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Tubby
04-20-2007, 08:48 PM
http://www.handdrawngames.com (http://www.handdrawngames.com/)

Its a very fun and addicting game where you try to use different towers to kill "creeps". Trust me, it takes a lot of strategy.

Though I'd recommend you start on easy mode, if you play on medium or hard mode you can submit your score and compare it with only NFLDCers. To do that, enter your name, click submit, then type in NFLDC when you choose which group to submit your score to. Once your score has been submitted, others can see what score you got and which maze you used (it is beneficial to make a long, winding path in order to kill the creeps effectively).

If anybody has any questions about the game post them here and I'll try to answer them.

neko4
04-20-2007, 10:45 PM
took me a minute, but i got a good hold of easy

neko4
04-20-2007, 11:12 PM
I still havent beat a boss!

Tubby
04-20-2007, 11:17 PM
I still havent beat a boss!

Do you mean the level 48 and 49 bosses or any of the bosses at all?

sdpads24
04-20-2007, 11:34 PM
Pretty fun and addicting game, but once you get to around level 40, it gets ridiculously hard

steelersfan43
04-20-2007, 11:47 PM
This game is hard but fun, I just made like a straight pathway of towers is that the way to go? Should I go mainly water towers or pelet? I havnt beaten any boss either?

Boston
04-20-2007, 11:53 PM
This game is hard but fun, I just made like a straight pathway of towers is that the way to go? Should I go mainly water towers or pelet? I havnt beaten any boss either?

Make a long path that the creeps have to follow.

neko4
04-20-2007, 11:57 PM
This game is hard but fun, I just made like a straight pathway of towers is that the way to go? Should I go mainly water towers or pelet? I havnt beaten any boss either?
I wind them around, go side to side and stuff
No i cant beat any bosses, im slow to learning video games, but gimme a week and i'll be doing medium/hard

I hate how you get so far and loose, its discouraging and makes you wanna take a break

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 12:07 AM
I am dominating now/

sdpads24
04-21-2007, 12:10 AM
Your playing on easy right? Did you get to level 40?

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 12:10 AM
I got a typhoon tower, they cant get passed me :)

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 12:12 AM
Im at lvl 33 and pwning

neko4
04-21-2007, 12:24 AM
got to level 45

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 12:31 AM
I beat the game on easy, woo


What are special about the immunes? Can they not get frozen or something?

neko4
04-21-2007, 12:37 AM
I got a typhoon tower, they cant get passed me :)

dude how do you do that???

Caddy
04-21-2007, 12:40 AM
Im at 36 and startin to get bored

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 12:55 AM
click on a water tower and keep upgrading it

neko4
04-21-2007, 01:06 AM
click on a water tower and keep upgrading it

oh...to what level, cuz i have one of mine at 4 i think

Tubby
04-21-2007, 01:07 AM
dude how do you do that???

You upgrade a squirt tower all the way (to upgrade a tower click on it and press U, but it costs money)

For those who dont know which maze to make, you want a long, winding maze. When the creeps turn, they stop briefly, making a long maze with as many turns as possible the best possible maze.

As for which towers to use, get 1 or 2 dart towers and upgrade them all the way (upgrade one fully and then concentrate on the other). Afterwards, upgrade 4 or 5 squirt towers into typhoon towers (which will take the entire game because the last upgrade costs 290 gold). Be sure to upgrade anti-air towers and freeze towers progressively along the way.

If you click on the group scores tab on the top, then search for NFLDC, then click on Tubby, you can see my map, which can act as an example map for new players. It is not a perfect maze, it is just an ok maze, but it is a good example.

I looked at the other submitted maps, and I noticed a couple common mistakes. You shouldnt upgrade every tower you build, its a waste of money and less powerful than upgrading a few select towers all the way. Also, it isnt necessary to build a complete maze, if you make a few powerful towers at the beginning of the maze the creeps will never reach the end anyway.

DChess
04-21-2007, 01:19 AM
i have the worst score because i tried hard first, that hurt

neko4
04-21-2007, 01:25 AM
Nevermind .

Tubby
04-21-2007, 01:33 AM
Oh I was one upgrade away, when we click on the link are we already apart of the NFLDC group?

No, after you submit your score there is a box to enter which group you want to submit to.

