Love Star Wars? Got an iPhone or iPod touch and are a fan of Tower Defence games? Good, because the mother of all Star Wars battles is coming to Apple’s iPhone OS.
Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth, as the name suggests, takes you into the thick of the action from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. In development by FluffyLogic, the Bristol, UK-based games studio responsible for the critically acclaimed PSN TD game Savage Moon, The Battle for Hoth looks to combine the best elements of the Star Wars franchise including the iconic AT-ATs with the classic TD formula. For those unfamiliar with the concept of TD games, the aim of the game is simply to stop the flow of enemy units from reaching the other side of the map, or in this case from destroying the shield generators. Devilishly simple in principle, yet extremely engaging and addictive to play.
Fans of TD games will find a lot to love with 17 different units to build, each with several possible upgrades and user selectable firing orders that allow you to target a specific subset of encroaching enemy units. As commander you can also dig trenches either to funnel enemy troops into a kill zone or to give your infantry more protection.
The Battle for Hoth packs in 15 levels set around the expanded environment of the ice planet Hoth with two game modes, Classic and Fortress. On your first run through each level you’re limited to Classic mode in which you can collect extra Command Points by destroying enemy units to spend on new units to reinforce your defences. Once a level has been beaten, Fortress mode can be employed for subsequent plays, where you essentially have a fixed number of Command Points and therefore units at your disposal.
Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth is shaping up nicely and if it plays anything like Savage Moon, then it’ll be a must buy for TD fans and Star Wars fans alike. Check out the gallery below for some more screenshots and a full unit list.