North Kingdom is a new game developed and published by Antar Games. It is a tower defense game that takes you on an epic adventure. You can best describe this app game as a simple yet surprisingly challenging tower defense that will surely put your skills to a test. Like any tower defense game, your main objective for the North Kingdom is to keep your kingdom safe from invaders. You must prevent the enemies from breaking through your defenses. To do so, you must build towers around your castle and eliminate all enemies as quickly as possible. If you are up for a challenge, feel free to explore North Kingdom – Siege Castle and see how far you can go.

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The mechanics for the game are generally simple and easily manageable, but just like any tower defense game, North Kingdom requires players to come up with the most effective strategy to maximize their chances of winning. Unlike the traditional tower defense, the enemies do not have a predetermined path. As soon as the game starts, it prompts you to an open field. Located at the center of the field is your castle that you must protect at all costs. Inflicting too much damage will destroy the castle and it will end the game immediately. This will give you no other option but to start at the same level until you manage to make it through.

To save the castle from destruction, you must place defensive towers around it. Towers can be placed anywhere in the given zone. Since there is no pre-determined path, waves of enemies will approach the town hall from a random location. To make it even more challenging, enemies with long-ranged weapons will appear even at early levels, putting your castle in great danger. It is important to visualize your situation carefully and know which one to prioritize. Will you focus on adding more towers or you will rather upgrade them first?


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Upgrade System

North Kingdom – Siege Castle also comes with a unique upgrade system. Normally for a tower defense game like Bloons and Kingdom Rush, players can upgrade towers as soon as they earned enough money by killing enemies. For the North Kingdom, you can only upgrade towers according to the level of your town hall. It means that you can only upgrade towers to Level 3 if the Town Hall is already upgraded to the third level, making the game a lot trickier. Upon reaching Level 5, the rate of difficulty will drastically increase. It is also important to note that the Town Hall’s health will not regenerate after clearing each wave. Therefore, you must be able to survive all the waves to clear the level.

Another notable challenges in the game are the resources.  In order to build a tower, you don’t just need money or gold but you also need enough resources like wood and stone. What makes it even more challenging is that these resources cannot be obtained manually. You cannot dispatch troops to collect wood or stones. These items only regenerate automatically at a certain time interval. You can get additional resources by destroying a tower though. This means that even though you have a great number of gold coins, you can’t upgrade towers instantly.


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Towers and Skill Tree

The game also has a few towers to offer. Archers are among the first defensive towers you can build. This is followed by wizards and bombers. Each also comes with different attributes. For instance, wizards can inflict great damage but their towers are notably weak and easy to be destroyed. Bombers, on the other hand, are durable but the fire rate is notably slow. When upgrading the tower, it will only increase their quantity. A level 2 archer tower, for instance, has two active archers on it. What has not been clearly explained in the game is the Improvement Tree. As the players clear levels, they will also earn skill points. These skill points can be accessed via the Improvement Tree page from the Main Menu. Here, you can distribute the skill points to different towers.

Upgrading the towers via Skill tree will provide them with additional abilities, making them more efficient in battle. If you managed to clear the first Seven levels of the Campaign mode, you will be able to unlock the Survival mode, offering a more challenging and thrilling tower defense adventure.

Appearance-wise, North Kingdom is an absolute visual delight. Instead of the classic 2D interface, the game takes you to a well-polished 3D map. The atmosphere per level is also changing dynamically, giving players a satisfying Tower Defense experience. To top it all off, the game is accompanied by a well-fitting piece of music and audio effects to set the mood right.

The game is currently in its Early Access mode and there will be more improvement along the way. Despite being new, this game certainly has great potential. If you think you can master this game, feel free to explore North Kingdom – Siege Castle and see how far you can go.


Download North Kingdom – Siege Castle: Android