Todd Rex wants steak. Todd Rex wants YOUR steak. Are you gonna let him take it? No way! Go Home, Dinosaurs!Prevent hordes of marauding Dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator! Unlock powerful towers that act like little weaponized puzzle pieces.
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Very Positive (285 reviews) - 94% of the 285 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2013

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Todd Rex wants steak. Todd Rex wants YOUR steak. Are you gonna let him take it? No way! Go Home, Dinosaurs!


Prevent hordes of marauding Dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator! Unlock powerful towers that act like little weaponized puzzle pieces. Take control of a rock-throwing, coconut-gathering gopher and build your battlefield to keep those Dinos at bay. With adorable characters, intense strategy, and mouse-only controls Go Home Dinosaurs is accessible enough for kids and challenging enough for adults. It's a game truly everyone will love!

Go Home Dinosaurs Features


  • Highly innovative, bar-setting tower defense gameplay
  • A beautiful, vibrant 3D world and adorable characters
  • 60 levels of Dino brawling action spread across three worlds!
  • 18 collectible cards that feature a colorful cast of characters, including DJ G04, a trio of robot buddies, and a
  • Meteor-summoning Mad Scientist!
  • Adorable Dinos with individual traits and personalities
  • Insane boss levels!
  • Challenging strategic gameplay involving fitting together colorful, puzzle piece shaped defenses
  • Carefully pick your defenses before each level
  • Purchase costumes and powerups for your gopher with coins you earn beating levels (no IAP)
  • Don't like steaks? Change them out in Veggie Mode!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:1.7 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB, Shader Model 2
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:450 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.5 Ghz Quad Core
    • Graphics:1 GB, Shader Model 3
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Very Positive (285 reviews)
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HeywoodJablowmie
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
This game might fool you into thinking it's just for little kids. I'm sure little kids would love it, but as an adult, I also loved it. If you enjoy relaxing games that do present a challenge, this game is perfect. (Games like tower defense, Plants vs. Zombies, Snood, Agario, etc). It does have a bit of a juvenile feel to the graphics and sound, but that makes it great for a day that you're stressed and need something light-hearted to lift you up. I thoroughly enjoyed it, found it addicting, and thought it was a great bargain.
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vi_per
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Not a very long game, but so very adorable!
It's perfect for the casual player, but also offers higher difficulty levels that add more challenge whenever you want.

Go Home Dinosaurs will have you mumbling in your best gopher voice for the dinosaurs to go home and leave your steaks alone!
(WARNING: Humor may not be suitable for vegetarians or vegans;)
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QuadRaptor
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This is a fun little game. The jokes are a little corny, but I spent quite a bit of time trying different strategies on each level to 'three steak' every one of them. I recommend it as a very good time killer.

And when in doubt, keep a few exploding barrels for when the dinos get too close. I didn't use many of the powerups but those worked wonders.
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Ulver
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
Surprisingly fun

A puzzle/Tower defense kind of game.
Im not the biggest fan of the Tower Defense but this game made me more interested about the genre.


The biggest difference, is that theres a strategy going in into a level, rather then after, which makes it more of a casual experience and therefore something that leaves me less anxious. I dont need to move units around or upgrade them, or even worry of what its going on the other side of the map.
Here, the strategy rellies on analizing the space, see what units fit and how effective will they be against the shown enemy tipes. Stages are small and rather short and the maximum number of Cards/units is never higher than 10.

