Space mining comes with certain dangers. Top of the list is the constant threat of attack from natives, who just don't seem to appreciate your need for the minerals on their planet. There's a constant need to defend mining operations that many people never see, and in Planet Juicer, a side-view tower defense game from Yellow Bouncy Ball, you're in charge of keeping the mine safe.
You don't get to do the mining yourself, though. With gameplay following the lead set by the popular Plants vs Zombies, it's up to you to defend lanes of attack against various monsters, across three different planets. The game is entirely mouse controlled, using clicks on the field to place or upgrade towers, and the icon at the bottom of the screen to open the lab. In the lab you can research upgrades, which persist across worlds once unlocked. At the end of each world a boss shows up to test your build, so it's a good idea to get research done early and the more powerful towers ready before the final wave.
Planet Juicer is shorter and easier than other games in the genre, and the strategy is less involved as a result. But visually the game stands out with cartoony graphics and colorful animations, and there's little downtime during waves, meaning it never feels too easy. Pacey and well presented, Planet Juicer is a colorful bite-sized treat for defense fans, with the boss battles a particular highlight. You get to fight Master Splinter. Need I say more?