Battlepillars is a real-time tug-of-war strategy game in which you command caterpillars armed to the teeth with flamethrowers, sticky honey, mines, machine guns, and more!
User reviews: Very Positive (212 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 28, 2014
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Steam Exclusive Content


  • 10 exclusive levels in the new Moon environment!
  • A new exclusive segment, the Spider Egg!
  • Exclusive Bubble skin!
  • 43 Steam Achievements + Steam Stats
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Multiplayer matchmaking
  • Steam Leaderboards for Endless Mode high scores

About This Game

Battlepillars is a real-time tug-of-war strategy game from the team behind Draw a Stickman: EPIC in which you command caterpillars armed to the teeth with flamethrowers, sticky honey, mines, machine guns, and more!

Utilize the best strategies and combinations, from blitzkrieg battlepillars armed with only their feet to heavily armored, cannon wielding, rocket launching tankerpillars. You decide! Still not enough? Perfect your strategies in the Test Zone, then take the battle online against your friends. Need to prove you’re the best? Climb up the leaderboards by tackling Endless Mode!

Gold Edition Content



  • Battlepillars Gold Edition includes the Battlepillars Original Soundtrack and Concept Artbook!
  • Intuitive controls and keyboard hotkeys
  • Improved and rebalanced difficulty and progression
  • Improved art and sound quality

Four Ways to Play
  • Campaign - Conquer your way through the single-player campaign with more than 50 unique levels and 5 menacing bosses!
  • Multiplayer - Take the battle online and challenge your friends in real-time skirmish matches!
  • Test Zone - Experiment with new strategies in the Test Zone!
  • Endless - Survive as long as possible against the combined onslaught of the red caterpillar army with frantic arcade-style gameplay!

Features
  • Choose from a wide variety of weapons, armor, and support segments. Ray guns, flamethrowers, rockets, and more!
  • Call upon powerful woodland allies like the Wizard Turtle and Larry the Bird!
  • Customize your game plan! Use tankerpillars to bulldoze your way to the enemy base, or send in kamikazepillars to surround your enemies!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Battlepillars is a cool tug-of-war game that has great value and a decent spectrum of difficulty (towards the end). It gives you about 10+ hours of content with a few types of challenges for various campaign levels. The bosses during the later half of the game also require a bit of contemplation and strategizing because they start becoming a bit more challenging.

As an added bonus, the multiplayer was seamless and I had no issues whatsoever while achievement hunting with a friend.

It's one of the more casual strategy games out there in the same price range but it was definitely quite fun. I definitely recommend it whether you are buying it for your phone or on Steam.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
The issues with this game are well captured on other reviews, I won't reiterate (I just wish I read them before).

* No difficulty setting, game expects you to grind lower levels until you get what you need.
* No buying guide. Game allows you to buy whatever you want, and the the AI assumes you have what you need to deal with rushes, not cool.
* Minimal to no strategy. It seems like you conduct the battle, the the problem is that a specific set of tools will work on a specific level. Get in, get beaten, try again with a different combo, again, again, until you realize you don't HAVE what you need, so GOTO 10; (grind)
* People put the gold challenges as a plus, but it isn't, because to get gold you need tools and tools cost apples and you get extra apples by getting gold, so you either have what you need and breeze the gold or you don't. Helps with the grinding, EXCEPT gold makes levels harder so it's not even grinding, it's hard grinding.

Would I recommend this game? No. If I do, someone will pick it up, get stuck at the 10th level or so, flip it off and go to sleep, never to play it again. Why would I do that, when so many great games are on sale for less? And for what? I'm not condemning the graphics, or the gameplay, or the music (fix that loop, BTW, at some point it just ENDS), I'm condemning the laziness of the developers to put in difficulty, which is mandatory for casual gaming, and a mild hind on what should use for a particular map. I don't have infinite time to waste on trial and error. Some people do. They play on Normal/Hard. I don't. I play on easy with hints. In good games.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
About game cards:
First game is nice for buy if you want to level up and create new badges but it has 15 cards!!?!