The only issue is that a game like this, clearly made for a young audience, ends up being rather short when it does not increase the difficulty from level to level. So short so, that even after going for the achievements i'm still left with a lot of grinding left to do to reach "Send 10,000 Dinos home"

In sum, i enjoy the most important things about this game, the mechanics are great, i like the flow of the game, i like how it looks...but Dammit, those Voices are really aggravating!
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Tonka
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Nice casual Tower Defense game that you can dip in and out of. The style seems definitely aimed at the kids, but the slick presentation and audio makes it with well worth the money.
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The Atomic Penguin
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Very cute, fun TD! I am a huge fan of TD's as a genre, and this fits the bill nicely. Very cutesy enjoyable art style with solid game mechanics. I loved playing it and keep coming back to it when I'm bored. If you like TD's, you should enjoy playing this. If you like cutesy puzzle type games, you will probably enjoy plaing this. Lots of fun for all ages here.
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A man has no name
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Fun casual tower defense game.
It has cute characters and workaround for the defense mechanics.
Play it with your own style and defense your BBQ.

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Eeyore Kirby [Misoski] CommS007
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Cute and pretty fun.

Good for all ages :3
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Peter
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
It's a good and short game. If you like tower defenses you'll probably like this one.
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cenho09
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
i bought this and the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ emoticons for it off of the steam market and the emoticons are better
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Deadhand
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
https://youtu.be/14YUk3TBgyU

Watch the video review for an in-depth critique. Long story short, I say Go Home Dinosaurs is a Soft Buy. It's not a major tower defense title that you must have in your collection, but it's cute, short, and fun. Buy it during the next Steam sale.
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VCR Repairman on Vacation
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
I hate this terrible game end my life
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Salarn
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
https://youtu.be/s859W5qWIbk

Dinosaurs are the new ants when it comes to ruining picnics!

In this cartoony tower defense game you build gofer based weaponry to defend your steaks at stake.
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Wedge
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
Someone described this as babies first tower defense game. They were right, but this old guy still enjoyed it. If you love tower defense, you'll like this game. Its nothing special though.
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BH_m0nkeyno0b
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Go home, snakes (literally, you're screwed before game even begins)
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jmzero
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 17, 2015
Simple tower defense game with some hit-and-miss gimmicks. But light atmosphere and no really problems. Good.
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The_Monk
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 13, 2015
Your objective is to protect your steaks at all costs from several types of dinosaurs and send them home once and for all. Go Home Dinosaurs! is a simple tower defense game with 3 different worlds. Each world has around 20 levels with different paths and while some of them might prove a challenge it’s all up about finding a decent strategy in order to complete the level. As you advance in the game you will unlock different cards that gives you other types of defenses, some are used to slow down the dinos while others can put them at the starting point or even make them smaller and therefore, weaker.

The game is pretty much violence free and the bright colours are inviting if you want to play this game side by side with a younger player. In order to promote their own creativity and their decision making skills. The strategy in which tools to choose as well finding the best alternative when spending your coconuts to buy more allies can be a good incentive to play and there’s a decent amount of levels and hours to be spent specially considering the low price (if discounted).

By the end of each world you will have a final Boss. Each boss is bigger and while slow, he doesn’t stop. Right before your enemies reach your precious steaks you have two sets of dinomite (eh!) that will prevent them from reaching them, however you will lose one steak. If you no longer have this final defense with you it’s game over and in the final bosses this won’t stop them. I finished all the levels while repeating some of them for a perfect level (or because I was failing them) in around 10 hours and I had a fun time with the game. I believe it’s a good choice to play between those heavy AAA titles or just for a quick-short distraction.
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TheGreenLing
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2015
I love this game, beat all levels at 3 steak victory, the highest honors a gopher can earn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33No1lb5WZY&list=PL3g25GfHOMYcSetMiHCbH1dWhVZH9udht&index=1
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Fist-of-Fury
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 17, 2015
Sweet, awesome, tasty game where the tactics don't stop

its an realy exiting game of a special tower defence!

if your a fan of TD games, u should buy this


10/10 would steal bbq back again
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Bloodyalice
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
This game is a really cute tower defense game. Great for a casual gamer especially. It is not particularlly hard to beat all three worlds (which have about 20 levels each in them I believe) but it is increasingly hard to get three stars in them all. It gets more and more hectic as you go along.

