The Wicked Defense Game Requirements and Rules

Minimal Configuration

The game has the following minimal requirements, which should be met in order for it to run properly:

  •  Intel Pentium III 1.4 Ghz or better
  •  256 Mb RAM or more
  •  DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
  •  Sound card
  •  Windows 2000 / XP or newer

Recommended Configuration

For the optimal gaming experience, the following configuration is recommended:

  •  Intel Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz or better
  •  512 Mb RAM or more
  •  DirectX 9.0b-compliant video card
  •  Sound card with 3D speaker configuration
  •  Windows XP SP2 or newer

The game needs a video card that can handle at least shaders v1. For the best performance and quality, it is recommended to run the game on a video card that supports shaders v2; that is, the video card should be DirectX 9.0b compliant.

Game Rules

The rules of this game are quite simple. You start the game on empty map filled with either black or blue squares as shown on the image below.

The black squares are empty squares, where you can build towers. The filled blue squares represent the path monsters take. The monsters spawn at cell; an example of this is shown below.

Monsters usually take long path through all blue cells until they reach the destination. The last cell, where all monsters disappear. An example of such location is shown on the figure below.

Note that there can be multiple birth cells and final destinations, depending on the map. If a monster reaches its destination successfully, you will lose some amount of life. Your total life on the top of the screen. If your life becomes zero or less, you lose the game.

In order to prevent monsters from reaching the destination, you will have to build towers and cast spells. Building towers requires having enough repository of cash, while spells will require some amount of mana to cast. The total amount of cash and mana on top of the screen respectively.

Mana is rewarded when you damage monsters. The rewarded amount is proportional to the fraction of damaged monster’s life.

Cash is rewarded when you kill a monster and when you complete the wave. At the end of the wave you get 10% income of your existing cash and are rewarded with an additional bonus for completing the level.

If you complete the wave and no monster has reached the destination, you are rewarded with 5 extra life.

Finally, damaging and killing monsters earns you Score marked as Score icon. The faster you kill monsters, the bigger is the score. If you win the game, additional score points are rewarded for your life and cash (all towers are sold, so their cost is also added).

The Wicked Defense Game Introduction

As the name says, The Wicked Defense is all about defense. In this simple yet highly entertaining game you have to defend a predetermined path on the map against incoming hordes of monsters. You can do so by building towers, which will fire at the monsters within certain range. In addition to towers, you can cast a variety of spells, which can slow down or even kill entire groups of monsters.

Towers in the game

The game goes quite beyond the classical approach of Tower Defense (also called “Turret Defense”) games. Each one of the towers you can build in the game is unique and has its own advantages and weaknesses. Some towers are more focused on massive destruction, while others are meant to support other towers by slowing down monsters or making them more vulnerable. Each tower can be upgraded in multiple categories, making each tower completely customizable and unique on the playfield. You can upgrade tower range, firepower, fire rate, splash range, special abilities and other parameters that can help you stop even the most powerful monsters.

Monsters in the game
In the game, every monster has its own special abilities. There are monsters that can help other monsters by speeding them up or healing them. Boss monsters are generally stronger and possess stronger abilities than their normal counterparts. If several monster types are walking together, their mutual abilities make them considerably more difficult to stop.

Spells in the game
In special cases, you can cast spells on the map to support your towers fighting the incoming hordes. These spells are for the most ambitious players, who can change the tactical situation on the battlefield by placing the spell with the great accuracy. An individual spell can make a difference between winning and losing the game.

The game has received a golden star with 92% rating on Bytten. In his review, Andrew Williams said:

This is a game likely to keep me coming back for more. I could have finished this review a week earlier if I’d not felt its siren song luring me back for another go, “for research purposes”. It’s a high quality game that makes me fall for that one more than once, and so far Wicked Defense has managed it about eight times. If I didn’t share the desktop machine it would probably have been much higher.