Kingdom Rush Cheats And Tips
Our beginner's guide will help you batter those enemies on the battlefield.
Yesterday we reviewed Ironhide Game Studio's marvellous tower-defense title Kingdom Rush, newly released for the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod Touch. It's a brilliant game that's had us glued to the screen ever since we got our hands on it, and so we've put some tips together for anyone taking their first steps onto the battlefield.
Rallying the Troops
Don't forget that those soldiers manning the barracks aren't just static defenders who can only wait until the enemy gets close before getting stuck in with their meaty weapons and armor. Each tower has a radius, and if you tap on it a blue circle will show the range that troops can be placed within.
The quicker you can bring them into action, the quicker you can start doing damage and so be sure to bring them into battle as soon as possible. This is particularly useful whenever enemies are rounding a corner, or a hefty brute is making its way towards you.
Calling in Reinforcements
While we fully support calling in that lovely meteor strike whenever and wherever there happens to be a nice cluster of enemies standing foolishly together, play it a little smarter with the soldier reinforcements that you can call in every ten seconds. Don't forget to call them in at every opportunity either!
They only have a very small amount of health so there's no point throwing them in at the deep end, where the enemies have just spawned, and where they have no supporting firepower. They're most useful when used to hold back a few enemies just within range of your archery and mage towers. They'll only buy you a few extra seconds of respite, but that might just be enough to make the difference between victory and defeat.
The same applies to your barracks, which should always be placed such that the soldiers who spawn there receive the maximum ranged support while they do battle with the enemy.
We recommend upgrading your ranged attacks as soon as possible, and if you can find the points to bring your meteor strike up by two ranks, you'll have a raining assault that not only does more damage, but also damages enemies over time. Very useful.
Be sure to line up that meteor strike just in front of the marching invaders too, so you can maximize the number of enemies struck by the flaming rain as it falls.
Build a better barracks
As a general rule, it's better to have the whole route successfully covered than make the rather expensive upgrades to your towers. This is particularly important whenever the enemies take a branching path through a level. No one tower, however well upgraded, can tackle everything at once, and you might end up leaving the enemy free to stroll to victory.