“Castle Raid” is a game on the iOS App Store that was developed by Arcticmill. The game is currently available at a price of $1.99. The game is available on both the iPod/iPhone and the iPad. It is compatible with any device starting with the third generation iPod and up. It has also been optimized for the larger iPhone 5 screen.
“Castle Raid” places the player in control of an army of knights, archers and foot soldiers as they try to conquer the enemy castle. The player must gather wood using peasants, which can be converted into gold. It is recommended that player send out other units with the peasants to protect them, as they are quite frail. The gold is used to summon units, and each one has a specific cost. When summoned, units will automatically move toward the enemy base (except peasants, who will move to the nearest tree). If the player’s units encounter an enemy unit, or if an archer comes within range of an enemy, they will automatically start to attack them. They will continue fighting until one of the units is defeated, and then the victor will continue toward the opposing castle. Players are also in control of two special towers: a magician tower and a cannon tower. Each one has an ability that can be used to devastate the enemy forces. These abilities have a cooldown before they can be used again. Be mindful however: the enemy army also has access to these abilities. The battle continues until one team destroys the other team’s main castle. After the player’s victory or defeat, a result screen will appear, showing what each team did and used during the battle.
The battles average around 5-8 minutes, depending on the player’s skill and the enemy’s difficulty level. Players have two options for opponents: AI opponents and human opponents. AI opponents vary in difficulty, some being relatively easy while others are very difficult. Human opponents can be battled on the iPad version, using one screen for both players. Each player controls one of the armies and each player must use their side of the screen to control their army. Depending on each player’s skill, these battles can be significantly longer or shorter than battles against the AI.
To learn more about “Castle Raid,” visit its page on the iTunes store, or its official website, which are linked below: