Freemium titles are still controversial because of how they bring in an income and I personally have a love-hate relationship with them. Most of the time Freemium titles rehash an old idea and nickel and dime you. Then there’s Freemium games like Royal Revolt! that has me wishing that more games were free…did I just say that?
Royal Revolt! brings a free Tower-Defense game over to the iOS but it does the opposite of most TD games. This time around you are the attacking force and you must summon your troops to fend off the opposing enemy and destroy their watch towers and break down the castle walls. Best of all is that you’re not the baddie, you’re fighting to take back what is yours, your kingdom.
The levels can all be played in a matter of minutes and the further you progress, the more advanced the game becomes. On the offensive side of things you’ll be able to upgrade special attacks, upgrade your troops, as well as unlock new fighting classes such as mages. On the defensive side, a handful of different enemy classes are also introduced and it becomes ever so more challenging when new traps come into play. As far as TD games goes, Royal Revolt! remains entertaining where others have failed. Oh, and shockingly again I want to point out that it is free…and you can actually have fun without the need to ever spend a buck if you don’t want to.
The Bottom Line: 9/10 (Super!)
Royal Revolt! brings an innovative tower-defense Freemium game to the iOS that keeps you engaged through many, many gaming sessions without bleeding your pocket-book dry.