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Dairojo! Samurai Defenders features four game modes: normal, score attack, random and vs mode. Players select one of six Japanese castles and defend their territory against highly skilled, offensive armies who strike across land, air and through networks of underground tunnels as they launch waves of attacks to capture your castle. By tactically positioning army units that include spears, archers, gunners, generals and cannons to halt the enemy attack before they breach the castle gates and take control.

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Posted by Ron DelVillano

A strong defence, or will it just offend?

Here is it, folks. Yet another entry in the ever popular tower defence genre on DSiWare. With a focus on arcade-style high score achieving rather than plot-driven level advancement, Dairojo! Samurai Defenders makes for a slightly different experience...

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User Comments (9)



Slave said:

Got the game... and... I dunno... What am I doing wrong here?

I start the game, and I have only level 3 to start with... its friggin' hard... 99 waves and I barely make it to wave 25...

I do consider myself a somewhat Veteran Tower Defence dude... but wow... WTF really? Why am I starting at the castle #3 at level 3 (3-3) and there seems like no other leve before this one? I check castle #6 there it had a level one, but I made it to wave 2 before dying... WTF??

This game is frigging hard, but I dont understand the levels. first level is the 3rd?? Seriously? Gimme a break... I dunno about the units and you're throwing me in the 3rd castle's level 3... uh??



Nacho-Abylight said:

@Slave Himeji Castle is the default start castle and it should be the easiest one because there is only one door and no scroll. If you look at the Japan map, Himeji castle has *3 stars and for example kumamoto has *8 stars. That is the overall difficulty level. Hope this helps. If you need tips send us email to support@abylight.com



Slave said:

Cool thanks! It's a bit confusing... plus the difficulty level is so damn hard for a 3 stars... cant wait to beat it and take on the 8 stars castle O_O haha

I do love the game, just wish the difficulty curve would start out easier, and then get bit harder... or at least a training level for us to get to know each "Soldiers" in our army and what they really do... game starts out with a hard level and 99 waves and we dont even know what the units do and how to use them correctly, as if the game consider we already know everything. I did checked the Manual and they do give nice instructions... but reading it and then using it is completely different... Gonna try again now.



Nacho-Abylight said:

@slave yes it is harder than your average tower defense game But I'm pretty sure that you will become an addict. Good luck in your second try!



Slave said:

Thanks, I did just beat the first level... but then again it still feels weird to get the "Congrats on beating Level 3" message at the end... I mean... this is the first level I do. it should be called level one... just saying, the numeration should've at least follow each other correctly..

What is the star system? I beaten the stage and get a circle and 4 stars... does that mean I got 4 stars on my performance or the circle is the only thing that counts and I sucked terribly and only got 1 out of 5? haha



rgathright said:

Wow, this is really a challenging game but I enjoy the game interface. Looks like someone on the development staff was giving a nod to the old NES Nobunga's Ambition series!

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