Tiny Heroes, Simutronics Corp's latest foray into the Tower Defence genre, is impressively polished and extremely tricky. In fact, some levels are so tough that Simutronics features walkthroughs and hints on the Tiny Heroes website.

Tiny Heroes is similar to Plants vs. Zombies--but this time you're the "bad guy" and the "heroes" are trying to steal your hard-earned treasure. Simutronics has obviously put a lot of thought into this game, and there are plenty of barricades, weapons, and traps at your disposal--along with, of course, plenty of countering heroes. Plus, each level features a different dungeon setup, so you'll need to mix up your strategy each time.

Tiny Heroes is an excellent game, but with a few caveats: there's no iPad version (and this would be perfect for an iPad), placing traps/weapons precisely can be difficult, and sometimes the levels are just too hard.

Tiny Heroes: Specs

  • Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 4.0 or later (Not Universal)
  • Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 4.0 or later (Not Universal)

OUR VERDICT

Rock hard but ingenious with it - a devilish treat for iOS gamers who tire of the casual challenges that populate Apple's platform in endless numbers.