Keeper of the Grove
Who doesn’t love a good Tower Defence game, huh? Of all the mind-numbing fun that flash games have to offer, TD games take the cake. And if you know someone who isn’t into them, just bring them to this page and let them loose. If Keeper Of The Grove doesn’t make them fall in love with TD, nothing will. For all the fast-paced, action-packed, colourful and cute fun this game has to offer, it deserves a TD game honour of some sort.
The objective of Keeper Of The Grove, as in any other Tower Defence game, is to protect, in this case, a grove of jewels. There are 12 types of enemies that’ll try and rob you of your prized treasure, each with its own set of skills, unlocking as the game progresses. Mind you, some of them are extremely difficult to destroy.
To counter these bad guys, you are armed with 3 types of defenders; a basic attacker (Sprout), a speed reducer (Aqua Tower), and a slow but damaging bomber (Stone). Each of these defenders has their own specialities, and using them smartly is quite easy at first, but gets much harder as you progress. You can, of course, upgrade these defenders in-game to increase their speed, damage, and range. As you progress through the levels, you unlock off-shoots of your defenders that each has a unique and very effective skill. However, to use these in the game, you must first train them in-game each time you start a new level, making them not-so-easy (and slightly expensive) to get. You earn money each time you kill an enemy, but if you don’t mouse over the cash, it’ll eventually just disappear. Remember to collect it before that happens, although it can sometimes get very annoying during the peak of the action.
The game is immensely challenging after the first few levels. You might find it ridiculously easy in the beginning, but you won’t after the 4th or 5th level. Sometimes, you’ll find yourself helpless and longing for a magic spell to kill the monsters. And Keeper Of The Grove even provides you with one. Well, six, actually. But they’re few and far between. Remember to use these spells carefully and at the right moment, and you can inflict some serious damage to all the enemies present on your screen. You can even upgrade your overall skills by earning gold at the end of each level, depending on your performance. There are also awards to be earned and a bonus level if you get them all.
The artwork in the game is exquisite, detailed, and wonderfully coloured. The characters all have personality, and the attention to detail stands out immediately. The soundtrack is catchy as well, and does well for an animated game like this. All in all, Keeper Of The Grove is a super-fun TD game that’ll make anyone a TD fan, and provide hours of fun while at it. So what are you waiting for? Pack up all the other stuff you were doing and settle in for an awesome day of defending!Keeper of the Grove,