It's very colorful and has great animation. This is a great one to pick up on a sale.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Fun casual tower defense game.
It has cute characters and workaround for the defense mechanics.
Play it with your own style and defense your BBQ.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Surprisingly fun

A puzzle/Tower defense kind of game.
Im not the biggest fan of the Tower Defense but this game made me more interested about the genre.


The biggest difference, is that theres a strategy going in into a level, rather then after, which makes it more of a casual experience and therefore something that leaves me less anxious. I dont need to move units around or upgrade them, or even worry of what its going on the other side of the map.
Here, the strategy rellies on analizing the space, see what units fit and how effective will they be against the shown enemy tipes. Stages are small and rather short and the maximum number of Cards/units is never higher than 10.

The only issue is that a game like this, clearly made for a young audience, ends up being rather short when it does not increase the difficulty from level to level. So short so, that even after going for the achievements i'm still left with a lot of grinding left to do to reach "Send 10,000 Dinos home"

In sum, i enjoy the most important things about this game, the mechanics are great, i like the flow of the game, i like how it looks...but Dammit, those Voices are really aggravating!
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
☺ Interesting mix of tower defence and puzzle mechanics.
☺ Cute and colourful art style suitable for any age.
☺ Easy to learn and play but still challenging to perfect levels.

☹ Limited replayability.
☹ Starts off very easy.

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a lovely game that I can heartily recommend for fans of tower defence games, regardless of age. You take the role of a lil' gopher as he coordinates his friends to defend their BBQ from hungry dinosaurs. Tower placement is enhanced as each tower has a specific shape and size, requiring you to plan ahead and maximise space with optimal positioning. As the dinosaurs head towards your delicious steaks (or carrots, if you'd prefer!) you're tasked with collecting additional coconuts to create more towers or can even provide support and get involved in the defence itself.

A little undercooked but still tasty and filling.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
Genre: Tower Defense

It's a tower defense game in which you play a marmot and fight against dinosaurs. The dinosaurs try to steal your barbecue, so you have to defend it. The game has a nice childish comic style. It is perfect for kids. For grown-ups it's easy, but i still had some fun with it.

Positive:
+ nice comicstyle graphics
+ lots of levels
+ the game is not taking itself serious
+ perfect for children and youngsters
+ levels don't take too much time

Negative:
- too easy
- not much to do after clearing the campaign

I had my fun with the game just chilling and playing one level at a time. For hardcore fans it has too little to offer.

Fun gameplay: ca. 10 hours

Achievements:

Type: Grind
Difficulty: Easy
Time needed: Medium
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2013
It's fun while it lasts, but there is really not much left to do once you complete the three worlds besides unlocking cosmetic items and getting a 100% score for each level. The mechanics are solid, the gameplay is challenging, and the art and sound design are very cute.

Go Home Dinosaurs is okay.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Okay, I just beat the game so it's time for a review. This is one of my favorite genres - Tower Defense. But also extremely actiony which is normally not my cup of tea. At first, I had a love/hate relationship with the game. It's fun but you really have to be on the ball. Each level is made up of grid squares and each weapon or defensive machine you place on the field has a set number of squares it takes up AND a set shape. You can rotate these but often you'll find there's just no room for what you want to whoop dinos with. You really need to place things strategically and as quickly as possible. It took me a bit to get the hang of rotating things and getting them on the field promptly. And also deciding what I should choose to fill those limited grid squares. However, once I got the hang of it, I couldn't stop playing. It's actually not a complex game - it just takes a bit of practice. And making sure that all 3 of your steaks survive a level is often quite a challenge! I don't believe this game is worth 10 bucks but if you find it on sale and you're a tower defense fan, I recommend it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This is one of those games I bought a while ago and haven't gotten around to playing, I finally started it last week and have been playing it non-stop. If you like tower defense games, dinosaurs, steaks and other fun things then you'll probably like this a lot. There are some great puzzle aspects to it and the graphics were really nice looking too. I definitely recommend this one!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Your objective is to protect your steaks at all costs from several types of dinosaurs and send them home once and for all. Go Home Dinosaurs! is a simple tower defense game with 3 different worlds. Each world has around 20 levels with different paths and while some of them might prove a challenge it’s all up about finding a decent strategy in order to complete the level. As you advance in the game you will unlock different cards that gives you other types of defenses, some are used to slow down the dinos while others can put them at the starting point or even make them smaller and therefore, weaker.