About in battle:
Otherwise game is nice i love games like this. More armor you give they become more strong and they upgrade to captain and more. To get more leaves you need to upgrade that's in the corner of the game more you upgrade faster you will get a leaves.

Money: Well in this game you don't have gold or other money. In this game you have an apple for money. With money you can upgrade items, buy new items, give new sking and get allies for help.

Story:
In this game is not a lot of story you just start and contiuned.

Bosses:
Bosses are in 7-8 levels they show there you will need to be very careful how do yo use you're army cause they will win.

Gameplay:
Well game is easy you need only mouse to play it :D

At all this game is worth for buy!!! You will enjoy it for few minutes or maybe for hours
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is really cute and fun to play on co-op mode. It's easy without being boring, and child friendly (if you have little ones who like to watch you play)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Catipillars with machine guns, grenades, launchers and even more weapons. Who wouldnt want to destroy other catipillars with guns!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
If it is your childhood dream to become a caterpillar, then this game is for you. You take control of cute little caterpillars and fight your way through. Nothing too complex and one does not need a high IQ to play this game.

To be honest, I will never look at caterpillars in the same way again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Battlepillars Gold Edition is a fun, exciting, adventure where you make caterpillars that battle (Battlepillars) and you start of with your team colour (green) and the other team's colour (red). There are different segments that you can unlock for your battlepillar such as speed, defence, medic, cannon, bug grenade segments and many more. although I haven't played much I still think it is an excellent game. There are 15 cards to collect (8 card drops) and 43 Achievements!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
its a really fun game to play, and if you like tower defense type games i do recommend you get this game. when i bought this game i orginally got it only for the trading cards since ive been trying to level up, but i decided to give it a try and see if i liked it or not, and i do. really the only downside is when you get to certain levels you need a certain upgrade to beat that level which is unknown until you actually play said level so if youve spent most or all of your apples on other upgrades youre stuck replaying the other levels trying to save up enough to buy the upgrade you need. overall its a cute and fun game to play and it isnt that expensive either.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Great Game!
really good for kids
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
It reminds me of the old Flash game "Age of War" that I enjoyed very much. It has a somewhat tower defense element about it, but timing is everything. Very good. B+
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Battlepillars is an absolute masterpiece of a game. Ground breaking graphics which put the Frostbite engine to shame, extremely good performance on computers which have less than desirable specs, and an encapsulating and emotionally deep story which will drive you along a rollercoaster of emotions.

Enter an engrossing world where the player assumes the role of a colony of caterpillars which rise against their fascist, oppressive brethern in an epic conflict which will try your resolve, morale and ability to lead others to victory.

With a limited ammount of resources and an unrelenting foe, you must lead your citizens in a revolutionary conflict the likes of which have never been seen before. The conflict of Battlepillars will make the Russian Revolutions of 1917 look like a picnic day.

Once you realise that the war against your extremist allies is fruitless with troops, you must call upon your allies in arms to lift the siege against your territories, including a large, blue feathered bird, which will decimate your foes in an unholy storm of hellfire.

After beating your enemies back, you must then press the attack deep into enemy territory, eliminating high ranking officials of the enemies war-machine, and steamrolling any resistance in your way until total and utter victory is yours.

Battlepillars Gold Edition was a gift from a dear friend, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for blessing me with this masterpiece of a game. Anyone with polarised opinions of this game should definitely invest their money in this work of art. Some claim that The Last of Us should receive a Game of The Year nomination, some would also argue that it is Grand Theft Auto V which has reached the zenith of what is quality and an excellence in design for the gaming industry. These critics have clearly never experienced the ferocity that is Battlepillars.

Words cannot explain the utmost respect I hold for the creators of this game, who have blessed gaming community worldwide with a masterpiece which will not be forgotten anytime soon.

