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Game Giveaway of the day — Royal Defense Ancient Menace

The enemy shall not pass!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 12 comments

Royal Defense Ancient Menace was available as a giveaway on November 16, 2019!

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Your mission is to protect the forest and your friends from invaders.

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Become a part of an exciting story based on the dwarven kingdom's eternal struggle against the Ancient Menace, who only wants to crush the dwarves and claim their territory!

To defeat the monstrous hordes, you must construct defensive towers and units and learn to wield powerful spells. All your towers and units have specific stats: Damage, Fire rate, Damage radius, Damage type, as well as various other features, such as enemy slowdown and Damage Over Time.

Each level also brings new units and structures to help you fight your enemies. You’ll never be lacking for new and exciting ways of decimating those ancient threats! Build towers, earn money, collect crystals and upgrade your spells – the enemy shall not pass!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 600 Mhz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 105 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/6514/royal-defense-ancient-menace/

File Size:

101 MB

Price:

$9.99

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Royal Defense: Ancient Menace
In Brief
Royal Defense: Ancient Menace is the third in the Royal Defense TD games and the second time this has been given away two years ago HERE (Oct 1st 2017) where it received a positive 81% out of 31 votes and 13 comments. This time the game has a darker environmental theme. It's similar to the previous two titles (Royal Defense and Royal Defense: Invisible Threat), though it does start a little harder at the beginning of the game because right from the outset you have multiple entry points on each level rather than a single route to content with. thee only warning you get which direction the enemy are coming from is a next wave indicator, which if you click on it right away awards a small amount of gold, the sooner, the more gold you get, but that gives you less time to prepare for the attack. So, you really need to carefully think about where you are going to place your first tower defenses to cope with the various routes the enemy can take.
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Introduction:
Become a part of an exciting story based on the Dwarven kingdom's eternal struggle against the Ancient Menace, who only wants to crush the dwarves and claim their territory! To defeat the monstrous hordes, you must construct defensive towers and units and learn to wield powerful spells. All your towers and units have specific stats: Damage, Fire rate, Damage radius, Damage type, as well as various other features, such as enemy slowdown and Damage Over Time. Each level also brings new units and structures to help you fight your enemies. You’ll never be lacking for new and exciting ways of decimating those ancient threats! Build towers, earn money, collect crystals and upgrade your spells – the enemy shall not pass!
Reference accessed HERE. 15th November 2019
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The Game:
Defend your lands from the monstrous invasion in the dynamic game Royal Defense: Ancient Menace! Due to the ability to choose the difficulty mode this game is suitable both for kids and adults. The game Royal Defense: Ancient Menace is a perfect time killer that will make you live through the dangerous yet exciting adventure. The hordes of monsters are invading your lands! Will you be smart and strong enough to protect your territory? Two wonderful campaigns are waiting for you: "The Molten lands" and "The Mystery valley". However you need to earn 40 stars to unlock the second campaign. Your aim is not to let the enemies cross the outpost. Build the towers at the sites and use spells to kill the invaders.
For those new to this type of game, the aim of a Tower Defense game is to stop waves of enemies from reaching your castle, fort, stronghold, etc. In order to stop these enemies you need to build towers to attack them. Players need to strategically place different types of towers in order to try and stop all or most of the enemies.
The time for the ultimate battle has come for dwarves in Royal Defense 3 Ancient Menace PC Game. In your key positions you are going to use even cannons - yes, gnomes now can build cannons and set them aside of the magic towers, putting deadly spells across the enemy hordes! Ancient Menace came from the deepest caverns under the gnome kingdom, and only desperate attempts to hold them back are continuing the existence of the Dwarven kingdom. Download full version of Royal Defense 3 Ancient Menace PC Game and destroy enemy waves one by one until no one will left to threaten Dwarven homes!
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The game it is all about strategy. Using the right weapons or mix of weapons. Upgrading the right weapons, placing them right, using the spells at the right time. Try, and try again but try something different. This game is such a breath of fresh air in contrast with those games that you simply get gold by clicking your fingers off or doing things in a certain order. And it was the right kind of difficulty - you can get 3 stars on each level it's doable, but probably not the first time you try.
