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Tower of the Sorcerer

Moby ID: 4594

Description official description

A brave man is trying to save a princess caught in the tower. However, the Magic Sergeant Zeno stands on his way and will try to stop the hero, pursuing his own agenda.

Tower of the Sorcerer is a cross between a puzzle game and an RPG. To save the princess the protagonist must go up the floors. He fights the bad guys and gets keys to open doors. The hero has a health meter and it is possible to acquire items to increase defensive power, offensive power, and health. The levels are not randomly generated.


Credits (Windows version)

  • Kenichi
  • Oz
Published by



Average score: 80% (based on 1 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

An addictive puzzle with elements of an RPG

The Good
What I find nice about this game is that you can take your time and really think your way to the 50th floor; there are no time limits or penalties for taking too long.

Another nice feature in this game is that every 10 floors your progress is evaluated and you are assigned a final score for those completed levels. This adds some replay value since you will naturally want to improve your score, and solve the game with greater efficiency.

The game can be saved as you progress, so if any major mistake is made, you don't have to replay the entire game. Eight slots are available for saved games.

The Bad
After playing this game and reaching the top floor, the game restarts at the beginning again within a 'harder' mode. I found the game easier the second time through, NOT harder.

Although understandable, the English translation was not great, so occasionally comments adding to the story would make you scratch your head.

Some of the sound effects were a tad bit annoying; fortunately they are provided in separate .wav files and I was able to modify them to be more pleasing to my ears.

The Bottom Line
Tower of the Sorcerer is fun - It's that simple. As you progress it feels like you're slashing and hacking your way through an RPG - but it is not an RPG, it is a puzzle first and foremost.

The game is moderately challenging and so it is unlikely many will solve this game the first time they try, or do so in one sitting. One final note, this game has a few secrets that are worth discovering.

Windows · by jlebel (2180) · 2004


Development and Release History

Development for this game began in December 1997. The first version, version 0.9, was released just three months later, in February 1998, and version 1.0 was published in July of the same year. Originally shareware, the game was released as freeware ten years later, in 2008.

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Related Sites +

  • Tower of the Sorcerer
    Informational page about the game provided by one of the game's creators. Translated from Japanese so it might be a little confusing.
  • Tower of the Sorcerer v1.2
    The Official Site to download the latest version of the game (Japanese).

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 4594


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Attila.

Additional contributors: Terrence Bosky, Tracy Poff.

Game added July 25th, 2001. Last modified February 13th, 2023.