Apocalyptic Video Game: ARMY OF DARKNESS DEFENSE (iOS)

Because I click almost every link I encounter1, I discovered the most amazingly fun (and free) game on my iPod via an advertisement! A semi-side-scrolling, pseudo beat-em-up, defense game called Army of Darkness Defense. … Why yes, the game is based on the famously camp B-movies staring Bruce Campbell.

Army of Darkness Defense features characters from the Army of Darkness movie, such as Ash (including voice over quotes), Lord Arthur, and Duke Henry.

You play as Ash (and some kind of war god who controls the Smithy and makes the troops come) leading the charge of good guys defending the Necronomicon against the charge of the Deadite Army.

The games is pretty easy to understand and get into. You attack as Ash and buy supporting troops to assist you, you have special moves that take a while to charge, and every time a Deadite dies you collect the cash prize that drops to help fund your army upgrades.

The game is published by Blackflip Studios, and is FREE. Literally. It costs Zero dollars, and Zero cents. And, it was so addicting and fun that I played it for nearly three days straight2. I needed to kill every skeleton and zombie. I needed to max out all my special moves. I beat the game, all 50 (if I remember correctly) waves, and was so excited to discover that beating the game unlocks “Endless” mode.

In “Endless” there is a constant barrage of enemies and the goal is to stay alive and collect loot.



In this tug-of-war, casual defense game based on the MGM classic movie, you play Ash, the time-traveling, evil-fighting, S-Mart sales clerk as you defend Lord Arthur’s castle and the Necronomicon from the oncoming hordes of evil undead. ARMY OF DARKNESS: DEFENSE takes the witty charm of the cult classic movie and combines it with gorgeous graphics and innovative casual gameplay that is certain to entertain any mobile gamer. (Source: blackflip studios website)

Platform: iOS

Rating: Rated 12+ for the following: Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes, Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Current Price: FREE

iTunes Link

  1. Yes, this has brought me to some strange places. No, I don’t get viruses; I practice safe clicking.
  2. Making me the most anti-social panda, ever


My parents let me watch and read way too much science fiction and fantasy when I was a child. Now that I'm grown, I'm bored and I can't wait for SkyNet to awaken or the super-virus to cull the human population. I'll be safe because I've learned to reason with robots from Data and the Terminator franchise... and I eat gummy vitamins by the fist-full.

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