Monday, December 01, 2008

Tap defence a sweet new game on the iPhone.

64 comments:

Michael said...

I need the tips that it promised! Does anyone know any?

gumnaam said...

I am looking for it too, there website as mentioned in the game is still down so i guess we are on our own. I reach the 30th level but then the damn gremlins always get me. One little tip, upgrade the Storm tower, it's real expensive (250) but it's very effective against the devil and others with high hit points

Enock said...

The only tip I have is get ice first, then get interest up to 20% before you do anything else! The game is hard!

Michael said...

Got to level 33 maker sure to space your arrow towers just right!

Joel said...

Haha... looks like this game is catching on quick! Katon, I like how many freakin' towers you have in this pic. What level did you end up getting to?

Katon said...

haha, i dont know who these people are. We have got to level 30 and keep on dying, it is so hard at that level!

How did you guys find my blog? Or is this michael ludden and enock de assis?

Michael said...

this is michael in Utah, so I know that in the 30's they "rush" you so start making bomb towers around 25 since they have "splash" effect.

lightworker said...

here you go. try this. http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pkQxZnQknndVF5TLCEBecbg

Chance said...

Haha Katon...I just googled this game because I got it last night since you guys mentioned it during our workout. When you google the game your blog comes up first.

I've gotten to level 43 on EASY. My strategy is not to overspend and get your interest up as quickly as you can.

Katon said...

dude that is funny, it does come up first. Well if people want to leave strategy tips here they can. Tap defense is sweet! I still havent passed level 30, i need to get back on it now.

Katon said...

lightworker i dont understand your spreadsheet, it is kind of confusing to me.

Anonymous said...

i have learned that upgraded arrow towers sell for 1 gold piece extra than was paid.

also it seems that level one towers work great up to level 25.

I am on level 15 & have only used upgraded arrow towers & have sold them back before the level is over to get the gold percentages at the end.

& used my hallows to get the extra percentages.

hope this helps

Anonymous said...

This game sucks. I make it to level 34 at best. I'm want to try the earthquake.

Anonymous said...

Ok guys here's a tip from the master you only make arrow towers and don't upgrade gem when you get your first halo use it on ice put ice towers on corners and strategic spots putrest of halos into intrest upgrade allyr arrow towers at once around level 30 I did at 29usually make sure not to over spend or itwill
Affect
Your intrest at level 35-40wherever u feel good at doing it. Upgrade all your towers I'll need around 5k for the third upgrade good luck be trytouse only ice towers after ubecome an expert

Jason said...

Only tips I can leave are:
1) Magic towers are better, and better value, than arrow towers
2) Ice towers are better, and better value, than water towers
3) Storm towers aren't necessary

I survived the Gremlin onslaught on 30, but not by much :o(

Sunny said...

what anonymous said is quite interesting.. i'll try it! i've gotten to level 45 by saving my gold and getting interest.. also ice towers help SO much. (i'm from england by the way, just so you know how international this one page has gotten!lol)

Michael said...

I freaking love this game and beat easy, now I can hardly beat the first levels of medium! So I will try the ice towers or something

Anonymous said...

guys check out this thread in a Singapore forum:
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?p=33957761

JOrge said...

do what anonymus*1* said, but only until level 20 or so.
Once you have an interest rate of 20% invest all your money on cannon towers and make sure you upgrade them up to the third level.
Just before the last enemy is killed at every level, sell all your cannon towers but keep all the other ones.
Cannon towers loose less than 20% of their value when you resell them.
This way you will never run out of money.
Another tip.. buil ice and storm tower as close as possible to hell's gate.

There you go... you will beat the game in one hour... is just simple math.

Anonymous said...

do what anonymus*1* said, but only until level 20 or so.
Once you have an interest rate of 20% invest all your money on cannon towers and make sure you upgrade them up to the third level.
Just before the last enemy is killed at every level, sell all your cannon towers but keep all the other ones.
Cannon towers loose less than 20% of their value when you resell them.
This way you will never run out of money.
Another tip.. buil ice and storm tower as close as possible to hell's gate.

There you go... you will beat the game in one hour... is just simple math.

