During post-apocalyptic earth, the best way to be on top is to show brute strength and power, not to mention a good-looking tower which makes everybody so envious they want it for themselves.
Gear up, upgrade your tower and defend it like you’ve never done before and prepare for a serious beatdown.
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Tower defense games are extremely popular these days and there are some that have attracted millions of players. They combine strategy with fast thinking. And some even have a little bit of action gaming added in for some extra fun.
With some tower defense games the entertainment level is a bit hit and miss though. And often they are just the same game play in different scenes. If you have found that to be the case, then you really want to find something that puts a whole new twist on tower defenses.
A completely new game in the genre is Wasteland Siege, also known as Apocalyptic Tower. The main difference is that rather than placing many towers along a path to defend from enemies, you have to just build one tower. And that tower requires some defensive guns in order to take out your attackers.
To find out more about this great game and get a bit of a head start, keep reading this guide with useful info and some great tips and tricks.
What is Wasteland Siege About?
First of all, you will find that Wasteland Siege in the latest version is referred to as Apocalyptic Tower, but essentially, they are both the same. For the purpose of this guide we will keep referring to Wasteland.
In this game, you have to build and control a tower to help defend against evil enemies. The game scene is quite simple. Your tower is either in the center or at one side and the enemies will come at you in waves and in many different shapes and sizes. When they reach your tower, they can make a load of damage to it.
You can take a total of 500 hits per level. You will see your health indicator at the top center of the screen while you play. Just be aware that different types of enemy can inflict different levels of damage. This means you might need to prioritize which enemy you focus on first.
Once you take too much damage you will be defeated and have to try again. In each level, you will be awarded points dependent on how quickly and effectively you managed to defend yourself. The star rating for each level goes from 1 to 3, and you can always revisit levels that you weren’t able to get full points on.
The game starts out on each level with just the tower base. You then have to add levels and on each level, you can add two guns or shields. There are many different types of guns and you have to figure out which ones work best against your enemies. Some, like the lasers work great on armor, but won’t work on energy shields. Others work great on energy shields but not armor.
The trick is to learn what types of enemy you will be encountering. Sometime, you just want machine guns and canons, while other times you just want lasers. And then there are levels where you need the right mix of the two with some added shields and defenders of your own.
This is where strategy and tactic comes into the whole equation. It does take a bit of learning, but once you figure out the enemies, you will quickly be able to perfect your strategies.
With each level that you complete you’ll be able to unlock the next level and some extra gun options. The more guns you get the better you’ll be able to shoot down the enemies. But you will also need to work on spending the stars you earn to upgrade offensive and defensive equipment in the shop.
The great thing is that the levels ease you into the different strategies and there are many new enemies and defenses to learn about. You will definitely be coming back for more.
How Do The Controls Work?
The controls are really simple. You either use your mouse or trackpad to move the pointer around and click the mouse or trackpad button to make selections. You will also need to use the space key to pause the game when you want to add more levels and guns to your tower.
When the game starts you will be able to direct the bullets and lasers towards your enemies. This is only really done for the manually controlled guns. There are some types of guns that will keep shooting at the closest enemy automatically.
The important thing to remember is that you can only point your manual guns to fire in one direction. That direction is where your mouse pointer is located. This means you cannot attack multiple targets at the same time. This makes it quite a bit more difficult, but also very entertaining.
You constantly have to keep an eye on what your enemies are doing and where they are closest. It becomes a very difficult balance, especially when they are coming at you from two sides.
Special Game Features
The designers have added some really cool features that will help keep the entertainment level up. And the more this is the case the less likely you are to get bored. Here are some of the features to look out for while you are getting into the game play.
Wasteland Siege has quite a lot of upgrade options. You can access the upgrades on a tab below the level choices. They are split into 3 categories called Devastation, Management and Survival.
Under Devastation you will be able to upgrade guns to make it cheaper to buy them and more effective. Management makes the guns more effective and increases the chances of hitting targets as well as increasing the likelihood of them stunning your enemies. Under Survival you will find items that will help increase your own armor and that of the guards that you can set up.
The best approach is to focus on just a few items to upgrade, rather than just spreading your spending over all of them. When you have a few very effective defenses that will give you a much better advantage than if you have a load of smaller upgrades.
