E4. Vulcan (Hard) + Video

10 Aug

Objective: Survive 66 waves

I spent hours and hours trying all different ways of beating this level without success. I tried using every tower available but nothing seemed to be working for me. I thought this level was going to beat me.

I came to hate those pink squids. No matter what I did they’d freeze up all my towers allowing other enemies to get through.

I was about to give in when I realised that the splash towers were causing the most damage to the enemies. That’s when I tried ONLY using splash towers, I completed the level on my first go.

Make two lines of splash towers and get them fully upgraded. It’s that easy.


Posted by on 10/08/2011 in Tower Defense - Campaign


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28 responses to “E4. Vulcan (Hard) + Video

  1. Chip Whitehouse (@ChipWhitehouse)

    17/08/2011 at 04:12

    You have NO IDEA how long I’ve been trying to beat this level! I swear I probably spent 10 hours, AT LEAST, on this level alone. I beat the Easy level with no problem. But NORMAL was kicking my ass. And FINALLY I gave in and decided to Google it. AND THIS WORKED MY FIRST TRY! I SWORE I had tried this method… but I guess not. I feel so stupid >.< LOL But yeah, THANK YOU! Now to try it on HARD *is scared*

  2. Eric L

    21/08/2011 at 17:24

    Thank you !

  3. asdf

    22/08/2011 at 19:09

    oh my GOD!!! THANK YOU!!

  4. Colin

    31/08/2011 at 17:10

    Does not work for me. I still die.

    • Rob

      31/08/2011 at 17:28

      Play the level on x1. Start from near the base and work from right to left.

      What difficulty level are you trying this method on?

  5. Ryan

    10/09/2011 at 07:22

    Thanks!!! Have been trying for almost a week and even tried a couple other tutorials, yours worked the first time!

    • Rob

      10/09/2011 at 07:46

      I’m glad it worked for you. Thank you for taking the time to write about your success.

  6. Fajar Priyanto

    10/09/2011 at 10:19

    I’ve been trying for daysssssss on vulcan.
    I use the splash tower too.. but not to that extreme. Let me try…..

  7. Fajar Priyanto

    10/09/2011 at 17:04

    Thanks I’ve cleared the stage 🙂
    Now I’m stuck at the next level. Hehe.

  8. Ken

    23/09/2011 at 04:56

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for sparing my sanity! It absolutely works!

  9. Jack

    29/09/2011 at 18:26

    I did the same thing except for two scouts on high ground (one in the back, one on the lower shelf) and two rocket towers right in the middle behind the two splash towers in the middle where all the paths join. Needed to use the poison right around wave 57. Note:
    More towers is better than fully upgraded towers, just in case the pink blobs explode. Fully upgrade the towers closest to your base, as they are your last defense, then move out. Worked on hard. No loss of lives.

    I also targeted the blobs as they were coming out so they only Hurt my front defenses.

  10. Jinhyeryoung

    09/01/2012 at 10:57

    Thank you. From Korea

  11. The frenchie

    26/03/2012 at 10:07

    Perfect … It works !!!

  12. ma

    04/05/2012 at 18:51

    Thanks!! Worked on the first try, after almost giving up the game

  13. Jrem

    25/05/2012 at 04:03

    When in doubt splash tower it out

  14. Alastair Majury

    03/06/2012 at 11:11

    Thanks – I thought this was going to defeat me as well. My previous attempts had concentrated on splash towers but then had too many other towers rather than upgrading the core towers.

  15. m

    04/06/2012 at 18:28

    Sorry, but I’ve tried this strategy time and again and still come up buggered.

  16. Zavier

    22/07/2012 at 19:53

    This didn’t work for me entirely. I still lost half my lives. I ended up needing to place a focus tower on the far left hill, two scout towers and a focus tower on the far right hill, and two rocket towers on eithr side of the bottom two paths. Scout towers were fully upgraded. Still lost half my lives, but I wound up losing them all relying solely on splash towers.
    By the way, this guide is amazing. It’s saved me so many times. Without it, I’d still be stuck back in b. Thank you!!!

    • Rob

      22/07/2012 at 20:18

      I’m glad that someone is finding the guide useful. Did you check out the YouTube video on how I beat this level? I know that on some levels the pictures need updating to reflect the solutions found on the videos.

  17. DMan

    28/07/2012 at 15:46

    Splash towers are 200% under rated. Seriously, it’s like you can beat levels you never beat before by simply using Splash towers exclusively.

  18. Player1

    30/08/2012 at 22:03

    AHHHHHMAZING!!!!! Thank you!!1 Thank you!!!! thank you!!!!

  19. Arun Gee

    01/09/2012 at 03:47

    Superb…. this level was consuming much of my hours; really had not known how to tackle stages 61-64. Hearty thanks for your screenshot 🙂

  20. geo

    04/09/2012 at 13:25

    yeah this is not hard….a mob gets into base from wave 2…exactly the same 2 towers

  21. w124

    15/09/2012 at 14:26

    Luckily I saw this post..thankss

  22. Victoria Miller (@victowrites)

    24/09/2012 at 19:02

    Hi, I got hooked with TD after my husband downloaded it for tthe Ipad. I usually play all levels in easy, in higher difficulties. Vulcan is the first that beat me… I got stuck on this level for almost two days! I tried all the combinations I could think off, and even tried something like this, but it did not work THANKS so much!

  23. lisardo

    18/01/2013 at 10:07

    Vulcan was making me to leave play this game. But i have tried your “splash towers” method and get succes at first time! thank you very much!!!!!! . I haven’t realised that these towers kills more than one enemy in every shot! that’s the trick!!!!!

  24. woaah

    19/01/2013 at 12:34

    THANKYOU. Literally MONTHS on this, atleast a few hundred tries, always getting to wave 64/65 and then :@ AAAAAH!!!!!!!! Thankyouuuuu! Hardcore troll-like game makers… hahah 🙂

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