[Beyond PlayStation] Sleep Attack Review
You’re feeling sleepy. Just a little more. Close your eyes. It’s alright… don’t worry about those monsters. Check our review of Sleep Attack review!
Rotate and rule supreme!
Enjoy an amazing new TWIST in Tower Defense! You control the layout of the battlefield, and you decide the paths your enemies follow!
Build and place powerful turrets to attack invading enemies. Then rotate the battlefield to force foes down your preferred path of destruction. Be careful though, there are always multiple routes to control!
Combine tactical planning with strategic tower upgrades to slow, divert and damage your enemies. Carefully choose the placement and upgrade levels of your towers, as each turret possesses unique strengths and weaknesses.
– Twist and turn your enemies so your towers can destroy them!
– Nine tower types to construct and upgrade, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
– 17 gruesome enemies with different abilities, ranging from the speedy Boardog to the gargantuan Ghost.
– Six unique and beautifully designed dream worlds containing many epic levels to conquer.
– Discover massive boss enemies, each with their own fearsome powers and special abilities.
– Beautiful dreamlike graphics take you on a vividly imagined journey.
Sleep Attack is a new tower defense game from Bad Seed that literally twists the genre by focusing on having a turntable as part of its gameplay mechanics. You play as an oddly familiar character… don’t know why, but he sorta rings a bell. You’re a giant monster who falls asleep while watching TV, and you wake up in a dreamland where smaller monsters are coming to attack your body.
The gameplay for this should feel very familiar if you’ve played other tower defense games. You get different units to defend the monster from the enemies that are slowly but surely rolling into the scene. You can also power up your units to make them stronger, which will be needed if you want to stay on top of things. Put them in the path of the enemies, weakening them so that you can destroy them. It’s a time tested and proven concept, which is why I appreciated Sleep Attack giving it a literal twist since you’ll be twisting each level around to move your units so that they can do the most damage to enemies based on the path they’re taking. And as the monsters approach to attack your bigger monster, you can spin the table to pick the paths they are going to take as well!
This certainly feels like a game-changer for the genre as it lets you pick the paths that you want enemies to take, which will allow you to also pick which of your units will be attacking them, so you’ll be able to maximize their potential as you set them up and upgrade them. This really does give Sleep Attack a different feel by giving you more options on how you want to attack each wave of enemies. You do have some leeway since the sleeping monster can sustain 20 hits, so as long as you don’t let more than 19 enemies attack it, you’ll be able to complete the level.
There are six worlds in total to visit, with a variety of stages for each one. When you switch up between the worlds, each one will have a different feel with a distinct color theme and pattern, but beyond the layout changing, most of them don’t feel too different gameplay-wise. Each of the stages will reward you at the end with up to three stars based on your performance. This was easy to achieve at first, but near the end of the game… the challenge was ramped up considerably. It does help that you can go back to prior levels with the units you’ve earned in later levels to help increase your star count.
I talked about how the turntable allows for different strategies, and it’s this that helps to set Sleep Attack apart from the mountain of tower defense games out there, but that’s where the differences stop. It uses units and upgrades patterns that feel very similar to other tower defense games, which, on the bright-side, will make it easier for you to get the hang of things. The similarities don’t detract from the fun gameplay mechanics.
I had a great time with Sleep Attack. It’s been a while since I enjoyed a tower defense game this much, and I think a lot of it is due to the strategy that opened up from being able to literally turn the tables on my attackers. This is a solid tower defense game that is worth playing, especially for fans of the genre.
This Sleep Attack review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Bad Seed.