Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: PS4, PC, OX X, Xbox One
- System: WeirdBeard
- Developer: WeirdBeard
- Release Date: Aug 2, 2016
- Genre: E for Everyone
- Genre: Puzzle
- Genre: 1- 4
- Official Website: http://www.trickytowers.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Let us first make something clear in case you do mistake Tricky Towers for Tetris because of the look. Tricky Towers only has Tetris-like pieces, the game itself plays nothing like Tetris. You won’t score points by making blocks disappear and there are times where reaching the top is actually an objective. Tricky Towers is more akin to games like Crazy Construction where you’re trying to build a tower or accomplish other tasks. It might seem confusing since it looks like Tetris but trust us, Tricky Towers is far from hard to understand.
Tricky Towers usually tasks players with stacking Tetris-like blocks to either make it to the top of a goal point or to stack a specific number of blocks without passing a line. This might seem overly simple but thanks to various elements such as physics and a mage who will alter your blocks in numerous ways, Tricky Towers can be quite…well tricky. With over 50+ challenges in the single player, you’ll find yourself being tested to figure out how to manipulate Tetris-like pieces so you can beat the challenge and move on to the next. You can either do trials and pro trials or play endless mode to see how long you can last. It’s simple but tons of fun and only gets better when you play multiplayer.
Tricky Towers might not have online multiplayer but it does contain local multiplayer for up to 4 players. Here, players can go against each other in several different modes that mirror the single player and it becomes even more frantic than the single player experience. Players can lob spells at each other to make pieces change shape and even alter the flow of the pieces. These are usually the elements that the evil mage does to you in single players so it’s interesting when you have the ability to use those same powers against a friend who is just about to win.
Another thing we adore about Tricky Towers is the cute graphics and art. Everything—and we mean everything—in Tricky Towers is cute from the way the environments are to the skins that you can use for your Tetris pieces. Even the characters you play as make you just want to go “aww.” The background music helps to with some cute tunes that truly don’t get old despite being repeated quite often which surprised us here at Honey’s Anime. Needless to say, Tricky Towers has more going for it aesthetically than Tetris and that isn’t a bad thing by any means.
We here at Honey’s Anime usually don’t struggle to find issues with puzzle games, as most just tend to have some issue like repetitive gameplay or overly frustrating challenges. Tricky Towers really doesn’t have any of that going against it. For $14.99, you’re getting over 50+ single player challenges and several modes for friends and family to enjoy together. Honestly, if we had to complain about anything it would be that Tricky Towers lacks a story mode. We would have loved to see these cute characters have a reason for what they are doing but equally, a story mode isn’t really necessary for a game like this. Tricky Towers is just fun and truly a solid game at the end of the day.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Clever take on Tetris
- Local multiplayer supports 4 players
- Cute design
- Great price
- Lack of a story mode