The game is pretty much violence free and the bright colours are inviting if you want to play this game side by side with a younger player. In order to promote their own creativity and their decision making skills. The strategy in which tools to choose as well finding the best alternative when spending your coconuts to buy more allies can be a good incentive to play and there’s a decent amount of levels and hours to be spent specially considering the low price (if discounted).

By the end of each world you will have a final Boss. Each boss is bigger and while slow, he doesn’t stop. Right before your enemies reach your precious steaks you have two sets of dinomite (eh!) that will prevent them from reaching them, however you will lose one steak. If you no longer have this final defense with you it’s game over and in the final bosses this won’t stop them. I finished all the levels while repeating some of them for a perfect level (or because I was failing them) in around 10 hours and I had a fun time with the game. I believe it’s a good choice to play between those heavy AAA titles or just for a quick-short distraction.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
I've never been the kind of gamer to sit down and plan out with the Tower Defense genre. If you think along the same lines, don't stop reading and don't ignore this title. Go Home Dinosaurs! is probably one of the most rewarding games available on Steam and probably one of the best titles to start out with the genre. It has a variety of difficult angles, challening corners, and heart-pounding timing to save your BBQ from threatening Dinos! If the storyline sounds totally ridiculous, just wait until you put a DJ booth down and destroy a dozen Compy via the power of your record scratching. It's supposed to be ridiculous, and loves to point that out about itself! It's a perfect little title to pass the time or bring yourself into a genre you've never thought you'd have the patience for. It has its challenges, but it wouldn't be fun otherwise! Here's your chance to go back in time and send those Dinos home! I highly recommend Go Home Dinosaurs! whatever type of gamer you are.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
I'm gonna level with you for a moment: I've never had a steak. Growing up with a vegetarian for a mother it was never on the menu, and for whatever reason I've never gone out of my way to eat one now I'm feeding myself. What I gather though is people go a little crazy for them, gophers too for that matter. So you can probably empathize with them when a group of dinosaurs show up to crash their barbecue, leaving no choice but to wage an all out war on the intruders trying to snatch up their lunch.

Go Home Dinosaurs is then the chronicle of their grand struggle, playing out in the form of a cute and colorful tower defense game. If hearing that makes you groan as you remember the dozens of other TD games already in your library, I can relate, but to its credit GHD does a pretty good job of making itself stand apart (in both good and bad ways). The most obvious of these is its charming aesthetic, full of bobblehead characters bouncing around spouting off silly one liners as they proclaim their undying love for grilled cow.

It also switches up the traditional way in which towers are selected and built, having you first choose cards for each of your towers, which come in various shapes and sizes requiring more forethought in how you plan to position them. This is cool in that it makes each stage feel like a bit of a puzzle, with the towers being the missing pieces you have to try and squeeze in correctly, but it also takes out a large amount of the strategy found in more traditional TD games. Because levels are so tightly wound, it also feels as if there is already a predesignated layout and you are simply trying to figure out what that is. This might not be readily apparent during the first few levels of the game, but pretty soon the difficulty takes a huge spike upwards and makes it almost a requirement to use a select few towers that were seemingly handpicked for a given level.

I was also disappointed with how shallow the mechanics are, with no leveling system for towers, or even the ability to remove towers after you've placed them. Being able to only place a very small number of towers and having to pick them all from the start also created more than a few frustrating moments when I completely ran out or chose more towers than I'd have any hope of placing, as it's difficult to judge any of this before you actually play a level for yourself.

