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Kingdom Rush Origins keeps the fun and familiar look (pictures)

The latest installment from Kingdom Rush has the same cartoonish graphics of the old versions, but adds plenty to keep the game fun.

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Kingdom Rush Origins

As the third installment of a the popular tower-defense franchise, Kingdom Rush Origins continues to get better, improving upon the fun and familiar gameplay.

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Four towers, so many updates

You only get four towers, but with so many ways to upgrade, you have plenty of options.

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Explore the map

As you progress you'll unlock new challenges. The map is also where you can find things like hero and tower upgrades, an encyclopedia of all towers, heroes and enemies and your list of achievements.

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Mix up your towers

You'll want to have a mix of different tower types to most efficiently hold off the enemy onslaught.

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Enemy vulnerabilities

Whenever a new monster shows up on the scene, read the associated tool tip to find out its strengths and weaknesses.

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Choose your hero

The Hero room is where you can select a hero (across the top), and upgrade each of the abilities (in the bottom right).

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Get all the stars!

Like many games these days, you'll get a star rating at the end of a level so you'll know how well you did.

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