On one of my maps, there arent any swarm towers. This is because I sold them after level 49. Having swarm towers is a very good idea, they are just useless for level 50.

neko4
04-21-2007, 01:47 AM
the anomyous person who got 5000 on hard is me...I wish

jk

DChess
04-21-2007, 02:49 AM
this game is so hard

j05son
04-21-2007, 04:37 AM
Here are my easy screenshots...

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6605/scoreih9.png

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5475/untitled1xl4.png

Medium is a bigger step than I thought it would be...I f'd up badly at first...2 Lines...I tried twice and am going to bed...

neko4
04-21-2007, 09:31 AM
Man I could play this game for ever
How do you get screen shots like that?

j05son
04-21-2007, 11:59 AM
Man I could play this game for ever
How do you get screen shots like that?

Open up paint...

when you want to take a screenshot hit the prt scr button (Print screen) on your keyboard....

Then go to paint and paste it, crl+v.

Save it, host it, I use imageshack.us
and then that's all...

neko4
04-21-2007, 12:39 PM
Open up paint...

when you want to take a screenshot hit the prt scr button (Print screen) on your keyboard....

Then go to paint and paste it, crl+v.

Save it, host it, I use imageshack.us
and then that's all...
I hit print screen and then tried to paste but nothing

Tubby
04-21-2007, 02:06 PM
Who is anonymous and you never know? I want to know who is beating my scores.

Damix
04-21-2007, 02:54 PM
Wow is hard hard

YouNeverKnow
04-21-2007, 03:06 PM
Who is anonymous and you never know? I want to know who is beating my scores.

I'd be YouNeverKnow, I had a 6200+ score on Medium but I was an idiot and didn't read the instructions, and didn't type my name in. Haven't tried Hard yet, but Medium is pretty easy once you find a strategy that works.

Fun game though

Damix
04-21-2007, 03:21 PM
Yea, just beat medium on my 2nd try, not too bad

how do points work?

ironman4579
04-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Woohoo! Second worst score!

DChess
04-21-2007, 03:51 PM
i cant beat easy :(

neko4
04-21-2007, 03:53 PM
i cant beat easy :(

haha even i can do that

Damix
04-21-2007, 04:03 PM
i cant beat easy :(


thats pathetic

steelersfan43
04-21-2007, 09:11 PM
I love this game, so fun

ny10804
04-21-2007, 10:34 PM
1482 on Hard.

It's the god damn "flying" that always gets me. Hard to incorporate the air base thing I guess.


1429 this time, I'm done for the night.

ny10804
04-22-2007, 12:05 AM
1923. I must surpass anonymous!

j05son
04-22-2007, 12:19 AM
I hit print screen and then tried to paste but nothing

you have to use crtl+V to paste it in microsoft paint....I use paint since all Windows has it...

If you are on a Mac you do it differently...

Try googling or yahooing "how to take screenshots"

That's how I learned...It's easy once you get ahold of that prnt scren button...

Damix
04-22-2007, 01:15 AM
Just played hard 2 more times, kind of getting it

ny10804
04-22-2007, 11:21 AM
[reclaimes second place]

Your move, Damix.

bantx
04-22-2007, 12:25 PM
2nd try ever, towards the end i realize that you can upgrade lol, i just made a maze for the thingys to go thru only thing that got was air.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/Bantx/towerdefense.jpg

Boston
04-22-2007, 12:31 PM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7183/desktoptowerdefenselj6.png

It's not really about how big of a maze you can make, rather the amount of upgrades.

ny10804
04-22-2007, 12:32 PM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7183/desktoptowerdefenselj6.png

It's not really about how big of a maze you can make, rather the amount of upgrades.

No, it's the maze. You won't last long in hard without a maze.

Edit - I'll try one without a maze.

neko4
04-22-2007, 01:41 PM
god...somebody nominate me worst all-time...
1) You never know 5901avg.
2) Tubby 5357.33
3) Damix 5084
4) Boston 3493.75
5) sf43 3169
6) jj 2706
7) McBain 2409
8) Bantx 2133.5
9) Jackalope 1749.14
10) Zim3031 1426
11) Neko4 1116.9
12) DChess 695
13) ironman4579 616


Im going thru a rebuilding period

ny10804
04-22-2007, 01:49 PM
Pos Name Lives Score
1 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=850300) Anonymous (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=850300) 6 5158
2 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=885470) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=885470) 0 2804
3 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=882414) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=882414) 0 2297
4 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=874186) Damix (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=874186) 0 2123
5 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873712) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873712) 0 2115
6 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873104) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873104) 0 1923
7 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873900) Damix (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=873900) 0 1907
8 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=871619) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=871619) 0 1482
9 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=872143) ny10804 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=872143) 0 1429
10 (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=863001) Damix (http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/ViewMap.asp?scoreid=863001) 0 858
Who is anonymous? Anyone? Or is it just there by default?

neko4
04-22-2007, 01:50 PM
Anonymous is "you never know"

ny10804
04-22-2007, 01:51 PM
Anonymous is "you never know"

I would've never known.

