Despite the fact that iBomber Defense Pacific is the hundredth-something
tower defense game that I've played on iOS, it manages to implement the basic
formula well and add just enough extra to make it recommendable, especially to
fans of the genre.
The 'Pacific' in the game's title comes from the game's setting ' The Pacific
Front in World War II. The game frames its levels along that war's
island-hopping battles, with you defending your military bases from attackers on
land, on water, and in the air. The game gives you a good selection of turrets,
all inspired by WWII era weaponry. Each tower has the standard
strengths/weaknesses versus various types of attackers and upgrade paths, but
iBomber Defense Pacific adds another tactical option in the ability for a tower
to 'dig-in'. Digging a tower in will increase its range and defensive strength,
but it will also reduce its cone of vision.
One interesting weapon in the game isn't your typical tower ' it gives you
the ability to drop bombs from the air by tapping on your target. These aren't
only useful for helping thin the ranks of the invaders, they also come into play
in some of the levels' secondary objectives which put you on the offensive in
attacking enemy supplies or bases. The bombs have a slow recharge rate, though,
so you'll need to use them judiciously.
The secondary objectives are optional, but you'll want to accomplish them
when you can because they will allow you to earn more victory points, which
figure into the game's leveling and perk systems. Unlocking and enabling perks
allows you to adjust some of the game's parameters such as an increase to your
I wouldn't recommend iBomber Defense Pacific as someone's first foray into
tower defense games because it quickly becomes quite challenging. If you're a
fan of the genre, though, you'll appreciate this extra challenge and enjoy the
game's overall quality.
Final Rating: 85%