kingdom Rush Frontiers.
Heroes follow the same mechanics as in the original Kingdom Rush. You get a few characters for free, but the rest of them (and the cooler ones, I must say) will remain locked, only available through In-App Purchases. However, you don’t really need premium heroes to complete the campaign mode. Unlike in the original game, these new heroes have persistent stats that you can upgrade over time, similar to the skill tree seen in the first Kingdom Rush.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers does have many things in common with its predecessor, but there is new content that makes it worth playing, such as new upgrades for existing buildings and new heroes. For instance, Barracks can be upgraded to the Assassin’s Guild, which produces invisible assassins that ambush the enemy. Alternatively, you can upgrade those to Knights Templar to produce high-defense foot soldiers. Archers can be upgraded to the Crossbow Fort to produce snipers or the Windwalkers Totem, which contains tribesmen that throw axes.
There are new heroes to support you through your battles such as Alric the Warrior, an experienced fighter that strikes the enemy with lightning speed as he calls warrior spirits to aid him, Mirage the Assassin, who wields twin daggers and uses unorthodox but deadly tactics to protect Hammerhold, and Cronan the Beastmaster, a son of the wild who has fought in every known land.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers 1.6 Features
Check out the features of this strategy game before you download it:
- Enjoy new lands: fortify the frontier in jungles, deserts and even the underworld
- Over 40 enemies with different abilities such as tribal shamans, nomad tribes or desert sandworms
- Nine powerful heroes: choose your champions and upgrade their abilities
- Eight new tower upgrades: create the best strategy using the power of templars, necromancers or earthquake machines
- There are different game modes available: Classic, Iron and Heroic
If you are interested in Kingdom Rush Frontiers and need further information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to download and run this title are:
- Operating system: Android 4.0 or later/ iOS 4.3 or later
- Hard disk: 254 MB of free space for Android/ 378 MB for iOS
Get your towers done, quickly! Hordes of enemies are approaching
By Ellie Teller
On Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Kingdom Rush Frontier is a tower defense videogame for mobile devices that follow many other titles of the same kind, but includes several gameplay mechanics that make it quite different and interesting. First off, there are almost always two or more paths that enemies can follow, so you’d better distribute your towers in a way that no path is undefended, since towers have different range. You have to think about the kind of enemies that you will be fighting and build specific towers to beat them. For instance, if a horde of runners approaches, you should consider building an ice tower to slow them down before they rush you. It is also a good idea to build barracks in paths that can be used twice. Barracks produce soldiers that wall enemies until they die, so if you build a barrack in a good spot you can send the soldiers to another segment of the path to defend when needed.
- Lots of units and strategies possible
- The variety of enemies makes it challenging
- It gets really really hard sometimes