All the same Go Home Dinosaurs is certainly enjoyable, largely thanks to how adorable it is. If you are looking for a deep and strategic tower defense game, you aren't going to find it here, but what you will is a bunch of ridiculous anthropomorphic gophers cracking jokes and making pop culture references as bands of dinos poor out of caves with the sort of stupid expressions you'd expect from steak obsessed reptiles. If that sounds amusing to you don't hesitate to pick the game up, but if your already shuddering at the thought of their squeaky voices I'd steer clear.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
I really enjoy a good tower defence game, and Go Home Dinosaurs! gives you a solid tower defence experience. What I enjoyed even more is the cute art style which this game presents. The adorable one liners which come from the dinosaurs are beautiful!

You control what appears to be some sort of ferret that throws rocks at dinosaurs, as well as building the towers along the dinosaurs routed path. There is almost zero opportunities for replay-ability but there is a real solid single player experience here. Yes you can go back through each stage to get three stars, but really, what's the point when all you get is an achievement.

Still I really enjoyed it, and definitely one for fans of the genre.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
What a fun tower defense game! Nothing groundbreaking mechanically but being forced to plan your tower placement before the level begins is a unique challenge and the different shapes of the towers is the real source of the fun for me. It's definitley easy for the first dozen levels and some of the voice work can be grating after the 30th time. Don't be afraid to snag this game for yourself or any young children who like games like Plants Vs Zombies or Kingdom Rush.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2013
Don't let the strange name fool you, this one's actually a lot of fun. I initially bought it for cards but ended up having a great time. As far as Tower Defense games go, it doesn't have much depth, but the game makes up for it with challenging levels that require you to refine your strategy on some of the harder levels.

Overall, I'd say, for $2.50 you can't go wrong buying this game.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Meh I beat this but it has very little depth. Console port, shallow recycled tower defense mechanic stolen mainly from PVZ but 3D instead of left-to-right. No actual hotkeys that I can figure out. No fast forward. Dinosaurs are cute and the game has cute attitude, at least. For 2 dollars I can't complain, which is the only reason I recommend it. For 2 dollars it's worth it IF you like tower defense games AND you want to see a pink female Triceratops named Tina wearing winter snow booties whilst skipping through the snow. If this describes you then for 2 dollars you might check it out.

PS: I must also mention that the entire game premise of "defending your steak BBQ from dinosaurs that are invading your picnic like gigantic ants" has a Vegetarian Mode involving carrots. The lack of Tofu Steaks highly annoys me, but the fact that it still has steaks on the loading screen is -unforgivable-.

INTERNET PETITION RDY GO KTHX I DEMAND A REFUND
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Solid tower defense game and great, cute graphics. The dialogue of the towers can get a little old and there's not much replayability.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
Simple tower defense with gradually introduced defenses and enemies, with a dash of fun in the premise of a bunch of dinosaurs trying to attack a gopher BBQ party. Small in-game shop using coins collected each level to skin your gopher and buy power-ups.

All in all pretty fun, but nothing to really make it stand out.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Very good for relaxing ! I did enjoy every minute playing ! Kawaii graphic ! Lovely Music ! And not much too hard for casual playing !
It's better if there is an upgrade system for tower as other tower defense games !
Recommend : 8/10 !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Defend your BBQ Party :3
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
It does not take itself seriously, and it is rather fun. The humor is hit and miss, but i get the feeling it may be aiming for a younger audience. Unlike most TD this one is perfectly suited for childrens as there is no real violence or even gore. The games otherwise play well with a decent choice of towers and the rare mechanic of controlling a main character who also count as a mobile tower on it's own, a bit like Anomaly. If you are a big TD fan it's worth a try at least, but do expect a simpler friendly game.

-Lost
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
Such a cute game. Lots of mini levels so you can play a little then exit. You can also go back and complete old levels with upgraded items. The voices are cute, Easy to play, Addictive and frusterating. 10/10
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