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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 its main function and purpose are, 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 Level information!
Tower of Babel Atari ST Pulled-back view of the board
Tower of Babel Atari ST Starting a new level
Tower of Babel Atari ST Start menu

Promo Images

Tower of Babel Magazine Advertisement
Tower of Babel Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

Do not trust the pusher robot Atari ST Ashley Pomeroy (233)

Critic Reviews

Tilt Amiga Mar, 1990 19 out of 20 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 935 out of 1000 94
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1989 94 out of 100 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1990 930 out of 1000 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 86 out of 100 86
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 Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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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
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) – #15 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)

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