By Mike Riley
At its foundation, Kingdom: New Lands ($9.99) is a tower-defense-style game. Build up your kingdom's defenses in order to fend off attacking monsters. If you survive to the next level, you will continue to expand your kingdom and strengthen your defenses while exploring the 2D pixelated lands for the required resources to succeed. You start the game with a queen, a crown, and a horse. Moving your mounted horse left or right reveals landscape that may contain characters to recruit and structures to build. You need to recruit and build to shore up your kingdom's defenses against the night-time raids of demons, ghosts, and other nasty surprises. As you progress and survive, you will level up to even more challenging and enchanting environments. If you die, you start over at the last level reached. Does this mobile port retain the wide appeal it achieved with its PC game fan base? Read on to find out.