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Download my games here: http://dz2001.newgrounds.com/news/post/181452 - there you will find the latest version with difficulty settings

**Warning this game has high system requirements
**I would recommend Pentium 4, 2.5-3Ghz
**Press Q to adjust quality if the game is running slow

*28.nov.2006* [Version 1.1] Fixes:
You've asked for this: ingame menu transitions are now optional - you can turn them off in the OPTIONS and switch between menu sections instantly. I've fixed 2 major bugs: Elder Brain bug (you could get double mana without having it installed) and Construct Mode bug (the respawn rates are now set to 0 when you quit to menu)
Some spelling mistakes are also fixed.
*26.nov.2006*
In response to the reviews:
- I know that the game is slow, and there is no way that i know of to make it faster, sorry about that.
- Stop bitching about difficulty (regeneration rates, respawn rates, dmg, hit points, too strong dragoons, etc). I am not going to change anything in the balance. If you are afraid of challenge and like to play games in which you dont die - go play something else. This game is not about random clicking and shooting - you'll have to find strategies to beat certain waves. These games I make are not for everyone =3
- There are some bugs caused by Construct Mode which wasn't tested properly and some spelling errors - I'll fix them soon.
- Hotkeys.. I'll think about that... don't really like the idea though.
*24.nov.2006*
I've asked whether I succeeded In creating the best defence game ever... and now its on the first place in Defence Games Collection and on the fron page!!! I guess that answers my question, hehe %)))
Thanks for the front page, Tom =3
*22.nov.2006* StarCraft Flash Action 5 is finally finished, after almost a year in development =3
I started working on this game several months after relatively successful release of my first defence game - StarCraft FA3.
FA3 was my first try in making defence games and it was rather primitive and boring (yes I admit it). This game is nothing like that, this is my ultimate defence game as I see it:
- enemies wont just walk into your base and explode (or pass by like in fa3) as in many games of such kind; in SCFA5 all the enemy units will be actually attacking your base %) there are 13 unique enemies with different attack types and different aims!
- There are 8 buildings that you will be able to build on your base: 4 "defence towers" and 4 "special buildings" that will unlock new features (like making infested terrans out of marines)
- the gameplay is divided into 27 waves, you will be able to SAVE after each wave
- there are numerous ways of killing enemies - not just building towers and watching them shoot (you'll loose this way). There are also 8 psionic spells, mines, infested terran etc...
- you will earn experience, levelup -> gain new spells and improve your abilities!

My goal was to create the best defence game ever and now its up to you to decide whether I succeeded or not!

Reviews


DreadrollDreadroll

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good Game, though not perfect

First off, I enjoyed the game, and even much so: The effort you've put into it is considerable, and the outcome is certainly one of the best tributes to SC here on Newgrounds. Besides, it's arguably the best TD game on this site, too (and yes, you CAN actually beat it, it's just very difficult)

Now, the fact that it's the best doesn't mean you created a perfect game, it just means that out of all games of this category, yours is better then all others, which isn't surprising, looking at the rest.

I don't understand why you are so much against different difficulty levels...it would not make the game *too easy*, since you could still play it on the *normal* mode if you wanted to. Same thing about hotkeys: you don't need to use hotkeys, but for those that have problems it would surely make the game a little less frustrating then it sometimes can be right now, if you have to switch through your abilities clicking them and losing time that you often just don't have... (and hotkeys wouldn't even be difficult to implement, either, so it's even more incomprehensible why you don't want too...)

So, in the End, you made it to create the best defense game (and it still is), but don't be too arrogant to say that it's perfect, for it is not. There are ways to improve it, like it or not...


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y8meny8men

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best and addictive

I am waiting for this time on my life and it happened.This makes this website good.



NiggleWiggleNiggleWiggle

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good game

its good but takes to long to recharge :(



sunnexsunnex

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Requires Balancing

NOTE: Please remember to weigh this review, thanks!

Very nice effort! Presentation is excellent (albeit, stolen from starcraft), the game has a relatively polished feel, unfortunately UI is lacking a bit in usability (switching between powers and building mode during a level), and the difficulty may need to be balanced a bit (or difficulty options).

I can see the potential for deep game mechanics even without progressing very far. Unfortunately I only got so far as unlocking the third tower (I was overwhelmed by the blue marines). I am not new to tower def, but it seems to me that the game is designed, at least in the early stages, with a very specific strategy expected from the player in order to survive - this unfortunately results in a lack of viable strategies and a lot of trial and error.

Talking of viable strategies, I found the limited 4 slots for towers to be an interesting design choice. Why only 4? Perhaps you gain access to more later on? With more tower slots, the strategy a player can employ would be greatly increased. This gives them, amongst others, a choice of selling and buying a better tower or saving and buying at a later time etc.

Another concern is progression. A little bit of extra xp might help to keep those with lesser patience / time to try this game a bit longer.

Conclusion:
For those looking for a good quality and deep defense game that will last hours, you will likely find this refreshing and challenging. However, the "casual casual" audience will probably have their patience tested here and leave frustrated.


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VectorMancerVectorMancer

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not the best defence game ever

Try harder.