Anonymous said...

do what anonymus*1* said, but only until level 20 or so.
Once you have an interest rate of 20% invest all your money on cannon towers and make sure you upgrade them up to the third level.
Just before the last enemy is killed at every level, sell all your cannon towers but keep all the other ones.
Cannon towers loose less than 20% of their value when you resell them.
This way you will never run out of money.
Another tip.. buil ice and storm tower as close as possible to hell's gate.

There you go... you will beat the game in one hour... is just simple math.

Anonymous said...

....Well....I agree ice is important but not necessary at start i beat easy and medium with full lives and I beat hard only losing 1 life. I always put my first 4 halos into income then next would be ice then storm magic is the really unnecessary tower to build but it is useful. STORM towers are the most important due to the high HP monsters later Fully upgraded towers take 25% of monster's health. And Bosses die in 3 seconds literally. But the trick is to not overspend and find good spots for placing your early towers. Know the range of it's maximum upgrade and make sure it's a spot that allows you to get many hits on monsters as possible.

Michael said...

alright I just beat the game on Easy and Medium and Hard is now kicking my butt, what do you guys have to tell me now, I need a sure fire precise plan to win this one.

herb said...

umm this blog comes up first on google for "Tap Defence" search because you spelled it wrong.

Tap Defense

Joe said...

selling towers right before the turn ends to collect interest! Brilliant! i am so pissed i didn't think of that. furthest I got was 33 or so w/ heavy water and ice at the beginning with a lot of bombs at the choke point and then arrows and other stuff to pick up the stragglers. i don't really understand earthquake. the one time i built it it didn't seem to do much damage...

Dave said...

Here are some pointers i follow to beat the game on easy medium or hard:
http://www.davidschultz.org/2008/12/10/how-to-win-at-tap-defense-for-iphone/

Anonymous said...

it is also nice to spread about 5 arrow towers throughout the field. As enemy get out of range upgrade them and then sell them - for the gain of 1 dollar. Then, if things are getting stressful on the home stretch, re add the arrow towers near helps gate. You are basically moving the tower and getting paid $1 for it. Continue to sell off as enemy get out of range and have all arrow towers sold before you complete the level to give you the max interest.

Space things out too. The towers will try to hit the enemy I. The front neglecting the enemy in the rear leaving them with more strength. If you space properly you will hurt the second and third fleet of bad guys more event distributing the hurt.

This coming from a Texan in Goa, India. This game finally got me to get off Bix!

Birdman706 said...

Yea i saved as much money as possible for the earthquake tower and its ok not great but ok

it does takes away 500xp

pbc21 said...

LMAO This game is soooooooooo easy ok this is what you do ok. And you're probably hate me for making this game too easy for you guys like stated before is a simple math game at the end of each round you get a % back of gold well after each level sell all your towers of course on the first 10 levels or so all you will have is arrow towers sell (the two you should have) quickly before the screen changes so if you have more gold before the level ends you get more back doesn't it make stupid sense i finish easy level with 15 lives left, 52528 in gold and an earthquake tower to its 3rd power which takes 2000 xp and dont worry about upgrading towers go ahead and up grade but dont forget to resell them before the end of each level up to level 25 after that you shouldn't have to worry about reselling your towers. If you want to email me and tell me how stupid we all were for dying all the time in level 30 (like i did before) my email is "pbc21@mac.com" Thanks and enjoy this game:)

Anonymous said...

I don't understand when people say that you can sell the upgraded towers and gain $1. Upgraded arrow towers sell for only $59, far less than the upgraded price. This technique doe snot work.

MikeG said...

Uh...I'm sorry my math is a little weak, but I'm pretty sure if I buy something for 12, spend 30 for upgrading it, my cost now 42....and sell it for 23....even w/ 20% interest on the sell, I'm only getting 25. Which if I remember first grade math....I just lost 17 bucks. Am I missing something?!?! No wonder the economy is in the tank......

bobbybignuts said...

look just dont spend your money as soon as you get it try to save as much as possible. firts build 4 arrows and upgrade them up to 3 play with them until the 20th level and upgrade your intrest rate with the halos you should have enought to buy magic and up grade it 2 times then yous that till the 30 th level you should have close to 10000 by then so buy every thing eles and a lot of ice you should be able to beat the game it only goes up to 43

Anonymous said...

i passed all the game without any tips, the best way is ice and bomb towers, save a lot and when you've got much $$$ sell them and have 1 earthquake with many ice, and go upgrading it, with that you make the last levels easy

Anonymous said...