Damix
04-22-2007, 02:23 PM
I tried to emulate his maze, but I do even worse when I try that.

I think a strategy is to make a full maze with pellet and then when you have some upgrade some, and replace some with squirts, a few darts and 2 or 3 frost. Also have 2 almost fully upgraded air towers in the middle

ny10804
04-22-2007, 02:25 PM
I tried to emulate his maze, but I do even worse when I try that.

I think a strategy is to make a full maze with pellet and then when you have some upgrade some, and replace some with squirts, a few darts and 2 or 3 frost. Also have 2 almost fully upgraded air towers in the middle

Sniper towers in the middle are key. They're wasted if they're too close to the edges.

Damix
04-22-2007, 02:40 PM
it looks like you should upgrade all the pellet towers at least twice and then have a few typoon and sinper towers around

steelersfan43
04-22-2007, 02:55 PM
Typhoon towers are key.

Tubby
04-22-2007, 03:00 PM
I tried to emulate his maze, but I do even worse when I try that.

I think a strategy is to make a full maze with pellet and then when you have some upgrade some, and replace some with squirts, a few darts and 2 or 3 frost. Also have 2 almost fully upgraded air towers in the middle

Most enemies wont even make it to the end of the maze, and those who do wont be stopped by pellets. Making a full maze is a waste of time, rather you should make a half maze and focus on upgrading your squirt and dart towers.

Tubby
04-22-2007, 03:04 PM
it looks like you should upgrade all the pellet towers at least twice and then have a few typoon and sinper towers around

Doing that is just a waste of money, pellet towers do more damage, but they fire way too slowly to be effective. Their main purpose should be to maze. 1-3 sniper towers should be on every map though.

I like to have the following:
1 blizzard tower
1-3 sniper towers
4-5 typhoon towers
2 dart towers
2-4 storm towers

Tubby
04-22-2007, 03:07 PM
Posted something in the wrong thread, ignore this post.

Damix
04-22-2007, 03:13 PM
Doing that is just a waste of money, pellet towers do more damage, but they fire way too slowly to be effective. Their main purpose should be to maze. 1-3 sniper towers should be on every map though.

I like to have the following:
1 blizzard tower
1-3 sniper towers
4-5 typhoon towers
2 dart towers
2-4 storm towers


I'll take my chances with what the guy who actaully beat hard did

ny10804
04-22-2007, 03:24 PM
http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/885470.gif

That's my best one so far. 2804 on hard.

Damix
04-22-2007, 03:40 PM
What level?

Damix
04-22-2007, 04:02 PM
I keep getting worse =/

McBain
04-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Most enemies wont even make it to the end of the maze, and those who do wont be stopped by pellets. Making a full maze is a waste of time, rather you should make a half maze and focus on upgrading your squirt and dart towers.

to true, i learned that the hard way the first time i played... but once you get the hang of it, it's way fun. I hate the flying ones on upper levels, cuz i always forget to prep for them.

Damix
04-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Just lost on the last level of hard =/

Typhoon is the way tp go

bantx
04-22-2007, 05:28 PM
air always gets me!

ny10804
04-22-2007, 06:00 PM
Just lost on the last level of hard =/

Typhoon is the way tp go

I just got back from practice, and resumed my game and got 3887 on hard, up to the last level with the (like) 15 sperm bosses things. I submit my score, thinking it will be head and shoulders above the next closest one, and see you got a 4568....

This was mine:

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/890798.gif

Anyway, I was looking at yours, and it looks like they let you block one of the exits? Is that it, or am I looking at it wrong?

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/889882.gif

steelersfan43
04-22-2007, 06:04 PM
I just got back from practice, and resumed my game and got 3887 on hard, up to the last level with the (like) 15 sperm bosses things. I submit my score, thinking it will be head and shoulders above the next closest one, and see you got a 4568....

Anyway, I was looking at yours, and it looks like they let you block one of the exits? Is that it, or am I looking at it wrong?

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/889882.gif

Yea it does look like one is blocked... Modder!

