Game description

Don't let your castle fall in this intense tower defense inspired by the samurai era

Defend the castles of Japan with your samurai army!

On the awakening of the Edo period, Shoguns fight ferocious battles to win over the Land of the Rising Sun. From Kumamoto to Tsuruga, six emblematic castles are under siege by relentless ninjas attacking from land and air. Position your spears, archers, gunners, generals and cannons strategically. Promote their ranks and wisely employ the smoke bombs and rice balls to your advantage. But never get too confident as the art of war of Hana, the Geisha, is a good example on how appearances can be deceptive.

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​8 / 10 - ​Nintendo Life

"As tower defense games grow in popularity, more and more are being seen on DSiWare. With that being said, if you're only going to purchase one then 'Dairojo! Samurai Defenders' is absolutely the one to get"

​8 / 10 - ​IGN

 Impressive  "So 'Dairojo! Samurai Defenders' scores on style, depth, fun and features -- it just falls a bit short in presentation and initial understandability. That means that first-time tower defenders should look elsewhere for their entry point into the growing genre, but longtime fans of this category of gaming can invest their Points with confidence"

Recommended - Pocket Hound

​"Quite simply, 'Dairojo! Samurai Defenders' is the best TD I’ve played from the DSiWare bunch" 

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Publisher: Abylight Studios

Developer: ​Kawamoto Industrial Co., LTD

Price: ​800 Nintendo DSi Points

Release date: ​06/12/2010

Available in: English​



Publisher: ​Kawamoto Industrial Co., LTD

Developer: ​Kawamoto Industrial Co., LTD

Price: ​800 Nintendo DSi Points

Release date: 20/07/2016

Available in: ​Japanese


  • 4 gameplay modes: "Score Attack", "Normal Mode", "Random Mode" and "Versus" with "DS Download Play"
  • "Fast Forward" function, do not waste time waiting for the enemy, when your defense is ready, the faster they fall, the better. Mercilessly!
  • Several degrees of difficulty. Even the most veteran samurai will know how dangerous is to be in the heat of the battle
  • Endless game possibilities! Be creative with your defense strategy, vary whenever you want and do not let them trample the honor of your samurai clan. 
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