Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them. By placing weapon towers at strategic points around the landscape, you can destroy the invaders and save the little ones.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (407 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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"Developed by Q-Games, those western guys in Japan comes a.... tower defense/strategy... something game. Published by Double Eleven."

Reviews

A pleasant surprise
88% – NZ Gamer

...fun game for veterans and newcomers to the genre”
90% – Gaming Nexus

“I alone have danced through colored flags.”
91% – Gaming Age

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About This Game

Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them.

By placing weapon towers at strategic points around the landscape, you can destroy the invaders and save the little ones. Collect treasure along the way to build up your arsenal and pay for new towers – countless waves of monsters are out to get the Tiki babies, so you need to be prepared to fight hard!

Key Features

  • Play four game modes: Single player campaign, local co-op play, online co-op, and a host of additional challenges.
  • Play Together: Local and online co-op will have you sharing your machine or playing with your friend over the net for a shared memorable experience. Online leaderboards show you how you stack up against your friends and everyone else in the world!
  • Tikiman will travel across three distinct islands, spanning 47 unique environments to protect his offspring from clever monsters that attack by land and air. He’s going to use every tower in his arsenal to protect them: Arrow Towers, Cannon Towers, Anti-Air Towers, Ice Towers, Laser Towers, Fire Towers, Tesla Towers, Mortar Towers, special power ups and more!
  • There is also the mysterious Tum-Tum island, that randomly generates levels for near infinite replayability!
  • This amounts to literally hundreds of hours of game play, all set to an awesome soundtrack to keep you in the zone!
  • We have also included unlockable content including concept art, music videos, sound tracks and more!
  • For Steam we have created over 20 brand new achievements, giving the game 52 in total for you to unlock! Not to mention trading cards and badges!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: 1.5Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 Compliant Graphics Device
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2-Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 Dedicated Graphics Device
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2-Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    • Processor: 1.5Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 256MB or better
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 256MB or better
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (if using Ubuntu)
    • Processor: 1.5Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 with Framebuffer support
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Glibc version 2.15
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04 (if using Ubuntu)
    • Processor: 2.2Gz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 with Framebuffer support
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Glibc version 2.15
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I recommend this game, and here is why.


PixelJunk™ (don't forget the ™, it's important) Monsters is a Tower Defense game, with unique twists of its own. Having to base off the fact that you can only build towers depending on the layout of the course makes for varying plans to prepare for the next wave. Purchasing new special towers each mission that do not forward to the next creates choices that as a player, or two, will have to make in order to protect the Tiki-men from waves of monsters with various attributes. Not just monsters who can fly, but even monsters that are resistant to fire damage or monsters that move faster but are even more vulnerable to slows when hit.

The learning curve is well received by new and experienced players. Trial and error is less punishing until playing on the later and harder stages. WIth the addition of new towers and an island in the Ultimate mini-expansion, players who had the console version will find only a few reasons to go back to the game sadly.

It's also multiplayer enabled, I had a satisfying time playing with my friend online, Speaking of which, there is nobody playing this online. It is justifiable, a game like this should not be enjoyed with just the public, having a friend to think through every single mission makes the game not feel repetitive some of the time. Another plus is the RNG area which generate random stages based on algorithm outside the quests by inputting a 5 digit code. (like minecraft's seed)

Overall, I recommend this game but only to players who are looking forward to a Tower Defense game that plays different.

To those that had played before, please put a second thought to this. This game came out a little less than 7 years ago, but the art style is truly of this date. Mechanics are still familiar, and with new towers it might bring you back to try new techniques to overcome the same or new missions. It may just be Monsters, but it is still the one you know and love.

Also, 1080p!! (Like that matters)
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Classic Playstation 3 game coming to Steam...

If you had played this on console, then nothing more to add; if you don't know whether it's a good tower defense or not, then by all means, DO make it an addition to your library! A fantastic TD that will provide relaxation with soothing music and solid mechanics.

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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I played this a lot on my PSP, so when I saw this on sale for $0.99 how could I say no! :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate is a fun game in the tower defense genre, but if you’re new to the genre I’d recommend sticking with Casual difficulty for a while as you’d likely get overrun on Regular difficulty. Still, if you’re looking for a fun tower defense game, this is one worth picking up.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Just like it says a tower defense game simple but really adictive, good to help you pass time. It lets you upgrade your towers by spending time with your character on them or by using cristals dropped by monsters. Not really groundbreaking to the genere but a fun game if your into tower defense games.

I will recomend playing it if you like tower defense games or if you just want to pass a little bit of time.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Simple concept but a lot of fun.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
nice TD game to relax! 9/10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
This game is the only reason I ever owned a PSP.
In a world with countless tower defense games flooding the mobile market this one..
Will ALWAYS stand out. Be it on PSP, emulated on an android (or now streamed via steam!)
Simply flawless in it's mechanics and replayability. It's really the only tower defence good enough for me.
And I can't even exactly pin-point what makes it so beautiful..

The music might make you go happy crazy after a while, that could be part of it.
(That's a good thing, it's so weird... Off-beat, out of time but not.. Puts you in a trance.)
But you can totally turn that off if you wish. : P

This new Ultimate edition actually brought a whole lot more to the plate.
Co-op, multiplayer. Way higher resolution game assets, improved effects.
The ability to now stream this higher quality version via Limelight to any android, with a nvidia game stream enabled pc.. (So good.. So good....)

They do need to rework the controls slightly but it doesn't interfere with the gameplay.
Just, they felt slightly more responsive on PSP, and PSP gave you the ability to run faster..
Which I've yet to figure out in this version but perhaps they are working on that still.

Basically, buy the game for 10 bucks and be super happy you did.
You will get addicted. Or wait for a sale for a buck like when I was lucky enough to catch it.
And then get really confused inside when you feel like they actually deserve ten bucks.


Pixel Junk Monsters FTW 4 Lyfe.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
my buddy tony and I got really baked and it took us 2 hours to beat one of the early levels

10 / 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
defend your children from hoot giving monsters
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Fun tower defense game... hours of play. Great couch co-op too!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Had this on PSP, it was a great tower defense game. I haven't played it much since getting it on Steam yet but I know it can only be better than I remembered. If you like tower defense, you should love this.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
its ok
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Cute tower defence with enjoyable co-op. Easy to learn but takes patience to master.

I bought PJM for PS3 many years ago and it's easily one of the titles I've played the most on PS3, especially co-op. I instantly pre-ordered PJM Ultimate as soon as it was announced on Steam, mostly because of nostalgia. Even so, it has still managed to attract >50 hrs of playtime. The difficult lies not with completing a stage, but with what margins. I think this is a game you either love or hate. <3

A simple and good concept, well executed. High replayability, great value.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I played this on ps3 so when I spotted it in the sale I had to have it.

Addictive, quirky monsters, a variety of towers, strategies, challenges, rainbows and dancing... happy happy.

Really nice to just chill out and do a level or two or try to perfect clear a level you already completed.

I love this game and would thoroughly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Simply the best tower defence game!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Who doesn't love a colorful game filled with unique tower defense mechancis and big stone monsters that look like muffins?
Umm.... Let meh think a sec........
To be continued.....
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
That game can make the time you spend playing it fun and quite addictive. That was a unique experience playing that game. I liked it, the game has a fine graphic and good gameplay, the soundtrack is cool
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