Inert Soap’s Man At Arms owes an obvious debt to Kingdom Rush. It’s stylistically very similar, although the graphic design isn’t quite as “cartoon-pretty” (which is not a failing, but a deliberate design choice). Both games also share the same medieval/fantasy slant on the tower defence genre. But then, Kingdom Rush owes a debt to the Gemcraft series, and Gemcraft is probably indebted to a half dozen other games I’m not even aware of – and sure, every tower defense game is ultimately the spawn of an old Atari game called Rampart. We live in a world that’s well-stocked with tower defence games, so it would take a pretty amazing game to revolutionize the genre. Unfortunately, Man At Arms is not that game – but it does offer up enough novel twists to make for an interesting entry into the genre.