Super Sanctum TD
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Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled Tower Defense game that focuses on strategy, customization and replayability. Build advanced mazes and construct powerful towers to prevent alien hordes from reaching the Core! When the aliens swarm your maze and everything seems lost, use active abilities like Air Strike and Freeze to tilt the battlefield to your advantage!
Strategy and skill are leading principles of Super Sanctum TD. Carefully choose your loadout of towers and active abilities before each level to make sure you can handle everything that will be thrown at you. Each battle is rewarded depending on your performance, and you can use these rewards to gain access to Perks that let you tweak and specialize your strategies even more!
Carefully plan your maze to master the game on all difficulties.
Towers like Gatling, Flamer and the Automatic Crowd Pummeler, all with their own individual strengths.
Intercept enemies from reaching the Cores with active abilities like Smart Bomb and Gravity Shift!
Vast perk system that lets you specialize specific towers, abilities, and more!
Prove yourself as the ultimate Core defender by defeating the game on all difficulties and game modes.
Square up against the best for a spot on the leaderboard by putting your deadliest strategies to the test in Survival Mode!
It is actually not bad... Not bad at allmartinni | April 14, 2014 | See all martinni's reviews »
I'll be very honest with you, I didn't have any kind of good expectations when i went and played it. I like tower defense, and that was the thing; but I was always a little dubious about this title, don't know why. In truth it kinda surprised me. It is a good game. Doesn't have exactly high end graphs or anything, but it's a job well done! And what you pay is what you get, I mean, what you see in the images and videos, what they say it has, it does have. It's just a matter of wether you like what you see. If you do think about it, if you don't go for another game; there are much better games in the genre.
Competent TD, but...Jamfrost | April 1, 2014 | See all Jamfrost's reviews »
It appears to suffer balance issues until you unlock near everything, but more about that later.
The graphical presentation is good and serves the game well. It has an older feel to it while still being crisp and functional and not a pixelated mess. You'll probably enjoy looking at it, but at the very least, the style will not interfere with your gaming strategies.
There are a variety of skills available for you to bring into the maps (levels). You unlock more skill slots by leveling up, up to a maximum of four. There are some cool powers like the Thunderbolt or Freeze. Some of the others didn't really do it for my play style.
There are a variety of towers available, up to a maximum of four (not unusual if you've played the Sanctum series at all before). You can also set tower priorities individually. You can make a tower hit the target with the most hp or the least hp (for example) to further maximize its effectiveness depending on where you placed it.
My biggest problem with this game (and the other two in the series) is that the towers and skills are locked behind levels. This results in a need to grind to attain all skills and towers in order to fully realize your strategy for each map. I find this aspect of the game to be annoying and a bit of drag when all I want to do is perfect my layout and explode aliens.
Defense Grid, another TD game, may not have a progression system, but provides a more polished and balanced experience in return because you're given all the tools allowed for each stage. Each map also has numerous modes for high replay value.
Though Super Sanctum TD has problems with its unlock pacing, it still provides a good experience for the price, doubly so if it's on sale.
Fun Basic TD GameJokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
Super Sanctum TD looks like it was made 20 years ago in someone's basement. Sound effects, UI & graphics are basic, but behind the mediocre facade it is a challenging & balanced tower defense game. Strategy is important along with your selection of towers & skills.
I would have liked to see some better high resolution support though; but it runs & looks ok in fullscreen windowed mode. There are probably around 10hrs of gameplay to complete everything & an infinite wave survival mode to add some replay value
All in all, this is a surprisingly fun & addictive casual TD game.
From FPS TD to the Traditional TDAkiMatti | March 22, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
Sanctum is mostly known for its FPS take on the TD genre. Ironically, this traditional TD version of the Sanctum world comes last.
Compared to other TD games, SSTD manages to hold its own. There are plenty of different tower types, enemy types and possibilities to upgrade the towers. You can make labyrinths for the enemies to get the most out of your towers and basically all the tropes of the genre are represented here.
The graphics are fairly good, if somewhat retro. Music sets the mood nicely, but the sounds are otherwise just good enough without leaving any lasting impression.
Everything works like it should in a TD game, and the UI is well done to make playing easier to access. If you have some time to kill, SSTD can do the job.
Nice little TD gamelachking | March 20, 2014 | See all lachking's reviews »
I must admit, I wasn't expecting much from a mere $4 game but Super Sanctum TD definitely has me hooked. The game is a basic tower defense game where you build different kinds of turrets and mazes to prevent enemies getting to the end. The gameplay is very addictive with many different enemies and abilities at your disposal and there are many different ways to play because you can only have a select few abilities/towers in hand at a time. Some towers/ abilities are more useful than others and you may need to play a level multiple times to figure out the best combination of resources at your disposal. The game’s graphical style and audio isn't great but pure, addictive gameplay is what matters and Super Sanctum TD definitely has that.