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Cement Tower (Browser)

Cement Tower Browser Level 1-8.  Early levels introduce you to hazards like spinners and floating mines.

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Description

Cement Tower is a physics-based puzzle game in which the player stacks blocks together to construct a tower to the stars.

The play area consists of a central platform on which to place block pieces, surrounded by 4 sub-platforms where block pieces are generated. At the start of the game there is a random block type on each of the 4 sub-platforms. The player may left-click on any block to pick it up and move it freely around the play area with the mouse, and they can also rotate the active piece using right click or the arrow keys. Left clicking a second time will drop the active piece at its current location in the play area, and a new random piece will appear in place of the old one. As play continues, the tower gets taller and taller as more and more pieces are stacked on top of it. If pieces are not stacked carefully, the tower can become unbalanced and topple over.

The game's main twist, however, is that at any time the player may "cement" the tower in place by pressing the spacebar. This turns the entire tower to cement and effectively freezes it in place, making it no longer subject to the game's physics or gravity. From this point, players can continue to build on the tower as if it was solid ground, regardless of the shape the tower was in at the time of being cemented. Note that players can only cement the tower a limited number of times per level, although there are cement pickups in each level that can increase that number.

The object is to continuously stack blocks on the central tower until it overlaps with the level's end goal, which is represented by a star. If the tower successfully remains balanced over the star for 3 seconds, the level is cleared. At the end of each level, various score bonuses are given out for not losing any pieces, not restarting, not using cement, etc. There are 40 levels in total, broken down into 4 level packs, each with a different theme.

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Cement Tower Browser Level 4-10.  The final level will test your stacking and cementing skills.
Cement Tower Browser Level 2-3.  Levels that require you to build sideways require careful use of cement.
Cement Tower Browser Level 1-8.  Early levels introduce you to hazards like spinners and floating mines.
Cement Tower Browser Level 3-3.  You can grab spare cement pickups to add to your cement meter.

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Daniel Bryner (37) added Cement Tower (Browser) on Jul 24, 2010