How to Play

Mission

Your mission is to defend your territory of the hordes of armored vehicles that try to invade it. For that, you have to strategically deploy defense towers on the elevated sectors of the terrain. Each tower fires automatically to enemies as they pass by his zone. You can also put minefields in critical paths to slow the enemy’s tanks. And also you can build railways. The Anti-tank towers can move on them to reach zones of hard coverage. In emergency case, you can call air support to devastate a particularly contentious area.

You have to buy each tower, minefield or railway you place, and you receive a small amount of money for each enemy destroyed. To survive, you have to pay attention to the differences in reach and fire power of the towers, and plan carefully your inversions. Towers and minefields can be upgraded, augmenting their fire power or reach. But upgrading towers is very expensive, so be smart and upgrade only the best situated towers!


Your arms: towers, railways, minefields and bombers


There are three different types of towers to damage and destroy tanks, minefields to slow them, and finally, bombers. The towers are not infallible! Missile towers and anti-tanks towers have blind points where their ammo can't reach the armored vehicles.

To call your bombers, drag the bull eye´s icon and drop it onto the playing field. Bombers will arrive in about 5 seconds. You cannot buy air support raids, but you will be awarded with extra bombardments while playing.

You can build railways with one gesture. Anti-tanks towers can move on them to reach zones of hard coverage. Play the “Training Camp” to practice how to place them.

Be aware that Railways and Minefields icons only appears when the game is paused.


Basic characteristics of the towers

Type
Power
Fire Time
Range
Blind Zone
Laser Tower - Basic
220
1.2 seconds
3
No blind zone
Laser Tower - Upgrade 1
440
Laser Tower - Upgrade 2
660
Anti-tank Tower - Basic
120 x 2 (because shots 2 projectiles)
1.3 seconds
4
2
Anti-tank Tower - Upgrade 1
120 x 3 (because shots 3 projectiles)
Anti-tank Tower - Upgrade 2
120 x 4 (because shots 4 projectiles)
Missile Tower - Basic
230 x 1 (because shots 1 missile)
1.4 seconds
5
3
Missile Tower - Upgrade 1
230 x 2 (because shots 2 missiles)
Missile Tower - Upgrade 2
230 x 3 (because shots 3 missiles)
Minefield - Basic
Reduces 20 units of tank speed during 3 seconds
1 per tank
1
No blind zone
Minefield - Upgrade 1
Reduces 30 units of tank speed during 3 seconds
Minefield - Upgrade 2
Reduces 40 units of tank speed during 3 seconds
Bomb
1200
All tanks in area are affected


Your enemies: armored vehicles

There are six types of tanks. Armor thickness can vary and also its speed. Bellow find the basic characteristics of the tanks:

Type
Basic armor strength
Maximum armor strength
Basic speed
Maximum speed
Reward ($M)
Mini Tank
800
1,200
53
93
2
Half Track
1,500
2,250
50
90
3
Light Tank
2,500
3,750
43
83
5
Heavy Tank
5,000
7,500
40
80
6
Battle Tank
7,500
11,250
35
75
7
Super Tank
10,000
15,000
33
73
9


And they can be equipped with one of the following special items:

 
Stealth, the capacity of disappear of the towers radars at the hardest time.
Speed Boost, activated in critical situations generating a speed increase during several seconds.
Self-Repair, allows the vehicles repairs its damage in march.
Anti-missile, protect the tanks from the missiles coming from towers.
“The Tortoise”, an extra armor, protects the main chassis of the armored vehicles.


Scenarios

The game has really big scenarios where you can live authentic battles. They are carefully designed to give you unique challenges in each one. To help manage your battle plan, there are three levels of zoom: battle, tactic, and strategic.

Dificulty levels

The game has 27 different levels to play with 70 missions each, divided in:

  - 3 sets of difficulty, your first election depending on your expertise on Tower Defense games:

Rookie, levels 1 to 9
Veteran, levels 10 to 18
Commando, levels 19 to 27

- 3 military careers:

Volunteer
Regular
Elite
- And 3 levels of jobs (Soldier, Officer and General). Officer's missions will remain blocked until you completes Soldier level when you being promoted to Second Lieutenant, and General's missions will remain blocked until you completes Officer level when you being promoted to Brigadier General.


To begin a game, first you have to chose a scenario, and then set the difficulty and choose the career and level you want to play. Games are saved independently for each scenario, so you can play a scenario at Veteran-Elite-Soldier level and other at Commando-Volunteer-General level, for example.


Promotions


More important thing to do is be promoted. With each promotion, your towers are more powerful, and you get an EXTRA Air Support call. Find bellow a table with the number of missions without casualties that are required to be promoted for all combinations of Career/ Level.


Number of missions without casualties to be promoted
Volunteer
Career
Regular
Career
Elite
Career
Soldier Level : 7 promotions, from Private to Second Lieutenant
5
6
5
Officer Level: 6 promotions, from Second Lieutenant to Brigadier General
6
7
6
General Level: 4 promotions, from Brigadier General to General of the Army
7
8
7

So to be promoted in the Elite Career you has to keep your home free of enemies for 5, 6 or 7 consecutive missions.


Ranks

You will be promoted to higher ranks, if you are able to complete a series of missions without casualties

Soldier Level Private
Private First Class
Corporal
Sergeant
Sergeant Firt Class
First Sergeant
Sergeant Major
Officer Level Second Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
Captain
Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
General Level Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General
General
General of the Army


Medals

During the game, you will be awarded with medals for destroy a certain number of tanks of a type. With each medal, you win also some money and increases the chances of getting air support.

  Awarded Medal Level For destroy
Money ($M)
Purple Heart Soldier 45 Mini tanks
20
Bronze Star Soldier 70 Half track
25
Soldier\'s Medal Soldier 70 Light tanks
30
Silver Star Officer 45 Heavy tanks
35
Distinguished Service Cross Officer 50 Battle tanks
40
Medal of Honor General 30 Super tanks
50



Training Camp

The best thing to do to become an elite soldier is practice and practice. For that purpose you have a Training Camp. Here you can become familiar with different types of towers and enemy tanks. The Training Camp has plenty of money available for you to improve the towers and measure the effectiveness of minefields.


Service Record

In your service sheet will be recorded your progress for each difficulty level in the three available careers.


Elite Tactics

For tips and advanced tactics, visit regularly our blog at:

http://armoreddefense.blogspot.com/search/label/elite%20soldier

Finally, here we include a very popular blog section:

http://armoreddefense.blogspot.com/2010/12/they-are-not-bugs.html



They are not bugs!
...but features :)

I receive some emails on certain features of the game that can be misconstrued. Here are some in order of popularity


Symptom: Sporadic crashes in the Samsung Galaxy S2
Explanation: It's a problem with the implementation of class "SoundPool" in this device. See:
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=17623
Solution:switch OFF sound

Symptom: When I try to install it says "unsuccessful unknown error -18"
Explanation: It's a problem with Android Market application
Solution:(Google support forum) : "Alright found a fix. I hooked my phone up to my computer, browsed to .android_secure and deleted the file 'smdl2tmp1.asec'. Problem solved."

Symptom: Countdown to nothing at the beginning of the mission.
Explanation: Error checking the license with the Android Market.
Solution: The first time you play, you have to have WiFi or Mobile Network ON!

Symptom: The first time the game load could run very slow in some phones (Galaxy S, …).
Explanation: It's a known issue.
Solution: Exit the game (phone BACK button) and restart it. The game will run smoothly.

Symptom: Icons of the roads and mines going off the screen.
Explanation: Icons of the roads and mines only appear when the game is paused.
Solution: Press the PAUSE icon.