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Pandora's Tower (Wii)

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Description

The game takes place in the mysterious Kingdom of Elyria. The player assumes the role of a novice warrior called Aeron, who tries to save a young maiden Elena. In the middle of the Harvest Festival, she becomes enslaved by a curse which slowly turns her into a monster. The only way to reverse the situation is to feed the girl thirteen pieces of an artefact called Master Flesh, which can be found in the wastelands of Okanos. Pandora's Tower is filled with an atmosphere of loneliness and danger. The plot mainly focuses on building the relationship between Aeron and Elena. A few characters are also introduced in the long run, for instance Mavda, a merchant from the Vestra tribe, which help the protagonist during his journey.

The gameplay mechanics are reminiscent of those used in Metroid and Zelda series, but with a much more linear structure. Aeron wanders sequentially into thirteen towers filled to the brim with logic puzzles, challenges and ruthless adversaries. As far as his weapons are concerned, he uses Oraclos Chain and a few optional melee weapons, like Athosian Sword, both used in solving mysteries. The main goal in every tower is to find the chamber with the boss, defeat it and collect Master Flesh, the aliment needed to cure Elena from her doomed fate. During the expedition, the player needs to keep and eye on the time limit. If he exceeds it, Elena will turn into a frightening beast and perish as a human being from the world. Pandora's Tower also makes good use of the console's unique attributes. All actions related to using Oraclos Chain are fully motion controlled.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pandora no Tō: Kimi no Moto e Kaeru Made" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

4Players.de Apr 24, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Anime News Network Apr 26, 2013 B+ 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 13, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo-Online.de May 03, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.se Apr 25, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GamingXP Apr 21, 2012 79 out of 100 79
3D Juegos Apr 13, 2012 7.8 out of 10 78
Eurogamer.it Apr 15, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 12, 2012 70 out of 100 70
Edge Apr 12, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2012 – Best Wii Game of the Year

Antari (47) added Pandora's Tower (Wii) on Sep 04, 2012