Royal Defense: Ancient Menace has four basic types of towers all up-gradable in two stages. The game includes the typical arrow, cannon, mortar/splash, and the money tower. Though the majority of towers that you will probably build are going to be arrow and/or cannon towers becasue each level only has a limited number of positions you can place your towers, so trying to make to much gold for example isn't of much use if you cannot spend it on more towers. Personally I've always found a mixture of the two main destructive towers are the best formulae for success, the cannot weapons tend to have a longer range and are more destructive, but cost more to build and upgrade, so it's always best IMO at the start of a level to build the cheapest arrow towers so as to get the maximum number of towers built from the limited funds you have a the start, but also, arrow towers are effective against both ground and air targets so you are prepared right from the outset to cope with both types of enemies.
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I did notice in contrast to last weeks Royal Defense: Invisible Threat giveaway that there were more grouped hordes of enemies as opposed to a constant stream, which does mean the use of mortar/splash towers can be a lot more useful instead of arrow towers due to their greater destructive power over larger groupings of enemies. However those concentrated groupings made the magic spells/meteor shower weapon less effective because the magic spell/meteor shower which takes up to a minute to recharge only lasts for several seconds at the most and is partly wasted on these concentrated groups as opposed to a constant stream, where the effects of the spell/storm are more effective.
Royal Defense relies pretty heavily on its’ special currency, gems. The gems allow you to purchase more upgrades based on how well you do in a level, with gems being dropped during the level and at the end. Do watch out when purchasing tower upgrades while playing through a level because if you don't have enough gold you can use the gems instead of gold, but gems are better used to improve your towers through the shop purchased upgrades that are permanent rather than buying the temporary tower upgrades, especially as Royal Defense is a little stingy with the gems. It's easy to accidentally spend your gems on upgrading your towers and every level also has a placement that can only be unlocked by spending gems, but I found I could ignore that position most of the time..
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If you find the game difficult you can download a couple of trainers for Royal Defense: Ancient Menace HERE and HERE. The former link adds 1000 gold, 20 gems and makes the fort invulnerable, and requires win 7 or above to work. The latter link gives you access to either a 32 bit or 64 bit trainer that gives you the maximum amount of gold and gems plus an infinite number of lives. I haven't tested either trainer, so cannot vouch for them.
Unfortunately the original reference that I referred this to no longer exists. Edited and re-posted by Whiterabbit-uk 16th November 2019
Conclusion:
This is similar to the two previous Royal Defense games. The main thing that has changed is the darker environments. It's a playable game, but personally I've seen far too many of these top down Tower Defense games recently and am becoming a little jaded despite this genre being among my favorites. Still if you haven't played many of these, it is definitely a worthwhile game to download. The graphics are decent and the game play is okay, though for those of you who have played a lot of these top down tower defense games, the game play will be very familiar.
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Other Reviews and Videos of Royal Defense: Ancient Menace:
You can read other comments and other issues HERE and see a slide show of around 40 in game images HERE. Also, you can see several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
The latest free game over on Epic games is The Messenger a classic action platformer with the main protagonist being a ninja. The game soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. From the 21st November Bad . North: Jotunn Edition a rogue-like action strategy game with tower defense elements will be free for a week.. Also available to play free over the weekend is the Steam game Squad a large scale combined arms multiplayer first-person shooter emphasizing combat realism through communication, team play, and strong squad cohesion mechanics as well as larger-scale coordination, tactics, and planning. If you are into serious FPS games like ArmA 3, then this is well worth checking out. It's also 50% off until the 18th November. There are a few extra games added to the developers showcase over at Indie Gala HERE including Daedalic Entertainments very successful game Deponia. You can also find literally thousands of free games of most genres HERE (A freeware legacy left by Rudy Versele who passed away nine years ago), if you're not happy with today's game, I'm sure you'll find something of interest there. Finally check out the forum thread I've posted HERE regarding a share of the rewards for subscribing to the Humble Monthly bundle. Though Delenn has mentioned that the Monthly bundle will be changing format from December. Delenn also mentioned yesterday that Company of Heroes 2, one of the better World war 2 real time strategy games is available HERE for free until Monday afternoon. There is DLC available for this game adding various missions to the base game such as Victory at Stalingrad, Ardennes Assault and The British Forces; these are not included in the free version. I originally purchased the base game when it was first released at a cost of over £30.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#7

