If you like a good defense game, then Deep Defence is the game to download. Simple by design, but big on entertainment, Deep Defence puts you in the driver’s seat of a heavily armored tank, armed with plenty of weaponry.
The game itself is not super complicated. Download it for free and you will see the main menu which allows you to set your preferences easily. This includes notifications, sounds and the ability to make in-app purchases.
Deep Defence also links to the other players through Game Center, so you can even play with others that you know, provided you know their gaming ids. The other benefit to Game Center is that you can see how well you do against others, stepping up the competitive fervor if you wish.
When I first started playing, I fumbled a bit with the controls. The stage is a battlefield littered with blown up tanks, trees, and terrain. At the bottom left of the screen is a dial that shows four arrows, similar to a compass. One points up, one down, one to the left, and one to the right. I soon figured out that by moving my finger over and around the circle, my tank would then move around the battlefield.
Emanating from my tank was a red dotted line. I assume this outlined the path of my missiles when I fired. So, then I tried to see how to move this part of my tank, and never quite got the hang of it. My tank would move where I wanted it to, but the missile portion just sort of rotated on its own in a random fashion.
This meant I was able to hit a few targeted tanks, but oftentimes, I was left with some heavy damage to myself, unable to defend in the nick of time.
Nonetheless, I forged forward and continued play. Apparently I was good enough to at least get past the initial stage.
Every time you fire a missile, there’s your tank will experience downtime to allow for a missile reload, making the game play somewhat realistic. Just be careful about where you are so you can safely reload without someone sneaking up behind you.
After playing for a while I was able to control my tank better and was able to take down more enemy tanks, which helped me rack up more ammo and strength.
The only small downside to the game is the lack of instruction or background on what you are supposed to be doing. Now, I realize that if I am playing a tank defense game, I am most likely firing missile and trying to defend my turf. However, there was no explanation as to why you were there, if you need to get somewhere and what to do.
I guess for a simple game, it really doesn’t need a whole lot of story behind it. If you are looking for something mindless to do, then Deep Defence provides exactly that. A quick getaway that does not overtax you.