One of the better Yuletide traditions is the venerable holiday Advent Calendar, in which each day of December leading up to Christmas is marked off on a special calendar by opening its corresponding door to find a small gift, toy or chocolate squirreled away inside.
This year, we here at Cult of Mac decided we wanted to give our readers their very own Apple-themed advent calendar, filled with the year’s best apps, gadgets, stories and other curios. So each day in December, we’re going to lovingly peel back the door on the Cult of Mac 2012 Advent Calendar to reveal another delicious morsel, something really special that came out this year that we think every one of you should enjoy.
It’s Day 13! Time to get your tower defense on with Fieldrunners 2.
There are fun iOS games, and then there are really fun iOS games. I see so many decent, well-designed games come out in the App Store all the time, but it’s rare that something actually catches my attention. I’ll play a game for a couple hours and then delete it. Fieldrunners 2 got my attention when it came out back in July, and since then I’ve
wasted enjoyed countless hours of destroying little men with giant towers of doom.
Fieldrunners 2 got a lot of attention because it’s the sequel to the original Fieldrunners, the first tower defense game in the App Store. The first one was great, but this year’s second release is truly phenomenal. It’s a wonderfully detailed, truly engaging game that I’ve kept coming back to throughout the year.
The concept is simple: fieldrunners are trying to get past your defenses, and you have to destroy them before you’re overridden. There are all kinds of creative towers with different perks, and the map layouts becoming increasingly more complex as you progress. It’s the perfect blend of strategy and sweet carnage.
I was thrilled when it came to the iPad in September, and I started playing more on the iPad instead of the iPhone. I think games with this high level of detail are more enjoyable on the iPad, and the Retina graphics in Fieldrunners 2 look marvelous on the tablet’s 10-inch display.
Source: Subatomic Studios.