We all know that playing flash games is really fun, but the joy can wear off when you are frantically clicking away at the next wave of invaders. Far too many monitors have suffered the injustice of a cold fist from an enraged gamer finding themselves utterly defeated after hours of effort. We don’t want this to happen. If you love your monitor as much as you love free flash games, then you should read this series of tips about how to win at strategy defense games.
These tips will refer to strategic defense games that focus more on setting up turrets and defenses that will do all the work for you. There are a few basic things that you should always keep in the back of your mind during the game. Remember basic defense tactics. How did the Spartans win? Basic bottlenecking tactics can allow for you to face rough odds with less than perfect defenses. This can be very helpful at the start of the level when you need to bankroll a little money to afford the good stuff. Bottlenecking is really easy to pull off in all types of defense flash games. If the enemies move along one set path, then you will probably want to set up a cluster of tough defenses in one spot that covers the most space on the path. Placing a turret at a corner or between rows can allow for double the protection at the same price. If you are playing a game where the enemies are just trying to get across the field, then you will want to use your defenses to set the path for them. Make it as long and winding as possible to give you a lot of time in the later levels to pick the tough bosses off.
It may be important for you to also remember the beauty of the KISS rule in your flash game. If you Keep It Simple and Stupid, you may actually do better. When placing defenses, it can be tempting to buy a big variety of the more expensive ones. The problem is that you can’t forget the basic. It doesn’t matter if your enemy is crawling along half-frozen in a wind tunnel with demoralizing music playing, if you don’t have enough cannons spread out to actually damage them. Focusing too much on special effects will probably result in frustration and some emergency selling to throw up another cannon to pick off that last baddie.
In the same breath, you also need to remember to take advantage of upgrades and special effects when necessary. Nothing is more frustrating than watching the boss run through your elaborate defenses as you barely scratch the health bar. A well placed effect turret to slow the invaders can make all the difference. In many cases, it is also worth it to save the extra gold to buy an upgrade instead of another turret. This really depends on the game though.
These tips should help you survive the next wave in your favorite arcade. Just keep these basic ideas in the back of your mind, and your flash gaming experience will remain a good one.