The New Year has rung in for me. To celebrate, I’ve decided to go watch a friend’s Stream of a Flash game called tower of heaven. Intrigued, I’ve decided to try it out for myself. I am very glad I did. This game is fun, simple, and addictive.
The Story Begins with the Protagonist, a young traveler who I found out through research is named Eid(This will be important to the game folks), who stumbles upon The Titular Tower of Heaven. He is Greeted by God, Who Doesn’t want Eid to climb his Tower, In fact he does Everything in his power to prevent Eid from climbing The Tower, by Adding Rules that Eid Must Abide by in order to avoid being Smited. The Higher Eid climbs, The angrier and more desperate God gets, and the more rules God Makes to Halt Eid’s Progress in the tower.
These Rules Are:
Thou Shalt Not Touch Gold Blocks
Thou Shalt Not Touch Blocks or Walls By their side
Thou Shalt Not walk Left(Yes You Heard Right, You will get KILLED BY WALKING LEFT!)
Thou Shalt Not touch a Living Thing
Thou Shalt Not Look at the Rule Book(Wow… God must’ve been REAL desperate)
After That “Brief” Summary, I have to say I love the Story. It’s one of the few times I enjoyed the story and the twist that comes with it.
The Controls are Simple: Use the Arrow Keys to Move Left and Right and Space or the Up Arrow to jump. The Controls are precise and Eid has that Right Kind of Floatiness to him. His Control in the air is pretty good.
The Graphics are very Game Boy-esque and Has that Old School Feel to them Except for the End Credits. The Environments and Eid Himself are Very Detailed.
What can I say about the soundtrack? It’s Amazing. Flashygoodness Captured the mood of the Game. The Music is Catchy. Most of the songs are a Variation of one theme, but they do such a good job of not being repetitive. I suggest you Listen to Atop the World. I swear you will catch the Feels. If you have At least a Dollar to spare, I recommend Buying the Soundtrack. Please for the Love of god Don’t Download it from Youtube.
HOOO BOY! Ok Here’s where I’d Probably Debunk the Score a little. There is a Reason the The creators of the game called the main character Eid. It’s a Reflection of what you will Experience During the Latter Half of the game, Namely Level 6 and Level 9. See, as I mentioned earlier, the farther you reach in the game the more rules the game throws at you. The first two rules are simple, Don’t Touch the Gold Blocks, and Don’t Touch Blocks and walls from the sides. But once you get to Level 6… The Stage starts out simple The Goal is Right there too, but then God decides to be a Dick and Give you another rule. THOU SHALT NOT WALK LEFT! O_o
Oh my GOD is this rule insane! Most of the time There are Parts in this game that require me to go LEFT. while yes this is just me Over exaggerating abit, but By the time I get to this stage Walking Left Felt Natural to me, and for the game to pull a Fast one and add a rule where you’re basically Smited for WALKING LEFT! This REALLY bites me in the ass in Level 9 where I unconsciously walk left! Speaking of Level 9, This stage is Fucking Frustrating to say the least. You will want to kill every butterfly after you’re done with this level. EVERY Butterfly! Play these 2 Stages for yourself to see what I mean.
Other than That, This is a Pretty Tame Difficulty. Frustration from Level’s 6 and 9 aside, I find myself Actually wanting to beat the stages. It’s Hard, but not THAT hard.
Tower of Heaven is a game that has a few things that would keep me going again. First there’s the Speedrun Mode where the player gets the chance to see How Fast they complete the game. Level Creator Gives Players the chance to make their own Levels. And There are secrets you can collect in the game
Tower of Heaven May Fall under the Platformer Hell Genre, but please don’t let that scare you from playing an amazing game. Simple controls, retro graphics, a kickass soundtrack, and challenging difficulty Makes Tower of Heaven A Must-Play flash game. This is The Gaming Silhouette Signing off.
Here is the Link to play the Game
P.S. Vekky, this one’s for you and I hope you Kick Level 9 in it’s ass one day ;)