Game: Crystallight Defense
Publisher: Smartpix Games
Price: Demo available, full version $2.99
Crystallight is a game of “tower defence” genre with extensive online rating system and hours of exciting gameplay. (taken from the Crystallight Defense website)
While searching for another defense game in the Android Market that I’d been told about, I came across Crystallight Defense. It looked pretty good (I liked the graphics, honestly) so I opted to download it. After installing, I went through the tutorial and had a rather difficult time grasping the game. I started playing through individual battles, and to be quite honest, I struggled. It took me a couple days to beat the first battle (I left it on the default 40 waves). After beating it once, I started through the story mode, and found it rather easy. I’ve been hooked on the gameplay, and found myself enjoying it for hours when I have better things to do, like sleep.
Multiple levels of play in demo, and 40 levels in the paid version
Online rating system
Tutorial leaves a bit to be desired
Game should have an “Additional Help” option that opens the website up in a browser
Graphics Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Gameplay Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Tutorial Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 3.17 out of 5 stars
What started as a time killer to “play one before bed” turned into a bit of an addiction. So much so that now, when I’ve found myself at a level that I’m unable to beat, I find myself frustrated and playing three or four times before giving in for the night. It’s quickly become my favorite game to play on my phone, and the only game I’ve been addicted to more than this one was StarCraft.