SCMOTD #111 - AI Splash Defense
A.I. Splash Def
Award: Best of Class
The "AI" prefix in the series of mini-defenses came from the original Korean 개인 Lurker Defense map, in which the hangul means "individual", but transcodes to "ÀÎ" on non-Korean localizations. Traits that AI maps all share are the last-man-standing rule, individual tracks, and the characteristic boomerang pathing. In AI Splash Defense, the creator combined the strategy of splash defenses with the minimalism of AI defenses, and as such, walling is even more essential in keeping the enemy vulnerable to fire. AI maps are generally short games, but what makes them more fun than longer ones is the ability to quickly master your strategies to outplay others.