In FazeCat's everything-but-the-kitchen sink strategic defense game, Paladog, Critterland has been invaded by zombies, witches, skeletons, and just about every evil little thing you can imagine, including television sets! It's up to you to fight them off, but are you dog enough to take them on? Move Paladog back and forth with the [WASD] and [arrow] keys, use your number keys to choose and build different units, and [J], [K], and [L] to use special attacks. Units cost food and special attacks cost mana, both of which are generated automatically, while money for upgrades comes from killing bad guys.
While you've probably seen most of the gameplay concepts before, the game does feature a ton of content, from nine different units to a whopping 120 levels, including special mini-games. Also, the artwork is great and the enemies so cute you almost don't want to bash their brains in with your mace...almost. It's such a hybrid, juggling so many elements that it takes on a little more than it can chew. Though many of the elements it tries on aren't as fleshed out as they could be, Paladog's sense of style and ambition helps keep it fresh in a way that other defense games might wind up as one-note. You'll find that the upgrades can be pretty expensive, but this is one puppy that spoils you for choice with tons of weapons and magic rings to liven things up. Paladog isn't quite perfect, but is a big, cuddly, newspaper-fetching machine, that brings back the Sunday paper... and slobbers all over the funnies. And you love it anyway.