Tower of Doom Stickman Game Review
April 14, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
Tower of Doom explores the great concept of learning how to balance the defenses of a tower properly in order to maximize the probability of winning.Reminiscent of Sarens in the way minions attack the castle mercilessly (and the fact that they increase in speed, fortitude, and numbers), Tower of Doom is a fabulous game for lovers of Risk and similar games.
Tower of Doom is not loaded with bullets, blood, sex, knives, or anything exciting in the usual sense of the word. However, it really is a smart man’s game. You must fend off the hordes of enemies charging the gates so that the tower can charge up a spell to decimate all and achieve victory. Placing you as a commander of a castle, Tower of Doom forces you to make the decisions that decide what goes into defending your castle. Though confusing at first, this game quickly becomes fluid and easy-to-use.
Upgrading the castle wisely is the entire point of this game. As commander of the castle, you gain money for every enemy your castle kills. With this money, you must by upgrades to your castle in the form of new levels of the tower. Each level utilizes a different type of attack: there is a level that spits out arrows, one that sends out magic spells, one that shoots fireballs, and one that spews snowy doom. Each level has different advantages. For example, magic, fire, and frost towers are more potent to those with armor and the arrow tower does very little against enemies clad in steel.
Speed factors in as well. The arrow tower is certainly the slowest. The others are faster in their delivery. Also, for every tower, you may purchase upgrades throughout the game that improve the speed, accuracy, and potency of the attack. All purchases and upgrades are completed through a menu, located in the lower right of the screen.
Tower of Doom will definitely serve as an IQ test for all of those who venture into playing it. With strategy, action, and tons of challenge, Tower of Doom is a stand-out game amid dozens of run-of-the-mill shooters.
RATING: 5 SticksTower of Doom,