Popular Android game Yeti on Furry launches on Windows and Windows Phone 8

Yeti on Furry, a popular tower defense game on Android, has just been released simultaneously on Windows, Windows Phone, and iOS! You tap and swipe on the screen to defend the Yeti from invaders climbing up the mountain.  These evil climbers will work their way up the mountain from either left, right or bottom of the screen in waves and with different skill sets. You have to get rid of them. We previously mentioned this game as Yeti Rising back in our August coverage.

Windows Phone users usually wait a while after an app or game launches on iOS or Android, so we’re glad the developers were able to release it on multiple platforms in the same day. Head past the break to watch our gameplay video on the Nokia Lumia 1520.

To defend the mountain, you must tap on each climber to launch snowball attacks until they explode. You have other tools as well. You earn new weapons along the way like giant rolling snowballs, gusts of wind, and freezing rain. These are summoned with actions like holding down the screen, swiping right, or swiping down. The early levels teach you how to do these attacks. There is a time limit for these attacks, so use them sparingly. These weapons also have upgrade levels to destroy more difficult enemies in tougher levels.

When things get really tough, you have special powers. The first power is a sound attack with the Yeti’s musical triangle. It instantly kills all of the climbers on the screen. Another special power is a sneeze that freezes all your enemies in place. You still need to take them out with another tap. There’s a third one called the fist of vengeance that can be unlocked in higher levels.

Earn points by tapping on gold and other items dropped by the climbers. You’ll need them to buy stuff at the store. These include power ups and special attacks. As you advance in the game, you find it necessary to upgrade.

Gold coins can also be obtained by spending real money. For example, 6000 coins costs $1.99. There are other items that you can buy directly with real money. For example, you can buy 20 of the musical special power for $4.49. The game doesn’t force you to spend money, but you might be tempted.

If you don’t want to spend real money, you earn more points when you keep playing. You can earn a lot of points when completing missions provided to you. An example is, “crush 3 frozen enemies in one game.” You also get more bonus, and boosts when you collect yeti’s boxers that appear on the screen.

Overall, we like Yeti on Furry. The graphics look great and it plays smoothly. Our only complaint is not a major one. We’re always playing in the same mountain with the same character. It would be nice if the developers somehow integrate different mountains or different Yetis in the game. Maybe the Yeti has a brother that needs help in another mountain?

Another concern we have is that there are so many ways to spend real money in this game. Yeti on Furry is free at the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store, but the in-app purchases appear everywhere. We would be very cautious letting our younger siblings play this game on our phones.

Have time to kill? Go ahead and check this game out. Let us know what you think of it in the comments!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.