Review Drop Wizard Tower
A contemporary game with a nostalgic feel
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 30 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fantastic graphics, nostalgic music, great gameplay mechanics
Too many video ads
I’ll admit upfront that I have a soft spot in my heart for games that make me feel like I’m back in what I believe was the golden era of gaming - the SNES and Sega Genesis. The thing is, there are a ton of mobile games that try to capitalize on that nostalgia but totally fail to do so. Drop Wizard Tower for Android manages to capture that magic and it’s incredibly freaking charming to boot.
So as the name of the game implies, the objective of the game is to climb up a tower. The dropping part comes from how the game mechanics work. You can’t directly control where your character goes in the traditional sense. Instead, you can decide for your character to move left or right, but you can’t stop them. Levels are a bit like Super Mario All-Star levels where moving all the way to the left will bring you back around from the right, and dropping from the bottom of the level will bring them around to the top.
Every time your character jumps down from one level to the one below it then they’ll cast a spell. You need to make sure you time the jumps correctly and face them in the right direction so you hit the enemies with your spells. Hitting them with the spells will stun them and you then want to run into them to knock them, and other enemies, out. Level design is really clever, bosses are fun to fight against and the sound and graphics are totally awesome.
If you haven’t already noticed, I really liked this game. The biggest downfall is the amount of ads that play in between lives. There’s just way too many of them. You’ll earn new wizards you can play as and I think they can be unlocked at a pretty reasonable rate without having to spend any actual cash. Overall, Drop Wizard Tower is a great mobile game.