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Tower of Babel

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Acorn 32-bit
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Amiga
83
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Atari ST
85
3.8
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Description

The Zapper, Pusher and Grabber robots were dropped onto the planet of the Shinerians, but are now desperate to return home. They have killed off the Shinerian race, but must climb a high tower, negotiating all the traps it holds, before they can contact their masters.

Each robot's name indicates what their main function and purpose is, and these skills must be combined for success. Each section has its own task - collecting energy pods and destroying mines and bombs for example. The creatures which fill the towers must be avoided, or used to your advantage.

The game is viewed through a rotating camera with variable zoom, giving the game an advanced 3D feel for the day. A level designer has also been included.

Screenshots

Tower of Babel Atari ST Take that, spider!
Tower of Babel Atari ST Pulled-back view of the board
Tower of Babel Atari ST Looking over the edge of the world
Tower of Babel Atari ST Level information!

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The Press Says

Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 19 out of 20 95
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Obligement Amiga Dec, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 65 out of 100 65
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #50 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Game Idea in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Strategy Game in 1989
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) – #15 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)

Contributed to by Kabushi (126305) and Martin Smith (63136)