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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Desktop Tower Defense

Desktop Tower DefenseDesktop Tower Defense is another tower defense game, but with more freedom. You can place your towers anywhere you like. Otherwise, it's more of the same. You get five choices for towers, each with their own strengths and limitations. Upgrade them (one fully upgraded tower is worth more than just about any amount of level one towers), then let the creeps come at them.

Basically, you have a gentleman's agreement with the creeps. They can't attack your towers, but you can't completely block their passage through.

I have to say, finding a good arrangement for my towers was a challenge. At first, I tried to build up the pellet guns as far as possible, figuring that was a cheap way to go. But the pellet guns, despite their phenomenal range once upgraded, were just too slow, even when I built up a maze that had the creeps on screen for a long time. Eventually, the maze would get overwhelmed with too many creeps on screen. So, a flyer would come on, while I was still trying to get rid of the creeps on the ground. And I would lose on level 47 or 48 (there are 49).

Instead, I came up with this '2' maze, with the squirt towers built up as much as possible in the middle. By getting the creeps to circle around the center, I'm able to keep up the maximum amount of firepower on them for just long enough. Desktop Tower Defense MapI still have trouble with the last flying group, though. I win on 'normal', but about a dozen creeps do manage to get through. It's frustrating to say the least to see the flying boss (level 42), in particular, to fly right by.

Feel free to let me know about your best strategy for defeating the creeps.

Play Desktop Tower Defense at handdrawngames.

Other Tower Defense games:
Flash Element Tower Defense - TD
Tower Defence

Update: I was able to kill all on normal level using a circle defense: See the map That's a swarm tower surrounded by squirt towers. Frost towers line the circle to slow them down. Score 6352.


  1. I can't believe noone has commented on this post yet! the game is awesome, and so is your solution, thanks!

  2. Lucas, I'm glad you liked it. I had a hard time coming up with that solution, since I kept trying the pellet strategy.

  3. aray!5:35 AM

    a square maze also works really well with dart and squirt towers in the middle area

  4. Anonymous10:02 AM

    for me the best tactic to build the towers is this:

  5. Don't you have trouble with the flyers going north to south?

  6. Awesome map, Thanks. I managed to not let a single creep by with your map. I only upgraded the one SW once, somehow my squirt cannon's got the fly bosses.

  7. Anonymous3:58 PM

    I made it to level 64 on challenge mode. And I only use 2/3 of the area, with the heavy stuff in the middle, usually two or three airtowers, the rest squirts and a few of those who slow them down.