Day 1: We've been sent here to protect our base from what they are telling me is going to be a constant barrage of enemy attackers. I've used what little funds they've alloted to me to build some cannons, but I haven't seen any enemies yet. I think Wolkowski in assignments is pulling my leg…
Day 2: Wolkowski not pulling leg. Assignment sucks. Funds too low. Please send more guns. And beer. But mainly more guns.
Day 14: Not sure who Mofuya is, but apparently they're behind this defense. Hmmm… Mofuya Defense… has a nice ring to it.
Day 23: I think we're getting the hang of this. Of course, it helps that we get money for every enemy vehicle that we destroy. That's allowed us to upgrade our weapons and buy new ones. No nuclear weapons in sight, but one can always hope…
Day 57: Enemies Destroyed: 384. Beers Consumed: 1,376. Enemies still coming; beer slowly running dry.
Day 82: I need a couple of days R&R, but my CO claims that if I leave Johnson in charge, we'll lose the battle in a matter of days. I think that he's underestimating Johnson's skills. Day spa, here I come!
Day 83: Base is nearly destroyed; enemy vanquished at last possible moment. Going to take all our funds to repair equipment, base. CO did underestimate Johnson… it only took him one day. Note to self: demote Johnson at earliest opportunity.
Day 125: We've been holding our own against the onslaught of enemy forces for what seems like months now. The more cannons we set up, the stronger vehicles they send at us. I'm starting to think this isn't going to end. Still unsure who's paying us for destroying them, but I'll take what I can get at this point… oh, and the beer is officially gone.
Day 137: Johnson thought it would be funny to set an EMP generator in the middle of nowhere to see what would happen. What happened? Electrical generators overloaded, all of the turrets shut down, and the enemy made it through nearly unscratched before I got stuff back online. Note to self: demote Johnson ASAP.
Day 145: Leave it to Johnson to almost get the base destroyed… again. All you need to know is that teddy bears, vodka, and small explosives do not mix. Note to self: shoot Johnson.
Day 152: Airstrike destroyed our generators… again. So much for that 52 inch flat-screen I was saving up for…
Day 164: Our base has been over-run. By little motorcycles. With guns. Who knew? I guess I should have upgraded the base weapons instead of buying that Xbox 360 off eba--- Transmission Terminated at Source ---
Analysis: It's always nice to see a tower defense game come along that is fun to play, nice to look at, and adds something to the genre. There is a simple charm to the pixel artwork in Mofuya Defense, something that, while I won't call it nostalgia, harkens back to the 8-bit glory days of Nintendo and Sega. These tiny, cutified graphics are a joy to look at.
But they belie the game that lurks beneath, a cunning and difficult tower defense game if ever I've seen one. This is due not only to the wide variety of attacking units, but also to the addition of power resource management. Watch the amount of power your weapons are consuming. If you build a cannon or upgrade a weapon and consume too much, everything on the battlefield shuts down until you can remedy the problem. While some may have come to tower defense games to get away from that sort of resource management (I did initially) it is just enough here to keep the game challenging without making you focus your every waking moment on your power levels.
The addition of base defenses is another welcome feature. This gives the player yet another chance to catch those few stragglers that made it past the towers before you had your defenses completely fortified. And, believe me, it'll happen again, and again, and again. That's why it's just as important to continue to upgrade your base along with your other towers.
Mofuya Defense is an excellent addition to the tower defense genre. With cute pixel graphics, a comfortable learning curve, a good number of weapons at your disposal, and additional features not found in other tower defense games, it's definitely worth investing some time in.