The StickWars franchise has been a staple of the App Store for many years now. The original StickWars was an almost instant hit, when it launched in mid-2009. A sequel, StickWars 2, followed late in 2010. While still enjoyable, little changed between versions, and the franchise quickly disappeared. Until now, that is …

Flashman Studios has released StickWars 3 (FREE), but has the time taken between installments been well spent?

If you are not familiar with StickWars, it is a castle defense game. Your aim is to keep your castle defended as long as possible, while fighting off hordes of enemies. Toucharcade recently recorded a quick gameplay video of the game which will give you an insight into what to expect from StickWars 3:

If you cannot view the embedded video above, it is also available by clicking here.

The gameplay has not changed much between each title, unfortunately. You still have to flick your finger across the screen to throw the invading troops to their deaths. Graphically speaking, StickWars 3 has also remained quite static unfortunately.

The graphics have been improved, but have they improved enough?

It isn’t all doom and gloom for StickWars 3 however. There are plenty of extra features in the game to keep you occupied, including:

  • 12 Necromancer spells, including Bone Wall, Necro Bolt, and Plague
  • 60 castle upgrades
  • Spin the Wheel of Despair for a chance to win some cool powers
  • An updated interface

If you enjoyed the previous StickWars games, you are in for a real treat with StickWars 3. It is more of the same, with little innovation, but as the saying goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

What are your thoughts on StickWars 3? Has the lack of real change put you off?