10/10

- Dinkum
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
If you like tower defense games, you should definitely try this one. Although it is not the most original ever game created, it takes the best from TD games like Plants vs. Zombies, and combines it with fast-paced action to create something new. It includes lots of upgrades, power ups like machine guns and rocket launchers, and varied skins for your caterpillars which you can unlock via playing the game.

It doesn't make too much effort in the campaign mode, there's not even a determined story, just caterpillars fighting each others, but that doesn't make the game less funny; sometimes it gets repetitive, the different levels of each scenario don't change much from each other, but at the end of each scenario, you get to fight one of the hilarious bosses who are pretty challenging. Upon completing the campaign you unlock an endless mode, in which you can play without restrictions.

This game has a friendly user interface, allowing everyone to play it; also the learning curve is easy, but the game gets hard to master once you progress.

+Action-TD game
+Lots of upgrades and power-ups
+Easy to learn and hard to master
+Awesome last boss

-Levels get repetitive
-Short campaign

79/100 Very good
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59 of 93 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Catapillers with miniguns? My kinda game
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Battlepillars was originally a phone game, and it certainly shows. But does that mean that this isn't any fun? Certainly not.

Here's a Quick Look video of what you should expect when heading into this. Take a look if you're interested or just read my summary of the game below. Just a warning though, it has birds carpet bombing with their crap.

http://youtu.be/cpoGKJ-wYVw

I'll start by saying the basic premiss of this game is a tug-of-war between two sides, something you've probably seen before in other games. But does this do anything different? No, not really. However, it's still pretty fun to play.

You construct your units with a regenerating resource that can be upgraded to regen faster for the same resource, the cost gaining in price every time. The units themselves are mashed together by a decent number of parts you can select before going into the match, and each one does different things, such as make your guy charge faster, shoot enemies at a distance, knock the enemy backwards, set up mines, poison an enemy, heal the soldier over time, and so on. The charm to it is constructing the unit you want to make and seeing it charge into battle and (hopefully) crush your foes. You just have to keep in mind that even though you're creating a stronger unit, it costs more to make it while the enemy might be swarming in on you.

The other fun part to this game is customizing your soldiers with skins and upgrades, and you can choose which upgrades/skins you want without having to go through others first, which is always appreciated. I also like how open ended this game is about beating certain levels/challenges. There isn't always a correct way to go about something to achieve victory. You can either spam out fodder to overwhelm your enemy, have a mix of certain parts that benefit off each other, or have titans with every expensive part you can throw on it that stomp mostly anything in their path. There's just a good number of things you can do.

But lets talk about some of the negatives now. Because this is a phone port, there isn't much interaction with you and what's happening on the field. You're kind of farting around and waiting to send out your next unit. While it is fun to to watch your units do the work, I wish there was more you could do than just summon an animal friend.

I'm also not a fan of buying straight upgrades for parts you already own. That doesn't encourage swapping parts from ones that you made better than others. I much rather play with a different weapon to give my units than use the same ones for every mission simply because the game is that much easier with them. The fact that the game limits how many parts you can take into battle also irks me. There could've been a lot more depth to the game if you could always choose a counter unit to what your enemy was sending at you instead of being stuck with what you chose and hoping it works out.

But to sum this game up, even with the lack of interactivity, this is still a solid title for under 3 bucks currently, and possibly still worth it for 5 if you enjoy a decent time waster. The multiplayer options also open this game up for more fun if the campaign and endless modes aren't your thing.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
WOW, easily the best 2 pack ive ever bought.. great price and even better game, simple yet deceptively complex. A solid campaign with tons of unloackable upgrades. When I post d about addtional multiplayer modes in the future, they responded quickly and positively. We picked up x2 twin packs and have been playing it head to head and switching opponents between the four of us. I am hereby recomending this game to all my friends. I will also be checking out other games made by these Devs. the gameplay reminds us all of Swords & Soilders, which has been one of our favorites since we got in the Wii like 5 years ago. When we saw that game on Steam we picked it up and enjoy the online multiplayer modes in both of these games. REAL online multiplayer done right... we look forward to buying any DLC for this title the moment it is available. Also we hope they add 2vs2 multiplayer ASAP. Swords & Soilders sadly never did. Bravo Devs! Battlepillars Gold Edition ROCKS!
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
What I Love
1. You can build your own army.
2. Levels++
3. Multiplayer + Endless Mode.
4. Challenge in every level.
5. Costume for your army (+ effects) That will make your army more uniqe.
6. Cards + Achievement (Everyone on Steam loves these! xD)
7. Cheap. ($5 and tons of fun!)