They just updated the game on 12/11/08,so they fix the bug that uses that exploit to gain 1 gold when you sell the max arrow tower. You no longer get 108 gold for the max upgraded tower but only 59 gold.

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Anonymous said...

ok ive beat the game on easy only. last level was Epic!! build arrow towers and upgrade them wisely. increase your interest until you reach 20% at the mean time overstock on arrow towers. i built around 9-11 fully upgraded towers before built any other towers. then i built around 8-9 ice towers all upgraded to 2 stars and only 2 fully upgraded ones which i put in the beginning of were the monsters spawn. after build bombs and upgrade them once i built 3 out of the whole game. put them near the beginning near the ice towers. so they can do splash damage as the monsters pile up in a slow moving pace. then build 1 thunder tower every 2-3 rounds ( i built 3 out of the whole game and all fully upgraded). upgrade them when it becomes hectic. build a couple of magic towers and upgrade them wisely some fully some only once. put most of your ice towers in the middle, 2 in beginning near the end. build thunder towers in the middle of beginning and middle. and basicly spread your arrow towers out so they can cover more land
(try to do that with all your towers). thats about it... cross your fingers and try not to sell anything cuz then it would just be a waste.

Anonymous said...

ok ive beat the game on easy only. last level was Epic!! build arrow towers and upgrade them wisely. increase your interest until you reach 20% at the mean time overstock on arrow towers. i built around 9-11 fully upgraded towers before built any other towers. then i built around 8-9 ice towers all upgraded to 2 stars and only 2 fully upgraded ones which i put in the beginning of were the monsters spawn. after build bombs and upgrade them once i built 3 out of the whole game. put them near the beginning near the ice towers. so they can do splash damage as the monsters pile up in a slow moving pace. then build 1 thunder tower every 2-3 rounds ( i built 3 out of the whole game and all fully upgraded). upgrade them when it becomes hectic. build a couple of magic towers and upgrade them wisely some fully some only once. put most of your ice towers in the middle, 2 in beginning near the end. build thunder towers in the middle of beginning and middle. and basicly spread your arrow towers out so they can cover more land
(try to do that with all your towers). thats about it... cross your fingers and try not to sell anything cuz then it would just be a waste.

Anonymous said...

I've beaten easy by beginning with arrow towers all over, first halo i bought magic, begun placing them all over even replacing arrow towers with magic, next 2 halos i went for the extra interest, the halo after that i went for the ice, i placed the ice strategically all over the map and magic towers everywhere else, upgraded magic towers where it seemed necessary, corners and such..

jammer1618 said...

This is a great game - I cant believe it is free. Ice towers are the key, upgrade them 3 times and the slow all the beasties by 90%.

Basically ice towers then interest rate upgrades worked for me, finished level 43 on easy with over $2000.

They should have a paid version where you can save games, I'd pay a couple bucks for that.

http://www.yourwebspace.com.au/demo/images/tap42.jpg

Anonymous said...

i got to lvl 99 and i only had 2 tower

Trial said...

Hi guys,
This is Ismail from Cairo, Egypt. And I gotta say that this blog is becoming a global hub for Tap Defense :D) Keep it up.
I was trying to reach highest levels with Tap Defense and Tried most of the strategies listed here and the highest I reached was level 30 or barley 31.
But I have great new; I have just reached level 42 with the below strategy:
1- Forget about ALL types of towers and stick only with Arrows. 2- Do not upgrade at all until you have the single arrow tower almost everywhere.
3- This will help you hold your score and get higher and higher interest rates; by level 25, I have reached almost 2000 points :)
4- All my research was only focused on upgrading interest rate
5- by level 28 or 29, you will have reached triple arrow towers for almost all of them and will have good 1200 to 1500 points
6- Now research for the Ice and start upgrading doubles and triples in as much corners as possible and enjoy :):)

Qracker said...

K all I want to know is how are the people ranked on the network scores pulling 650,000 numbers WoW awsome game though can't pull away.

Mircea said...