This looks like a fun game. However, I can't get the download to install. I keep getting an error box that says "Failed to launch the program." Does anyone have a suggestion?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mark,

Hello Mark, it's likely your security is blocking the installation due to the Themida wrapper. Some security software will block anything with Themida because it can be used to hide malware. There are three things that will solve the issue:

1) ... turn off your security temporarily, install then turn your security back on

2) ... white list the giveaway files with your security

3) ... reboot in safe mode with networking, install, then reboot as normal.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Whiterabbit-uk, Thank you. That did fix the problem. My computer crashed a few weeks ago and my white list must've gotten messed up in the recovery. I didn't even think about that.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Thanks. Fan of genre & didn't have this one. Good you mentioned free CoH 2. Worthwhile grab. Can be bit tricky at first but a wide screen helps find some of maneuvers the tutorials call for. Like troops can get 'buried' off main part of action. They'd seen to have added some indicator trail markers in tutorial that help.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

I downloaded this game last time it was given away, and I enjoyed it as far as I could play it. Unfortunately I was not able to complete the game. This was because the game kept crashing every time I tried to play level 19 in the Mystery Valley part of the game. There are three difficulty levels and level 19 crashed in each of the difficulty levels. I am not aware of a solution to this problem, so if anyone knows of a solution I would be pleased to hear it.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have just reinstalled the game, and I still get the same problem.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

emperor,

Thanks for the feedback Emperor. I've never played it past around level 10 previously. If I have time I'll try and motivate myself to play a few levels every so often and will post a comment over in the forums if I get the same issue. It was also reported by John S. and bezp201001 back in 2017 HERE (comment #10)
In fact I'll post one now, so that anyone who gets the same issue can report it in that thread, then I'll send it off to the developer.
You can access the thread over in the Game discussion forums HERE

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

Another Freebie...It's a download..Not Steam

Deponia Free at IndieGala...
https://freebies.indiegala.com/deponia/

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

The Royal Defense series is almost very fun ... and sometimes realy hard to win :D
You´ll have hours of fun with this Game, even the try to win each level with 0 (Zero) Damage make fun, but in the last levels ... see yourself and never give up, it IS possible to win ;-)
Big thanks to "weisser Hase" for this Giveaway ♥

Reply   |   Comment by André Uwe Dürner  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Hey Wabbit,

Another Steam Freebie...

Free DLC- Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam Until Nov 18th....So GET IT!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/203778/Expansion__Crusader_Kings_II_Sword_of_Islam/

You need the base game FIRST...Crusader Kings II is free-to-play.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/Crusader_Kings_II/

DEUS VULT!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

delenn13, Thanks for the heads up Delenn.

I already had the free dlc. They converted the base game to free to play last month. I reckon they have doe that to persuade those who install the free part to then go on to buy the dlc. In small doses they are reasonably cheap, but I think its still a rip off. (apart from the free stuff). I paid quite a lot for base game, nine of the expansions and three of the DLC's (not counting the always free ones Songs of Yuletide and South Indian Portraits 5 yr anniversary gift). I stopped buying them after a time as I thought they were ripping the community off with so many paid for DLC's. The total cost of all DLC's and expansions and collections comes to a staggering £220+ for a map based strategy game.

The main plus for this game is its moddable so you'll find lots of extra content for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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