Tower of Heaven

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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 GameMaker and then ported to Flash in 2010. The flash version adds a couple new features.

I was made aware of the game after buying a Humble Bundle which included the game's soundtrack. I really liked the music, so I looked for the game and found the online Flash version. I became too frustrated constantly dying in my first attempt and gave up on the 6th level (the "thou shalt not walk left" level). A few months later, I showed the game to a friend, and he persisted past level 6, but gave up shortly after. This gave me the desire to try again, and, in my next attempt, I beat the game.

Status

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

Review

  • Overall: 5/10
  • Best Version: Flash

— This section contains spoilers! —

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. Seems like most forms of religion.
  • I like the art style and dithering, and the fours shades of green-gray is pleasantly reminiscent of the Game Boy.
  • The 8-bit music composed by Flashygoodness is phenomenal, the best part of the game, in my opinion.
  • The controls are quite responsive.
  • I like the character design. The death animations are over-the-top funny and the foot-twiddling jumps are cute.
  • I like the empty intermission rooms. They add some ambiance and a good respite.
  • The secrets are a nice addition, I just wish they were more interesting.
  • The god at the end is an interesting twist.

Bad

  • The game is too short. 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

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Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Tower of Heaven
Japanese 天国の塔 Tengoku no To Tower of Heaven

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