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Super Sanctum TD
Past and present collide
by Jon Mundy 22/1/2014
Product: Super Sanctum TD
Developer: Coffee Stain Studios
Format: iPad
Genre: Tower defence
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There's a funny thing that unites most of the 'retro' iOS games we play each month. They rarely bear much close comparison to the games we used to play back in the '80s and '90s.

Oh, sure, the basic premise might be the same, and you can bet there’ll be familiar pixel-art graphics and an 8-bit soundtrack. But when it comes down to it, the gameplay systems are usually distinctly 21st century.

Super Sanctum TD is one of the more blatant of these contradictions. It presents itself as a retro tower defence game, which is an anachronistic term if ever we saw one.

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Summary
A solid and deceptively involving tower defence game hidden behind some oddly retro visuals, Super Sanctum TD is nonetheless strictly for those who can’t get enough of this over-subscribed genre
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 5
Overall: 7
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