Montowers, an iOS game in which players collect monsters to represent them in battle, has been a resounding success for its developer and publisher, Buffstone. The game's broad appeal has garnered over 10,000 postive reviews and earned it a number one spot in Japan's game category for two weeks. Potential for the quality game to reach even greater heights has led to a partnership between Buffstone and YD Online, with the goal of releasing the game in Korea for the first time, and organizing a relaunch in the United States and China to celebrate its successes.
YD Online was founded in 2000 as an online game company, and went public on the Korean Stock Exchange in 2005. With a stable of successful hits in Korea, including Audition, Audition 2, golf hit Shot Online and the MMORG Priston Tale, YD Online and Buffstone's partnership makes excellent sense for both parties.
In Montowers, players take on the role of a powerful sorcerer/scientist who utilizes the help of his gorgeous assistant to summon a wide variety of monsters in order to defeat each level of the game's 600 towers. Each tower level is defended by an enemy monster, and through battle the player can acquire monster coins as trophies. These coins can then be used to summon the defeated monster to battle as an ally. "Monsters" include a staggering array of creatures, including mythological beasts, horror genre creatures, and even adorable fantasy creatures. Spooky, seductive, creepy, or cute, each Montowers monsters is prepared to prove itself in battle for its master.
The game features RPG-like elements, as players work to earn upgrades for each monster, improving their battle-ready forces continually. Upgrades not only improve monsters' stats, but enhance their appearances as well, adding greater detail and more accessories. Attention to aesthetics and exceptional art direction play no small part in the game's appeal, as each new monster unveiled is a new pleasure. Monster battles are interactive, but controls are simple and elegant - Montowers is a true pick-up-and-play title.
MonTowers 1.3.1 is now $.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The re-launch of the game in the United States and China will be used to inform more potential fans of the popular game, while its first time launch in Korea will increase the game's availability even more.