Make sure you always check out your awards section. As you gain awards you will see them flashing and there will be a small star as well. Click on the awards that you gain and you will have the stars added to your collection. And the stars can then be used to upgrade more of your defenses.
There are awards that are really simple like your first kill. Then are some for the first 200 kills and defeating some of the really big enemies. Keep an eye on these targets and see how quickly you can collect all rewards. This will help your progress a lot.
At the base of your tower you can click on the doors to add a guard to stand on duty. There are several guards available and they range in their effectiveness and armor. Just like with your guns you have to choose these wisely. Your enemy has certain powers that will overcome your guards and sometimes you have to get a good balance of different guards to deal with all the enemies.
There are a lot of enemies in the game, and just like other features, they are gradually unlocked. You will always encounter ones called Psycho. Then there are kamikaze rats, robo spiders, kamikaze birds and even a jetpack Joe. Some of them are ground based, while others will come flying at you. They all have different levels of protection and will inflict specific amounts of damage when they get too close.
Some of these enemies become very powerful. For example, there is the robo spider boss which is huge and has a shield that absorbs incoming shots that then restore some health. But the basic idea is to shoot at the enemy as much as you can until they are all gone. When you do this without losing too much of your own health then you are awarded higher amounts of stars.
Tips And Tricks
Tip number one is always the same across these games. Start playing and play a lot. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get the perfect 3 star results every time. You can always play levels again once you have some more experience. Bu the more game play you get in the quicker you will learn how to focus on the right enemies at the right time.
But, there are some tricks you can use while you are starting out that will help you advance a bit quicker than you otherwise would. Check out this section to learn more about getting a good advantage.
Build Up Your Tower Fast
At the start of each level you have a limited amount of money to spend on guns and guards and levels. Make sure you spend it wisely by first adding a level so that you can install some guns. On each level, you can have two guns and these will cost you game money as well. When you start the level, you will not be able to get to the maximum height immediately as you will run out of cash before you get there.
The important thing here is to buy as much as you can and then start taking out enemies. As you kill them you will be awarded cash and that can then be spent on more guns or guards. At the start of the level it’s best to focus on guns. The reason is that the guards will not kill enemies until they get close. And for the first while you’ll be able to get enough enemies when they are far away.
Essentially, you want to get a fully set up tower as quickly as possible. So, make sure you keep an eye on your cash to know when to hit the pause key (space bar). As soon as there is enough cash for another gun, get it installed.
Strategically Choose Guns
Your enemies have 2 different types of defenses: Energy Field and Armor. You have to carefully asses what types of enemies are coming at you before you choose your weapons.
If you see a lot of robo spiders with armor then you need lasers and laser canons as they work exceptionally well against armor. However, they do practically no damage against energy fields. So, if you have a load of kamikaze types coming at you then you need the regular canon and machine gun.
Sometimes you will see both types appearing and that becomes very challenging. You might need to start the level with a few lasers and then add machine guns as you progress. That means, you don’t only need to figure out what guns to install, but in which order and at what times. That makes it such a fantastic strategy game to play.
There are a couple of ways that you can collect free stars. Before you choose the level you want to play, you’ll see a tab with a star icon. If you click on there, you’ll be able to collect 4 free stars by sharing the game makers and sponsors on Facebook and Twitter. This is a really simple way to collect a few stars for free that will make a huge difference when used for upgrades.
Start Playing Right Now
If you’ve read enough and just want to get into it, then go ahead and launch the game on this site and make sure you bookmark this page as well. When you come back here to play you will see that your game progress is saved for the next time.
You will also be playing it on a safe website that doesn’t look for your email address just to spam you with a load of crap. You can play it completely for free, with no payment or email needed. And you won’t get any viruses or malware either. So just dive in and enjoy some great action in Wasteland Siege.
Check Your Adobe Flash
Wasteland Siege is an Adobe Flash based game. This means that there is only one version of the game for all types of computer. However, you’ll need to make sure that you have the latest version of Flash installed to avoid stuttering play or even crashes. The good thing is that Flash is a free software installation available on the Adobe website.
Just run the free version checking tool and you will be given the option to download a newer version if it is available.