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Godzilla: Defense Force

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Godzilla:  Defense Force

“Godzilla Defense Force” is a stand-alone, base management game with TOHO’s official IP! Defend famous cities from around the globe against gigantic beasts! Monsters from across the Godzilla series are on the move, and it’s up to you to recruit these powerful beasts to save the world!

This game features Godzillas and other monsters from 29 different movies, from the original film in 1954 to the present day! Join forces with various allies, like MechaGodzilla and Kaiju! Defeated monsters can be collected as “Monster Cards,” which can then be used as “Skills” or “Buffs” in various stages. Defeat and collect Monster Cards to unlock the “Codex,” which contains detailed descriptions of all the monsters alongside images from their respective movies!

Godzilla: Defense Force Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/godzilla-defense-force/id1445535620?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nexon.godzilla&hl=en_US

Company: Nexon Company

Genre: Games, Strategy, Idle Games

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases

Hey Casual Gamers!  Long live the king of Monsters, Godzilla!  Some of the best moments of my childhood was watching Godzilla beat down some of the fieriest looking monsters!

Godzilla: Defense Force offers a digital compilation of all the Kaiju seen over the half century of destruction.  Is it worth your casual time?  Head for shelter and let this monsters take over this casual review!



Gameplay

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Man the defenses! There’s an endless wave of monsters inbound!

The action is immediate as NPCs give details on how bad the current situation is.  The tutorial is pretty straightforward and once it’s over it’s time to go to work!

While this isn’t your typical Idle Game GDF has some very similar mechanics like upgrading bases and time travel to reset all the soft stats back to zero.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed quickly by what to do and managing resources, but it’s not too much to not play.

as your level increases, so does the responsibilities.  After certain level and money requirements are made, you can try your hand at the defenses of other cities worldwide!

Don’t forget to rescue civilians caught in the madness!

Graphics

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These boss fights come at every 10 levels, and remain as gruesome and true to their appearance on the show!

Thankfully, the opening graphic art matches the gameplay art!  There’s a great deal of detail despite the static background of every city.

Most of the artwork is destroying Kaiju (woot!) as their guts and remains pop over the city.  The boss fights come with the epic warning sign.  Be ready for a fight as these boss Kaiju are not the easiest at higher levels.  They also have the abilities to destroy bases which halt unit production until repaired.

Then of course, there’s the King of Monsters.  Godzilla will come to challenge the base after a few successful boss fights, so be prepared!

Music

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Achievements give x-nium crystals! Always remember to collect!

While the sounds of destruction and roaring are great, the music is not.  I guess it’s more choice than anything, but it’s depressing that there isn’t a change up in music when you move to different zones.

It’s an issue that can be fixed by just turning off the sound and pump in some music on a playlist.

Seriously, until you get the Godzilla warning, you aren’t missing much with the volume off.

Controls

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Cards can be used to power up productions, attacks, or to even hurl a monster sized boulder at the boss Kaiju!

Hope you’re click happy, because that’s about 80% of the game.  Thankfully, after a while, there’s an auto-click function that can be used after taking a commercial to the face, or spending 300 x-nium (what a rip!)

Card management is also a something to consider in GDF.  There’s only a three slots and there’s energy needed for each card.  With only 5 energy to use starting off, the card actions serve as a precious commodity used in dire situations.



The Power of in-app Purchases

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I really wish there was a way to disable the ads!

While I’m enjoying my time fighting Godzilla, I’m not sure if I’m all in about making a purchase yet.  For starters, this game is littered with ad traps.  There’s no ads that interrupt gameplay, but there’s one peeking around the corner to double rewards.

And then there’s the type of purchases to make.  While most items are purchases with x-nium and mooncore crystals (every civilian saved get sent to the moon to mine mooncores) the card deals make me wonder.

Is this more card game than Idle?  I suppose that’s where the strategy comes from.

Unless you are in the mid stages of the game, I wouldn’t mess with making a purchase in the store.

The Verdict

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The in game Codex gives backstories to the most powerful Kaiju to ever live!

Overall, this was an enjoyable blast to the past.  Godzilla has well over 60 years of history behind it and paved the way for many other Monster based movies.

I’ve always wonder how well we would do in reality against these foes.  I’ll keep playing to find out how they defeated them, but I’ll also hope for the King of Monsters to stay in my mind where it belongs!

If you are a fan of Godzilla and his epic adventures, I’d highly recommended this casual app.  There’s enough going on that will remind you of the days when we sat down to watch those fights over Tokyo get to monstrous proportions!

Defeated all the Kaiju and ready for another challenge?  Drop a comment in the section below and tell us how we can fortify our defenses better!

Happy Gaming, and as always, keep it casual!



Godzilla Defense Force Overall Rating: 4/5

Godzilla: Defense Force Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/godzilla-defense-force/id1445535620?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nexon.godzilla&hl=en_US

Company: Nexon Company

Genre: Games, Strategy, Idle Games

Rated: 12+

Offers in-app Purchases


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