RoyHall#1
04-22-2007, 06:08 PM
This is dumb, I played this game last night at a friends house but my stupid computer won't play it. It says the screen is done loading but where the game should be is just a white screen. Any suggestions?

draftguru151
04-22-2007, 06:46 PM
This is pretty fun.

neko4
04-22-2007, 06:50 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i235/deranu4/mybestone.jpg
I got 3300 w/ this on and was a few levels away
I shoulda put more stuff near the southeast corenr
I also forced all of the monster thingys into one lane

Tubby
04-22-2007, 06:56 PM
I'll take my chances with what the guy who actaully beat hard did

This guy has the second best score on hard today. Im guessing he sold his anti-air towers after level 49.

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/886771.gif

draftguru151
04-22-2007, 07:02 PM
I finished easy mode with 3165.

steelersfan43
04-22-2007, 08:04 PM
I beat medium with 17 lives left and a score of 5100+

I win I win I only let 3 pass WooooT

How is the game scored? I only let 3 pass (less then everyone) and I didnt get the high score. :(

Damix
04-22-2007, 08:34 PM
I didn't block anything

DChess
04-22-2007, 09:04 PM
just beat easy, its time to try medium, here we gooooooooooo

bantx
04-22-2007, 09:11 PM
i just went straight to medium lol

jballa838
04-22-2007, 09:45 PM
i got 4000 something

Tubby
04-22-2007, 11:02 PM
I beat medium with 17 lives left and a score of 5100+

I win I win I only let 3 pass WooooT

How is the game scored? I only let 3 pass (less then everyone) and I didnt get the high score. :(

If you press N before the next wave comes, you get more points.

Damix
04-22-2007, 11:27 PM
I just found the keyboard shortcuts, that makes things faster a bit

edgrenade
04-23-2007, 12:52 AM
Just got 5755, third place. I could do better though.

Damix
04-23-2007, 01:26 AM
Ahh I know how to beat hard now, lost on the last level again, but I got a good idea while doing it, I'll do it tomorrow

ny10804
04-23-2007, 05:42 PM
Finally beat Hard.

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/916348.gif

4867, 5 lives remaining.

jballa838
04-23-2007, 08:14 PM
5224 on medium!!!
here is what it looked like.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/jballa838/DTD.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/jballa838/DT.jpg

Tubby
04-23-2007, 08:32 PM
I beat medium using squirts only. The beginning is the hardest part.

Vikes99ej
04-23-2007, 10:19 PM
It gets kinda boring after a while. I got to level 20 on medium without losing a life.

awfullyquiet
04-24-2007, 01:01 AM
the game is ridiculous. ly awesome.

tEk
04-24-2007, 01:03 AM
i get to level 31-34 and cant finish hard.

neko4
04-24-2007, 06:23 PM
i get to level 31-34 and cant finish hard.

thats about me too

BuckNaked
04-24-2007, 07:02 PM
I gave up after not being able to complete level 1 on easy.

Michigan
04-24-2007, 07:04 PM
#13 overall score, pretty solid 5024 (medium)

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/945535.gif

DChess
05-21-2007, 01:32 AM
i keep playing the 100, which is 100 levels on hard, and i just got to lvl 78, pretty dam hard after a while, especially when the normal creeps got like 20,000 health each, and the bosses have 250,000, it gets rough. but i didnt let up by first live unitl level like 68

neko4
07-14-2007, 11:57 AM
anyone still play?

jballa838
12-31-2007, 09:37 PM
this game is awesome!

jballa838
12-31-2007, 10:00 PM
5147 on medium first try :)

McBain
01-17-2008, 07:09 PM
6267 on Medium

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/4375813.gif

jayceheathman
01-17-2008, 08:22 PM
6267 on Medium

http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Maps/4375813.gif

How do you get up to that much with the limited money you have to start with? I have beat easy but I die on medium before I can get to many things out there to block them.

d34ng3l021
01-17-2008, 08:52 PM
Haha. I used to play this stuff in Warcraft. So fun.

McBain
01-22-2008, 04:12 PM
How do you get up to that much with the limited money you have to start with? I have beat easy but I die on medium before I can get to many things out there to block them.

I upgrade my squirts as fast as i can... i usually make there then i try to make the creeps pass them as much as possible. Eventually i start to upgrade the Sniper Towers... once you get three or four to level five it's pretty easy... i always forget to make air **** for the final two Boss airplanes... that was the only thing i missed.