Damn politicians.....where did they all come from? Well thanks for the tips at least now I got beyond 33 and up to 43..4065 points :D 11 ice towers up to upgrade 3 and the rest all arrow towers at upgrade 3 too.
Does anyone else have any strategy after level 40 to prepare for these damn politicians?
Cheers!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hey, heres how I won. I put down an arrow tower and a bomb tower for the first few levels. than one water tower. Keep doing that until you have 2 halos, then buy upgraded interest. Do the same as before, buy arrow towers, bomb towers, and water towers until you have two more halos. Buy upgraded interest again. Then, when you have your next 2 halos, buy earthquake. Save up until you have 2,000 gold then buy one earthquake tower and upgrade it once. After that, wait until you have about 2-3 thousand gold and upgrade earthquake one last time. After this, save your money and after you get more halos, stock up on magic and ice towers. lvl 43 is very long but the earthquake tower will save you.

-∆√•lex

Anonymous said...

Finally did it! I just filled up the whole of the map with level 1arrow towers, but putting as little as possible at first to get high interest at the start, then slowly making them level 2 until by level 33 I had half level 2 and half level 3 arrow towers.

After that I sold all my arrow towers and replaced them with about 50 level 2 magic towers (I also had 4 level 3 ice towers on strategic corners; where the previous towers effect wears off), making sure that two gaps in the bottom right remained for storm towers later.

That got me through all 43 levels =] Last level was a bit of a surprise =D A huge swarm of politicians with 5000 health suddenly appeared.

How are people getting scores over 100,000? I only managed an 8222.

Wow that took ages to type, it's hard to use this little touch keyboard.

The Flying Squirrel said...

Did the update make it easier? I just got 96k points and level 43 on the ten tower challenge in easy mode on my first try and before the update I barely completed easy mode =/

Michael said...

Hey I cannot beat the game with the update!

Anonymous said...

my tip: the magic towers are awesome. Also I'm in Sydney Australia so it shows how far this blog has reached

Anonymous said...

just put an earthquake towerin the middle top of the straightaway, upgrade as you can, by its 3rd upgrade with a few ice or water towers nearby its literally all you need.

Anonymous said...

I was able to reach upto level 43 today. Found level 43 to be quite wierd because what I saw shocked me as well as amuzed me. Level 43 consists of umpteen number of politicians trying to get across their way to heaven from hell. There is no way I could have completed level 43 inspite of the fact that I still had 300 gold. For record, I had 6 bombs (all upgraded to three stars), six arrow towers (all three stars), three majic (all three stars), three water (three stars), two ice (three stars). I should accept that I kept losing lives at level 3 (1 life), level 9 (three lives), level 17 (1 lives), level 34 (6 lives), level 39 (4 lives), level 42 (1 lives) and remaining lost in level 43.
My score was 5414 in easy mode.
My word of advice don't spend too many gold, go for interest with first four halos. The next halo go for magic and for the next one go for ice.
Keep accruing as many gold as you could, be as scrooge as you could with your gold. Never mind if you happen to loose one or two lives in a particular level. Just stick to making more gold. You can spend them later (when they reach 1000 or above) on upgrading magic to three stars.

All the best folks!

Anonymous said...

ive played this game loads and it annoyed me whenever i lost a life (like that single creature had defeated me!) but i just completed level 43 without losing any lives.

The trick is just to save as much gold as possible.
The more you have, the more interest you get..
By the end, I was getting around 3000 more gold each level.

then upgrade 6 or so magic towers to three stars (doing over 640damage a second in total) and some ice towers to slow them down by 90%. Sorted.

Anonymous said...

What's up guys. I beat the game on EASY. Just in case you want to know there are 43 levels. The last one consisting of what? Yes demon politicians. Did I spell that right?Well anyway I beat it not losing a life. I am not bragging the game is extremely hard. Medium is very hard and I can't beat it so good luck you guys :)

Anonymous said...

I've beaten this game on Easy and Medium and can get to level 20 on Hard before the daemons get me.

I found a web site that had a walk-through of the easy level and that helped me learn a lot.
The key is to put just enough defence out there to win the level but leave enough in the bank to earn interest. Some levels you can leave the same defence 3 times in a row and keep the cash. I use the 1st halo to get Ice and the next two to get higher interest, then magic, then interest. Put your towers in places where they can hit the creatures twice as they snake around. Ice towers are vital to slow the enemy down. Bomb towers hit more than one target at a time. Try to concentrate all of your towers to focus on a small section and use ice to make the creatures crawl through it.

