Platform: Wii U eShop
Release Date: July 3rd, 2014
Regions: North America
Genre: Tower Defense
What is it?
ZaciSa’s Last Stand is a simple, yet challenging, 2D tower defense game set in space. The main concept is that you have to defend your base from an onslaught of enemy ships that seek to destroy you and your way of life. To do this, you will deploy different Bot weapons, such as a Sentry or Bomber to destroy them before they get to your base. The game will start out easy enough — at least in theory — with only something small, like twenty weak enemies. Every level you survive will result in more enemies with increasing strength. You gain points and money for every ship you destroy, as well as a nice bonus at the end of each round. You use this money to not only build more Bots, but also different kind of upgrades. Can you survive the slaughter?
The game will launch with eight different maps. The maps are as follows: Space Station 001, Asteroid Mining Station 6, Hyperspace, Moonbase, Nebula Ka’tlTa, Cir’ce Station, Twin Souls and Asteroid Mining Station 2. You can see a preview of each of these maps in the reveal trailer below. These were designed to change up the game flow to allow for different strategies to be tried out. Though the game will launch with eight maps, I plan to continue supporting the game by adding in brand-new fun and challenging maps for free with post-release patches.
This game will have multiple features when it launches. This includes a default Hard mode, as well as an Easy mode for those that want to try out the game without it being as challenging. Also comes with an Endurance Mode that features a never ending supply of enemies that become harder and harder the more you defeat. The game will feature local leaderboard rankings for each map and mode. This allows you to see how well you are doing against the world and all your friends. Online Leaderboards will be included in a patch soon after launch. The game also features a small local co-op support for the mobile drone bots. Up to four different people can use a Wii Remote Controllers to control and move any on-screen drone in plane. This allows for your friends and family to get into the action and help you out while adding a new level of strategy to the game.
Resources from The Store
Sentry: Simple bot weapon that fires at a standard speed, range and power at incoming enemies in any direction within it’s range. Like all resources, this can be upgraded. Upgrades include, but not limited to: power, number shot at, range, etc.
Bomber: Powerful bombing bot that has a great outside range and can easily strike down incoming enemies. However it’s slow to fire compared to the Sentry as well as has a blind spot near it’s location where it can’t fire inside of it. Use it wisely.
Cloud: A large range attack vessel that fires very quickly but has little power. Not best to use as your main defense, but helpful in wearing down any and all enemies within it’s large range.
Drone: Unlike the sentry and other bots, this isn’t stationary. This is a mobile bot that travels very fast around the outskirts of the map looking for enemies to take down. It also features a powerful attack at a good speed as well. Expensive, but well worth it.
Helper: Purely defense type, cannot hurt the enemy. But can help slow them down and freeze them in place for a little bit. A good companion bot to help and assist other bots.
Shield: Will add or increase the shield of your base to ensure you last longer. Very helpful to survive another level, but it’s price goes up every time you use it.
Game will also feature some “specials” that offer up different things when acquired and used. The four specials include:
- Money: Will increase the multiplier for the money earned for the current level. This can be stacked, meaning you can easily have a 3x or 5x multiplier if you saved up your Money Specials.
- Score: Similar to the Money Special, this is a score multiplier to help increase your score. Useful to get higher rankings.
- Atomic: Will destroy all current enemies left on this level. You will instintly earn any score and money to be earned as well as advance to next level.
- Health: Will increase your health by up to 50%.