Zack's Hardware Instructions
Point and click to build, upgrade, and sell towers when necessary.
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Zack's Hardware Walkthrough
If you're looking for a fairly unconventional game, then you've found it with Zack's Hardware. Although it delves into the usual tower defense affair, it only adheres to the genre so much - giving a great new gameplay experience with some twists you might not have expected.
There are seven levels to choose from; each being unlocked after completing the previous stage. In each level are twelve waves of enemies. These can range anywhere from airplanes to army tanks, and if you're in a hurry or have a well setup defense, you can call the next wave of enemies early by clicking on the play button on the bottom left corner of the screen. As far as difficulty goes, there's normal mode, big toys mode where enemies have increased health, déjà vu mode where enemies will reappear, hp thief mode and last chance mode - all of which have to be unlocked before you can try them out.
So, before you unlock different difficulty modes in Zack's Hardware, you'll have to beat the game on normal mode. But beating the game on normal isn't that hard - you have a few different towers to choose from, and depending on how many motors, cogs, and springs you have (the equivalent to an in game currency), you'll be able to build more and more of them. And, instead of using your parts to upgrade these towers, you can simply level them up after they've destroyed a certain number of enemies. Towers ready to be upgraded will be highlighted blue.
After twelve rounds on each particular level, you'll be transferred to the next, but none of your parts will carry over. You'll be stuck with whatever a set amount of starting parts for certain levels, so when you're on the 12th round of a particular level, don't hold anything back, because it won't matter. It's also really important to watch when enemies are being destroyed - since the game won't pick up tower parts for you, it's up to you to scroll over them with your cursor.
Overall, Zack's Hardware is a tower defense game that you've probably never heard of, but it's a solid tower dense game, albeit a little strange. The hardware motif works surprisingly well, and if you're looking for a real challenge, try going up against multiple enemy waves at once - it's a lot harder than you think.
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