Anonymous said...

I started a site for tips and tricks that's already growing really big. You can find it at http://www.tapdefense.info

Anonymous said...

omg, you all died at level 30 too?
i hate that lv, it gets so freakin hard ><

Anonymous said...

With Excell spreadsheet and focus on interest rate game becomes easy (finished medium with 126000points and over 300000$, and hard with 36,000 points and over 100000$). Example: with upgraded interest at 25% (in easy step 3, in hard only step 2) selling a fully upgraded bomb tower at the end of a turn and then rebuilding it makes you earn about 50$.

On top of it fully upgraded arrow towers are kind of free. You could even virtually cheat by constructing and selling them thousands of time to earn 1$ on each sale. So as soon as you have 107$ left you may construct one and sell it at the end of the turn.

I always start 1st turn with 2 bomb towers and then start adding arrow towers. Things get easy around turn 4 when you have anough spare money to build 2 fully upgraded arrow towers.

Once you are well established with enough $ start building/upgrading magic and Ice towers and finally storm towers. You can finish the hard level (43 levels) with about 10-15 towers (at least 4 fully upgraded storm/ice/magic) and more money than you will ever earn in real life...

Michael said...

I have compiled the data of all the tower stats and will soon have which towers are most cost effective, thus far the most cost effective tower is the Arrow tower with no upgrades, see more at www.openmymedia.com/blog/

Anonymous said...

Howdy all. So I've been the game on all levels of difficulty.

It seems the one thing no one is using is the earthquake tower. It makes the game sooo much easier. Use other people strategies until you get enough gold ($2500). You will also need to save 2 halos, spend the others however you want. the trick is not to buy the earthquake until you have enough money to fully upgrade it, which is where the $2500 comes in. Instead of just saving that much, you can also just sell some of your upgraded towers, except the ice ones because they are too valuable.

So now that you have enough money and two halos, place an earthquake in the center of the map. Then upgrade it fully. You do 2000 damage and it only takes 4 seconds to reload. So the next step is to get some ice towers (they don't even have to be upgraded) and freeze everyone in the range of the earthquake tower, which has a huge range fully upgraded.

Then just wait until you get a few guys within range and shake your ipod. The enemies should die instantly or be very close, depending on the level. Wait for another large group to get in range, then hit them again. You can beat any difficulty like this.

Do not buy anything after you have the earthquake unless you absolutely have to. You should be able to gain a ton of money then.

For the last level (43) it gets slightly more tough when each politician has 5000 health. To combat these guys, take a halo and put in 4 or so fully upgraded storm towers. It will cost a lot of your money, but then you can cut their lives by 25% instantly. Put the storm towers right at the beginning so they are injured a lot when they get to your earthquake.

I can guarantee you will get passed level 30 if you have an earthquake fully upgraded by then.

Anonymous said...

lightworker's spreadsheet is useless...it gets you to level 8, thats it...theres no way in hell you can survive with just two towers upgraded to 3rd level all the to the 10th level...

Anonymous said...

help me i dont have i phone but my boyfriend has one and i like this game a lot,,, some body can tell me if i can download this game on internet???? please i leave my e-mail
alejandrarocha@hotmail.com
this game is a drug for me help me please

easy game said...

This game is easy.
First get a cannon tower it the diagonally up from the first corner, then upgrade it to level 2.
Next, get an arrow tower level 1 anywhere else. This will complete the first few levels easily. witht the first 2 halos, upgrade interest. the next one magic, then ice. don't buy the storm. then just keep at least 400 gold at all times. keep buying towers and upgrading them. better to have one level 3, than 3 level 1s

Anonymous said...

SADLY I had to uninstall the game from my and my two sons iphones today.. All three phones had pay as you go sim cards in them and so every time we played the game it would for some reason access the edge network and charge us. As soon as we uninstalled the game it stopped. We all loved the game but do not have unlimited data. Is there a version that will run on a computer ?

Anonymous said...

first put only a few towers (arrows and bombs at first, then waters when you get to the cats). when you get 2 halos, get interest. buy more. get magic. save with your interest and get a few upgraded ones (preferably lvl 3)and get another interest. then choose between storm or ice (put ice sporadically, and storm near start.) and the rest is up to you. got to last lvl with this strategy, then the politicians(metal suits in older versions) killed me