Android App Video Review: Cartoon Wars

Feb 9, 2012

Cartoon Wars is the latest iOS port from Gamevil. It’s a fairly simple yet sometimes brutally challenging castle defense game with a cool cartoon art style. It’s not really the best castle defense title out there, but the appealing aesthetics and the fact that it’s free have made it an extremely popular download. There’s no harm in checking it out, despite it not being paricularly strong.

So you’ve got this castle, see? And your job is to keep the troops from the castle across the field from murdering your castle by murdering theirs first. There’s apparently some kind of backstory, where the colorful and evil looking cartoons had enslaved the black and white stick figure race of cartoons, and eventually the stick figures revolted. I wasn’t expecting moral lessons on prejudice and equality from this game, but there it is!

So anyway, as you sit there and do nothing, you’ll slowly build up mana, which is used to train and send out your troops. You can upgrade your mana generating statue to increase the maximum amount and generate it faster. You also gain some mana from each enemy soldier that you destroy. Should you find yourself with no mana or troops, you also have a rapid fire crossbow on the top of your castle with unlimited ammo. It won’t get the job done, but you can aim it and use it to tilt the battle in your favor.

After each battle, you’ll be rewarded with lots of gold and some forging stones, which I’ll just call rubies. Gold is used to upgrade your troops statistics, but the rubies are used to unlock new kinds of troops, as well as “″ app_id=”350906” target=”_blank”>Download the free Appolicious Android app

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Andrew Koziara

Andrew Koziara is a lifelong gamer and metal head. When he isn’t playing or reviewing games, he’s making them at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. Check out his Twitter page here.

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