On the distant Cat’s Planet, a war is waging. An army of blobby alien invaders, cozy and confident in their heavily-armed spaceships, are attempting to invade. While they’ve come equipped with lasers, mines, and missiles, the cats refuse to surrender. In an attempt to protect their home world and everything they hold dear—naps and snacks—the cats take to the air and fight back.
This fight is the basis for Coconut Island’s upcoming strategic runner, Naughty Kitties. One part tower defense, one part endless runner, and all parts adorable, Naughty Kitties successfully combines twitchy reaction gaming with a need for pre-planning and forethought. Each play is a distance-scored run graded by how many kilometers your kitties’ ship manages to fly before being destroyed. On the destroying end of that equation are the alien attackers, flying at and into your ship with guns blazing and bombs exploding, continuously reducing your ship’s health meter with each direct hit.
The defense comes from your band of kitties, who are outnumbered but far from outgunned. Kitty units are stationed on the ever-hurtling spaceship by dragging them from the deck at the bottom of the screen to one of the artillery posts on the ship’s hull. There are always three kitties available to choose from, so long as you didn’t just assign a kitty—if so, you’ll have to wait a few seconds for that unit to reload with a new, randomly selected feline. You can also discard from the deck by swiping a kitty aside, but you’ll still have to wait for his spot to refresh.
Each type of kitty is a specific class, and you have to pick your available units before going into flight. Kitties’ specialties vary from firing missiles to ship repair, but all have a place in battle. Michale, the Rambo-wannabe orange tabby, fires eggs from a machine gun at high speed. Catzilla, usually half-asleep in his favorite pot, launches powerful-yet-slow fish-bone bombs. Chou-chou, the always-essential mechanic, is actually an alpaca who believes he is a cat, but that’s close enough for the nondiscriminatory cat army. Read more »