PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Tips
I really like this game, probably 1 of the best tower defense games I have played :)
I've cleared all 3 main islands and doing the small middle one.
Good strategy I found is to 1st build arrow and cannon towers, 1-2 ice towers & 1-2 air towers.
If resources are limited (low gold) I stick with the Hive (450G).
This is great all-rounder as it attacks both land and air monsters.
Fully upgraded this deals good damage though the 'Hivelets' only attack round a narrow corridor from hive to your current position on the map.
So I build the Hive just behind my village and move Tikki man to intercept monsters.
If I have ok resources I also like combination of ice tower+fire tower (350G) close together.
The game has a nasty surprise of sending monsters that are fire-resistant, but ice tower strips this off them and slows them, fire tower then kills them quickly :)
For air best is 1-2 laser towers (300G), these work best if in a line to approaching air monsters, as they shoot through them all.
Lightning tower is good but very slow and you need 2-3 at least to kill all enemies on map.
Also they do low damage unless fully upgraded.
As they cost 500 gold each they are a luxury on most maps.
Mortars are a lot of fun, fully upgraded they make the screen shake :)
Trouble is they are slow and some special monsters are resistant to them.
Some levels are winding to your village. I find its best to place towers all over the map to intercept enemies.
Clustering all towers together always let 1> enemy slip through.