As with venerable Atari classic Missile Command, categorising incoming attacks as pertinent or non-threatening and countering appropriately is the crux of arcade-like iOS game Last Defense of our Time. It's a reassuringly familiar experience even if it's not an especially novel one.

But along with the basics, Last Defense throws in multiple weapon types, enemies, bosses, and a campaign to play through before you can fight oncoming waves at your leisure.

Though the story's perfunctory and flat nature doesn't help rescue the early verve when the game's later levels become monotonous, developer Beauty of the Fall managed to wring enough from an established formula to make stemming yet another alien invasion worth your time.

Last Defense of our Time: Specs

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

OUR VERDICT

Last Defense of our Time is hardly iOS gaming's most experimental hour, but this Missile Command-a-like offers reliable pocket arcade thrills.

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