Square Enix has just released a new version of their popular Crystal Defenders title for the Android platform which they now call Crystal Defenders Lite. The game is similar in aspect and gameplay as the original version with the difference in that it now uses a pay-per-stage model. This will make it more budget friendly to those who can’t shell out the initial $6.99 that the original game costs.
Crystal Defenders Lite can now be downloaded for free over at Google Play. You will need a device running on at least Android 2.0 and a storage space of 2 1 MB.
While the game may be free it is only the first 20 waves of the training stage that you can enjoy playing. If you find the game interesting then you can pay to get additional levels. There are three stages initially available namely W1, W2 and W3 which you can purchase for $1.99 each or all three for $4.99. The stated price is just a sale price though and once the sale ends each level will cost $2.99 or $7.99 for all three at once.
Crystal Defenders Lite is a tower defense game that lets you use the characters from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 to defend against waves of enemies. The maps are quite huge which will force you to come up with a strategy to come up with an effective defense so your crystals won’t be stolen.
You will initially have a limited choice of characters to choose from which are the soldier, black mage, archer, white monk, thief, and time mage. Each of the characters has their own strengths and weaknesses. The time mage for example may have a weak attack but then they are good at slowing down the enemy. Archers are good at long range attack while soldiers are good at brute strength close quarter combat. Combining these units to form an effective defensive unit is your task.
Every enemy that you kill will earn you gold which you can then use to level up your characters. You will soon discover that in this game it isn’t the quantity of defenders that counts but their quality so it is best to level them up.
The graphics of the game is quite beautiful while the controls are easy since all you have to do is tap on the screen.
If you are into tower defense games then this is one of the better titles currently available for the Android platform which is highly recommended.