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Osomatsu-san plus Tower Defense gives you this quirky game.

Created by avex pictures, Osomatsu-san Hesokuri Wars: Battle of the NEETs (おそ松さんのへそくりウォーズ~ニートの攻防~) was first released in Japan in 2016, and was released in North America in September 2017.

The main gameplay is quite straightforward. You can carry up to 10 different types of Matsus with you. Your AP builds up over time, and when you have enough, you can send out a Matsu, which walks towards the enemy base and tries to knock it down. It then needs to recharge before it can be sent out again. Most battles, as is per the norm for this kind of Tower Defence, quickly devolve into whose Zerg Rush is stronger.

The app is currently at its Version 3.5.1.

This game provides examples of:

  • Airborne Mook: When you gained the ability to have flying units, so did the enemies.
  • Allegedly Free Game: You can get free diamonds every day, but if you really want more gold (and specialized) Matsus, be prepared to pay in order to get more diamonds.
  • Auto-Save: The player's progress is handled this way.
  • Balloon Belly: Christmas Ichimatsu and Princess Osomatsu gain these for their attacks.
  • Beam-O-War: Osomatsu's 10th Beta Stage, most notably; your only hopes of winning against the tidal wave of Hatabous and Iyamis is spamming Osos nonstop and always using the Mega NEET cannon whenever possible.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Whenever Osomatsu, Season 2's Karamatsu, and Jyushimatsu are knocked back.
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: There are certain Totokos that look like and are the same size of their normal types, but have weapons that are anti-air.
  • Boss-Only Level: Choromatsu's Beta Stages are these.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: If you want up to or more than 1200 diamonds—enough for two 600-diamond 10-roll Gachas or two 500-wallet draining-diamond 10-rolls—be prepared to spend up to $100 in real money.
  • Brits Love Tea: Invoked. A particular set has the Matsus dressing up as Englishmen and sitting on giant teacups.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The Matsuno Brothers, as always.
    • Osomatsu = Red
    • Karamatsu = Blue
    • Choromatsu = Green
    • Ichimatsu = Purple
    • Jyushimatsu = Yellow
    • Todomatsu = Pink
  • Continuity Cavalcade: To the Osomatsu-san anime.
  • Crutch Character: Osomatsu; very easy to spam thanks to low AP and eventually became the only normal Matsu with the anti-air ability, but is overall very weak.
  • Cub Cues Protective Parent: Tribal Werewolf Choromatsu learns the hard way of why you should never hungrily steal eggs from a hawk's nest with one living chick inside.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: The following Matsu sets have higher HP than normal: Bathhouse set, Zombie Set, 3-star Invitational set, Dark Santa set, Musical set, Frankenstein set, Macaron set, Unused Brothers set, Sweets set, Prince sets, Standard and White Day, Parade set, Knight set, White Chess Pieces set, and the Color Gang set.
  • Drag Queen: A set features these, with all the male characters crossdressing. Their names are:
    • Oso – Madame Legend
    • Kara – Monroe Lamé Man
    • Choro – Princess Dewdrop
    • Ichi – Shiny Nekomata
    • Jyushi – Bases/Loaded the 14th
    • Todo – Lady Giuliana
    • Hatabou – Hatajounote 
    • Dekapan – Whalefield Sperm
    • Dayon – Megalip Da Yon~
    • Chibita – Baby Testiclesnote 
    • Iyami – Jeanne Darumi
  • Drunken Master: Baseball Osomatsu and Baseball Choromatsu.
  • Early Game Hell: You start out with cheap and weak units, and you're pretty toast if you get to Levels 40 and up without any three- or four-star units.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: There are at least two sets of Zombie-like Matsus.
  • Eye Scream: Part of Macaron Karamatsu's guitar gets lodged into his left eye whenever he gets knocked back.
  • Food Porn: The giant foods in this game are brightfully drawn.
  • Food Slap:
    • Totoko often attacks with giant seafood.
    • The Christmas, Tea, and Sweets sets often attack with giant food.
  • Fragile Speedster: Choromatsu and Iyami. The following Matsu sets: Children's day set, Schoolmatsu set, and Pirate set.
  • Glass Cannon: Todomatsu and Iyami's boss forms. The following Matsu sets have high attack to compensate for their low HP: Slug set, Pachinko Police set, Phantom Thief set, Sports Fest set, Virgin Squad set, Iyami Cart set, Matsu Noir set, Calming Detective set, Popular Episode set, Summer Festival set, Steampunk set, Marching set, Christmas set, Chinese set, Demon Rider set, Pirate set, and the Idol set.
  • Harder Than Hard: The Majiyaba (Purple) stages.
  • Hidden Eyes: Independent Osomatsu has these.
  • Joke Character: ESP Kitty; he requires over 2000 AP in order to even send him out, is very small, moves kinda slowly, and doesn't even do that much damage despite hitting multiple enemies.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Most speedy sets are these; the White Day set, Phantom Thief set, Magical Girl set, Iyami Cart set, Explorer set, Romance Mystery set, Date Outfit set, Princess set, and the Tea set. And, as of the Version 3.0 update, we have Flag Angel Hatabou.
  • Long-Range Fighter: In general, Ichimatsu, Todomatsu, and Totoko. The following Matsu sets: Imagawayaki set, Formal set, Hero set, Matsu Noir set, Fashion Designer set, Kimono set, Summer Festival set, Invitational set, Casino set, and the Demon Rider set.
  • Mighty Glacier: Ichimatsu, Todomatsu, and Totoko, in which the last two just take very long times charging up their attacks despite their normal walking speeds. The following 3-star Matsu sets have slower walking speed than normal: Zombie set, Swimwear set, and Frankenstein set.
  • Musical Episode: One set of clothes tries to be in the style of an American musical, with all the boys as some type of nerdy lead.
  • Nosebleed: This happens to Iyami Cart Totoko and Season 2's Osomatsu whenever they're knocked back.
  • One-Hit Kill: Sometimes, in a Majiyaba (Purple) stage, one of the flying units can take out your base in one strike.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Default Choromatsu has this as his attack.
  • Piñata Enemy: Played with for Hatabou; out of all the enemies, he gets knocked back the furthest and easiest.
  • Play Every Day: You get bonuses for logging in whenever you can, for up to 30 days until the cycle starts again.
  • The Power of Rock: The Band sets, both standard and White Day.
  • Romantic Vampire Boy: One of the costumes the brothers wear invokes the trope.
  • SNK Boss: The Majiyaba stages will have the enemies become this.
  • Spin Attack: Jyushimatsu prefers these.
  • Stone Wall: Dekapan, Karamatsu and Jyushimatsu, the latter being of the speedy kind. The following Matsu sets are harder to knock back compared to the other sets: Independent set, Prince set, and the Knight sets, both 3-star and 4-star.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
    • Christmas Ichimatsu attacks by overeating on a delicious cat-shaped cake, then puking.
    • Christmas Totoko attacks by drinking too much champagne, then projectile vomiting.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In the Drag Queen, Magical Girl, and Princess sets.
  • Zerg Rush: One of the main points of this game.