The release of my own gaming blog has been delayed for a few months and I decided to post some great games in the meantime here at Ghacks to keep you all entertained. There is actually one flash game called Protector that I'm playing for some time now. It's one of those Tower Defense type games but with some basic RPG elements and more strategy involved.
The basic principle of the game remained the same. You have to stop enemy creeps who enter a level from one or multiple locations to reach the exit of that level. You begin each level with a certain amount of life and every creep that makes it reduces that life by one.
The player can build five basic characters and four advanced ones that have to be researched before they can be placed. The five basic characters have each strengths and weaknesses and only a combination will ensure victory on most levels.
Each character that is placed on the board gains experience by attacking and defeating enemy creeps. If he reaches a certain amount of experience he can be upgraded which always gives the player the choice to upgrade the special attack of that character or give him more general attack power.
Special attack powers can be poisonous attacks or critical for instance. Monsters do always have one strength (like poison for instance) and one weakness (fire for instance) and characters with those attacks do more or less damage because of these. There are other abilities that players have to watch out for. Some monsters have immunities, some regenerate, some absorb damage.
Beating a level for the first time gives the player a skill point which he can use to buy advancements. This can be the aforementioned advanced characters or other abilities or extras that make live just a little bit easier on the battlefield.
The choice of level is upon the player. He can't choose all of them at the beginning but there are always some to choose from which is great. Levels are divided into easy, medium and hard and each have different stages. There are some fun maps as well, for instance the marathon map with forty stages.
The easy and medium levels are fairly easy to beat most of the time but the hard levels require solid planing and lots of testing. The good thing is that you can try the level as often as you like without loosing anything.
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