Innovation is typically thin on the ground in tower defense games. Under the hood, very little changes: you%26rsquo;re still protecting your base - typically in a top-down perspective - by placing turrets and obstacles in the path of oncoming enemies.
Well, Comet Crash innovates. You still do all of the above, but you do it while controlling a spaceship. It%26rsquo;s more exciting than simply guiding a cursor, and it comes with an additional function: you can grab roaming asteroids with your gravity beam. Bring these within shooting distance of turrets and they%26rsquo;ll break it apart, revealing precious Thorium, which you use to build structures. The other novelty is the ability to construct your own attacking units and direct them to the enemy%26rsquo;s base. Indeed, that%26rsquo;s how you clear the game%26rsquo;s stages.
These are strategy elements dropped recklessly into a tower defense game, but they gel superbly: the controls are intuitive and the action fast, making this a satisfying PSN title.
Oct 29, 2009