Amidst all of the iPhone 5 excitement around here, we almost forgot to mention that Subatomic Studios released Fieldrunners 2 HD for the iPad last night.

The long-awaited sequel to the popular tower defense game hit the iPhone back in July, and now it’s available for Apple’s tablet with Retina graphics in tow…

From the update’s release notes:

“The biggest sequel in tower defense history is now on iPad: Fieldrunners 2 HD has arrived! From Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy game, comes an all new adventure that was years in the making. Build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading fieldrunners!

iPad exclusives:

• Full iPad Retina support for beautiful, HD graphics!
• Cannonball Tower lets you play pool with Fieldrunners!
• Zap Tower electrocutes groups with chains of lightning!
• Sonic Tower blasts enemies like a shotgun of sound!
• Slow Link Tower freezes enemies as they march through lasers!
• Machine Gun Tower fires powerful bullets with tracers!
• One and a half hours of developer commentary!
• Transfer game saves with iCloud!”

Early reviews say the game’s graphics are “stunningly beautiful,” and praise the iCloud save feature. But unfortunately, there also seems to be a lot of complaints of crashing.

Hopefully Subatomic can get out a software update quickly to correct the issues. But in the meantime, if you want to check out Fieldrunners 2 HD, it’s $7.99 in the App Store.

Have you tried Fieldrunners 2 HD yet? Thoughts?

  • SimonReidy

    Its insanely good! I was a bit annoyed they only released the iPhone app and not a universal app to begin with, but after seeing the massive file size required for all the retina iPad graphics, and how amazingly detailed it is on the new iPad, you can see why they are two different games. Not to mention the iPad version has some extra goodies like new towers.

    When you open the game there’s a scrolling banner advising that version 1.1 is on the way to fix the slow loading and crashing problems. It’s only crashed once on me, and luckily becuase it regularly autosaves you don’t lose your game.

    If you like Tower Defense games then this purchase is a no brainier. Many hours of enjoyment to be had!

    • AlecShobin

      Glad you like our game! We hope it continues to bring you many years of tower defense fun 🙂

  • seyss

    so.. if you have an iphone and an ipad, you have to buy the same game twice and even after that your savegame won’t sync…. fuck this shit.

    devs should learn from the makers of Swordigo

  • oh no, I must quit playing games!
    Don’t let me pick it up again

  • Hyr3m

    TF2’s soldier ? Anyone ?

  • HNSH

    Great game, but I spend more time waiting for it to load or restarting after one of the many crashes than playing. I have now given up because life is too short….for gods sake fix it, I can’t believe anyone let it onto the market untested.