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'''''Tower of Heaven''''' is a platform action game developed and published by [[Askiisoft]] for [[Windows]] in 2009. The game was initially designed in [[Game Maker]] and then ported to [[Flash]] in 2010. The flash version adds a couple new features.
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[[Image:Tower of Heaven - W32 - World.jpg|thumb|256x256px|World cover art.]]
  
I was made aware of the game after buying the soundtrack in a Humble Bundle. I really liked the music, so I decided to find the game. I got bored with it on my first attempt, but tried again a little while later and beat it.
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'''''Tower of Heaven''''', '''''天国の塔, Tengoku no To, Tower of Heaven''''' in Japanese, is a platform action game developed and published by [[Askiisoft]] for [[Windows]] in 2009. The game was initially designed in [[Game Maker]] and then ported to [[Flash]] in 2010. The flash version adds a couple new features.
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I was made aware of the game after buying the soundtrack in a Humble Bundle. I really liked the music, so I decided to find the game. I became too frustrated with my first attempt, but tried again a little while later and beat it.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
The game is free, and I have beat it.
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The game is free, and I have beat it multiple times. I had to consult spoilers to find the secrets, but I was able to get them.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Good===
 
===Good===
* The premise is quite nice. I like the idea of climbing the tower of a god who smites you for not following his ridiculous rules.
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* The premise is quite nice. I like the idea of climbing the tower to reach a god who smites you for not following his ridiculous rules.
* I like the art, and the fours shades of green-gray is pleasantly reminiscent of [[Game Boy]].
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* I like the art style and dithering, and the fours shades of green-gray is pleasantly reminiscent of [[Game Boy]].
* The music is phenomenal.
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* The music is phenomenal, the best part of the game, in my opinion.
 
* The controls are quite responsive.
 
* The controls are quite responsive.
 
* The death animations are quite nice.
 
* The death animations are quite nice.
* I like the empty cut-scene rooms.
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* I like the empty intermission rooms.
 
* The character has cute foot-twiddling jumps.
 
* The character has cute foot-twiddling jumps.
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* The secrets are a nice addition, I just wish they were more interesting.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The game is too short.
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* The game is too short. A lot more could have been done with it before boredom or frustration would have set in.
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* I would have liked to have seen even more obnoxious rules.
 
* There are a few tricky parts where you die so many times it become annoying.
 
* There are a few tricky parts where you die so many times it become annoying.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing
 
* Nothing
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==Screenshots==
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<gallery>
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Tower of Heaven - W32 - Menu.png|Title and menu.
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Tower of Heaven - W32 - Rule 1.png|The first rule of many.
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Tower of Heaven - W32 - Intermission.png|Intermission between levels.
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</gallery>
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==Fan Art==
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<gallery>
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Tower of Heaven - Fan Art - Caress∑詐欺師.png|Fan art by Caress∑詐欺師.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
* [http://askiisoft.com/games/tower-of-heaven askiisoft.com/games/tower-of-heaven] - Official.
 
* [http://askiisoft.com/games/tower-of-heaven askiisoft.com/games/tower-of-heaven] - Official.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/tower-of-heaven mobygames.com/game/tower-of-heaven] - MobyGames.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/tower-of-heaven mobygames.com/game/tower-of-heaven] - MobyGames.
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* [http://store.flashygoodness.com/album/tower-of-heaven-original-soundtrack store.flashygoodness.com/album/tower-of-heaven-original-soundtrack] - Soundtrack.
  
  

Revision as of 23:32, 6 December 2017

World cover art.

Tower of Heaven, 天国の塔, Tengoku no To, Tower of Heaven in Japanese, is a platform action game developed and published by Askiisoft for Windows in 2009. The game was initially designed in Game Maker and then ported to Flash in 2010. The flash version adds a couple new features.

I was made aware of the game after buying the soundtrack in a Humble Bundle. I really liked the music, so I decided to find the game. I became too frustrated with my first attempt, but tried again a little while later and beat it.

Status

The game is free, and I have beat it multiple times. I had to consult spoilers to find the secrets, but I was able to get them.

Review

  • Overall: 4/10
  • Best Version: Flash

Good

  • The premise is quite nice. I like the idea of climbing the tower to reach a god who smites you for not following his ridiculous rules.
  • I like the art style and dithering, and the fours shades of green-gray is pleasantly reminiscent of Game Boy.
  • The music is phenomenal, the best part of the game, in my opinion.
  • The controls are quite responsive.
  • The death animations are quite nice.
  • I like the empty intermission rooms.
  • The character has cute foot-twiddling jumps.
  • The secrets are a nice addition, I just wish they were more interesting.

Bad

  • The game is too short. A lot more could have been done with it before boredom or frustration would have set in.
  • I would have liked to have seen even more obnoxious rules.
  • There are a few tricky parts where you die so many times it become annoying.

Ugly

  • Nothing

Screenshots

Fan Art

Links