Colony Defender Lite

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    Colony Defender Lite

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    Colony Defender Lite's review

    Published: 2012-11-20, by .

    Colony Defender is a defense game that tests your agility

    • Lot of levels, weapons and units
    • Original gameplay
    • Upgrading system
    • Social network sharing
    • Graphics

    "Fast-finger strategy"

    Most of defense games depends on strategy: where you place towers or what resources you upgrade first. Colony Defender is a little different. Waves of tanks and other armored cars will try to cross the field and reach you, the way you've chosen to defeat them is by bombing them. You just need to select the weapon and tap every enemy unit to blow them up.

    It seems easy, however, you'll quickly understand that there are some handicaps that make it more complex. First off, the fast-pace at which enemy's units drive towards you. Secondly, some armored cars require more than one tap to be smashed.

    That's not all. You'll get money for each unit defeated, so you can upgrades your armory which is needed to defeat stronger units in the following levels. Some levels are locked in this Lite version.

    The game is graphically simple, as we're used to in defense games. However, its gameplay and controls are mobile-native: actually, this game wouldn't such playable in a non-touchscreen device. Worthy.

    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Nov 20, 2012



    - Isometric shooter defence game - combination of action with strategy elements
    - 3 different planets - volcanic, desert and arctic (full version)
    - 48 challenging missions - test experimental weapons, protect buildings, destroy convoys, support allies and more (full version)
    - 22 technologies - weapons, satellites, towers, walls and other (full version)
    - 20 enemy types - explosive scouts, teleport tanks, stealth drones, armored cruisers and many more (full version)
    - 2 secret modes to unlock - hardcore and weaponry
    - 4 music themes and almost 40 sounds
    - Integrated with Openfeint and Facebook


    Colony Defender is an isometric shooter with strategy elements. The main challenge is to defend your mining colonies on various planets against enemy units.


    The gameplay includes three planets (volcanic, desert, arctic), each of them is divided into 16 missions (of total 48). You must defend your base against enemy units but often you will face other tasks.

    Secure area - here you have to destroy enemy units operating in specific area. In those missions you cannot build any defensive structures.
    Destroy convoy - here you have to destroy enemy convoy. You cannot build any defensive structures here either.
    Prevent air assault - here you have to defend against flying enemies only and you cannot build walls.
    Support ally - here you have to support your ally during attack and sometimes you can use his structures to defend colony.
    Survive - here you have to survive enemy attack without building walls and with partly destroyed base.
    Test weapon - here you can test prototypes of new weapons (such as tesla coil, magnetic device or gravity cannon). You cannot use standard weapons and satellites.
    Test tower - those missions always take place in your base where you can test new types of towers (such as nanorobotic, teleport or mind tower). You cannot build any defence structures.
    Protect building - depending of the mission you have to protect laboratory, mine or refinery against enemy units. You cannot build defensive structures but buildings are often protected by walls.


    Between missions you can be promoted to a higher ranks and get credits which allow you to unlock sixteen technologies like walls, towers, weapons and satellites and test six secret weapons. You have two economic technologies too.

    Walls - these technologies allow you to upgrade your walls. Each of them can absorb attack from specific ground units.
    Towers - each of them has various parameters such as range, rate of fire, damage or armor. Additionally, each of them has special skills.
    Weapons - Every weapon has its own abilities and weak points.
    Satellites - they can be activated during a battle and every satellite covers the whole battlefield. Their main purpose is not to destroy enemies, but support us during the battle.


    During missions you will have to handle with various types of enemies such as ground units - truck, scout and tank and flying units - drone, jet and cruiser. Additionally, you can divide those units by their abilities.

    Normal - those units do not have any special properties.
    Explosive - those units cause additional damage on the wider area, especially against your walls.
    Teleport - when attacked those units can teleport themselves into different place.
    Armored - those units are almost immune to most weapons.
    Stealth - invisible units which can be revealed only by few devices.

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    Users comments for Colony Defender Lite

    Eugene jubay

    by Eugene jubay

    Oct 15, 2015  |  "Awesome"


    Bob Rogers

    by Bob Rogers

    Jun 24, 2014  |  "Poor"

    OK .. I'm modifying my review. It took to long for these guys to respond but they do appear to be willing to make improvements in their game. I haven't been to impressed with the overall game but maybe it will get better. They have a lot of work to do though. I still think its a bit cheezy.

    Cullen Grant

    by Cullen Grant

    Mar 15, 2014  |  "Poor"

    Really sick of ads. Game play sucks, English is terrible. Just an excuse to pile ads up on your phone.

    Rhyan CM

    by Rhyan CM

    May 04, 2013  |  "Poor"

    belongs to nonsense category if there is. uther boring

    BenRock Blitz

    by BenRock Blitz

    Jan 11, 2013  |  "Awesome"