Tower defense games have been around for a really really long time. Yet, sometimes a new one pops up that manages to surprise us. This is also the case with Full Screen Games’ new game Bugvasion TD. Do you have what it takes to stop the invasion of the alien-possessed bugs by making a good defense strategy? Well, let’s check it out.
We played Bugvasion TD for 4 hours on PC.
What we liked!
- Level design | One of the first things that really stands out from the first second that you start playing Bugvasion TD, is the design of the different levels. It looks absolutely amazing. They really thought about every room of the house and all the fun details that come along with it. Bugvasion TD really makes you want to play and go for the next level just to see what it looks like. The animated style that the graphics are designed in fits the theme and offers a really lovely first impression.
- Story | I already mentioned it a bit in the intro, but alien-possessed bugs are trying to invade your house, and it is up to you to stop this invasion. There are a total of 20 levels that need to be completed, and along with every new level reached, the story progresses a little further and you learn new things in order to stop the invasion. You get your direct orders to stop the invasion from a sergeant that randomly pops-up on your television and without any hesitation you just have to follow his lead into battle.
- Upgrades | Bugvasion TD offers one feature that I really enjoyed. They give you the opportunity to upgrade your defenses. After every completed level you will get some credits which you can spend in different skill-trees in order to have a stronger defense mechanism.
- Defenses | There are a lot of different types of defensive units that you can use. There is a rocket launcher to shoot the flies out of the air, anti-bug sprays, and a lot more of the static defenses. But this isn’t enough to stop the bugs. You also will have to use your abilities to do some extra damage. Like, squish them with a shoe, tase them with a taser. There is even an option to slow down the time for a little while so you can do some extra damage.
- Repetitive | With only 20 levels and constantly doing the same thing, Bugvasion TD can become really repetitive. You are basically doing the same thing over and over again. Okay, you can’t just simply build the best towers and wait for the level to finish, you will have to time your abilities correctly because the alien-bugs are getting stronger by the level. But as with most tower defense games, there isn’t a great variety.
- Short | Bugvasion TD can feel really short. With only 20 levels there isn’t much time needed to complete it. Luckily the developers added 3 difficulty levels to provide an extra challenge when you start at the lowest difficulty level. But then of course, you already know how the story develops, and the fun of the game has gone already.
What we disliked
- Nothing | There is nothing that I disliked about Bugvasion TD.
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