Surprisingly fun! :D

EDIT

Just try the Multiplayer mode with my cousin. Really competitive. You should try this game :D
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
One good thing about the game is the upgrades. As the game progresses, new tools and upgrades become available. Some of them use unit that will help your team or hurt the other directly. The unique thing about some upgrades is that some of them do not work until later. For example, one upgrade acts as a revenge bomb. Once the unit dies, it will unleash several smaller units that will start attacking the enemy. Another upgrade is calling in allies that will aide your side through effects like attacking the other side or bring in extra supplies. These ally units come at a steep price, but they can turn the tide of battle if ever in a tight situation.

Unfortunately, the weakest part of the game is the battle itself. Like most strategy games, you need to send your units towards the enemy base. However, these games usually have a detailed map where terrain is part of the strategy. With Battlepillars, it is always a straight line with no option of changing direction or even sidestepping. Without a way of changing things along the way, it becomes merely a battle of unit selection. Even with that area, there is not much strategy to use there, either. As mentioned earlier, you can buy new units in order to use deeper strategies, but that really is not necessary. By using a few powerful units with a little speed and/or armor, it becomes too easy to overwhelm the enemy with only a few units. This is especially true with multiplayer. In multiplayer, the first player that can send three strong units will usually win the battle. Without the need to think, the battles are merely a series of crashing units.

The battle’s one redeeming quality is the gold challenges. Along with simply defeating the enemy army, a gold challenge asks you to complete the battle under special circumstances. Some of them are simple enough like using a certain size unit. However, others require things like limiting how much you can use. When working under these conditions, it forces you go use some strategy. It is not enough to save the game, but they help it from being a total lost.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I didn't honestly expect this game to be that good, having picked a key up for free. While lacking in higher strategy, this game has managed to turn a simple concept into a decent experience, my main issue being resource management and economy. The simple concept of 'build minion, send at enemy' could have been done quite poorly, however with Battlepillars there is a decent amount of customisation that makes the game fairly enjoyable to play. The current price level is reasonable (as far as steam goes when there isn't a sale on) so you may want to pick it up if you have younger children who are better suitable for a simple mechanic.

Note: Please bear in mind that the stuff you unlock in single player is what you often get in multiplayer (there are options to limit the opponent to mutually aquired items, and to grant opponents the items you have if they don't.) This allows for some seriously unfair matches (+150% resource gain for example) that will often sweep you quickly.

In conclusion, it's not perfect and it may be a bit too simple for some, but it's still reasonably enjoyable to play.

Overall, 5.5 - 6.5/10

EDIT: Accounts from other people have highlighted problems I have not yet experienced myself. Please take into account these other accounts before considering purchasing this game. Thank you!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is great fun! It's essentially a tower defence game. You spend your resources to build caterpillars armed to the teeth with flamethrowers, sticky honey, mines, machine guns, and more! in the hopes to eliminate your opponents base before they elinimate yours. It's a very simple mechanic but works extremely well and is very fun to play.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Battlepillars who have guns, and shoot at other battlepillars. Then next level som more battlepillars who shoot at battlepillars and even more battlepillars who shoot at battlepillars. After a while there is a giant battlepillar who shoots at you, and you have your battlepillars to shoot at him/her (or hen as the Swedes say).
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