Yeehaw! Rustlers are after your bulls! That's like the Wild West version of someone trying to steal your Camaro! In Long Way, a new western tower defense game from Meetreen Games, your job is to get together a posse and show those rustlers what happens to dirty snakes who break the law of the West.
Like most tower defense games, the enemies come in through one end of a maze while your bulls are at the other end. The bad guys are after your bulls, and if you lose too many the game is over. Place your posse on the canyon walls above the rustlers and fill 'em full of lead! You start with nothing but the standard pistol-packin' cowpoke, but after each map you'll earn some gold and experience. Use the gold to hire new cowboys with different weapons and skills, such as shotgun-wielding bandits, dynamite-lobbing gentlemen and even a Native American or two. You can also buy gear which gives bonuses to your entire posse or replace lost bulls. Experience allows you to level up and buy new skills for your posse; you'll need 'em to deal with some of the more low-down and dirty rustlers!
Long Way blends classic Tower Defense gameplay with a great upgrade system that adds a lot of longevity. You can develop your posse in a variety of ways, so even though the game can be fairly difficult there are several paths to success. Trying different strategies goes a long way toward keeping the game fresh. Long story short, hunker on down with some vittles and hit the ol' dusty trail!