Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm Is Another Dose Of Final Fantasy Defense

By Spencer . May 13, 2009 . 12:57am


So, that Vanguard Storm trademark wasn’t for a Square Enix action game. It’s a subtitle for a Crystal Defenders sequel. Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm is also a defense game, but not a tower defense game. Vanguard Storm is a monster blocking game.


Monsters move from the left side of the screen to the right. You have to block them with job classes from Final Fantasy Tactics A2. The system is has a rock-paper-scissors element to it. Soldiers are good against ground troops, but can’t hit flying ones and are not effective against mushy puddings. Archers take care of Ahrimans and Black Mages hit puddings with spells. Players can beef up their line with HP restoring White Mages, attack boosting Bishops, and Paladins that shield a line from advancing enemies.


Like Crystal Defenders, Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm is premiering on mobile phones. If you have an iPhone you can get it right now on the app store for $4.99. A console port has not been announced at this time, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN later in the future.


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4 Responses to “Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm Is Another Dose Of Final Fantasy Defense”

Volcynika Says:

2009 seems to love Tower Defense and the Zombies thing seems to overfill into it too.

Mazen Says:

Am boycotting Apple so my only choice is to wait for Wiiware PSN releases.

CleruTesh Says:

Why boycotting Apple? Just for the lack of a D-pad?

Mazen Says:

What D-pad? Steve Jobs used the US government relations to make the Ipod successful world wide to improve US products image on the way too, there were strong hints of this in the Department of Justice report few days ago which kinda stringthin the rumors that were going years ago,I just feel this is unfair.

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