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Old 05-08-2012, 01:49 PM
Samurai Samurai is offline
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That is because the Scum family has no interest in harming you, they are too busy putting their hands in your pockets. Watch your gold with them.
Oh, so they actually steal your gold? Never realized that. Thanks for clearing that up!
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:03 PM
banpeikun banpeikun is offline
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Picked up Tower of Fortune after reading the favorable review. I should note that I do enjoy the game and probably played for 2-3 hours straight after getting it. A few thoughts:

1. I play on an iPad, and apps not being universal is somewhat of a pet peeve, but the 2x mode looks just fine on this game because of the 8bit style.
2. The game is fun in a mindless sort of way. It's too bad there's no thinking or strategy. Some armor that affects the slot outcomes or distributions or something would be nice.
3. Likewise the quests and xp rewards aren't always appropriate. Like you're usually not going to "survive" 5 rounds against the 5hp enemy, and I really don't deserve 1000 xp for killing that same 5hp enemy in one round.
4. It seems like you have to grind a ton to get money to unlock the last one or two areas. And the cost to enter an area each time means it's not worth grinding the later levels. The costs should maybe be rebalanced so that fighting first level monsters isn't the optimal strategy to advance to the end of the game.

Some notes that might be helpful to other players
1. My favorite equipment are the double-striking sword and the compass. If I'm grinding for money, and it looks like that's all I'll be doing until the end of the game, then I like the +20g and +1-10g hit and get hit accessories.
2. Based on rough observation, the EV for the treasure chest is greater than 100g, so I think you should always "bet" it to double your winnings.
3. It appears some of the level up rewards are useless outside of that particular battle. Things like 100 damage or total HP heal are obvious, but there are a number of other rewards that seem to not carry into future battles like 20 turn fury, double/triple match bonuses (+str/+xp), etc. It's probably worth it to reroll a couple times to try to get a good +stat bonus.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:12 PM
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I find that grinding the lower levels yields up a lot of money - especially if you hit the prize fights. Way better than trying to earn money at the higher tiers.
But then, what is the point of fighting in the higher tiers?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:54 PM
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I am loving the game so far, have a couple of questions though.
Do you ever clear a tier with a level boss or something? I expected it to stop letting me access it after a while.
Does the camping page actually do anything other than give me character and developer information?
Why does my character get naked after winning a fight against one of the Scum family?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:34 PM
banpeikun banpeikun is offline
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I am loving the game so far, have a couple of questions though.
Do you ever clear a tier with a level boss or something? I expected it to stop letting me access it after a while.
Does the camping page actually do anything other than give me character and developer information?
Why does my character get naked after winning a fight against one of the Scum family?
You can keep playing the tier as long as you want, but the randomly appearing boss will get more powerful each time you defeat him, so eventually you'll need to run away whenever you see him appear.

I'm not sure why he gets naked. All I've figured out is that the Scum family steals your stuff (you can see your sword sticking out of the bag) not unlike the thieves in Golden Axe, so the player is pictured wearing a basic tunic. But when you win the battle, he gets super excited and busts out of his tunic for some reason.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:37 PM
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But then, what is the point of fighting in the higher tiers?
There's not much, except to beat the boss and get equipment. I'm having to grind a lot to get money to unlock the halo, and playing the lower areas makes much more money than the later areas. They are prohibitively expensive just to enter. That should be rebalanced imo. It doesn't make sense that the best strategy to progress in the game is to keep playing the first level over and over.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:09 PM
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I am loving the game so far, have a couple of questions though.
Do you ever clear a tier with a level boss or something? I expected it to stop letting me access it after a while.
Does the camping page actually do anything other than give me character and developer information?
Why does my character get naked after winning a fight against one of the Scum family?
About the camp site. After you buy the mystic pet it will randomly apear at the camp site and you get free money for tapping it. (me tapping like my life depends on it gets somewhere around 200 gold each time it appears) so its not that great but it's no risk, free money :-)
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:14 PM
dylanmannen dylanmannen is offline
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love the game so far but no gamecenter? or ar least i can't sign in -.- so pls! fix that, and add GC achivements if it don't alreddy have it. will not play the game util its fixed, so i can get the achivements witout having to replay snd stuff :O x)
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:08 AM
ZenMonkey ZenMonkey is offline
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I am usually not a fan of games where chance/randomness plays too much of a factor. But this game is a real charmer. I love the retro graphics, and I appreciate that everything seems to be acquirable via gameplay (correct me if I'm wrong). And the gameplay is so entertaining that even having to start over is no big deal.

I rated this 4 stars. I would give an extra star for some sort of tutorial, since I made it to zero twice at first. The highlighted battle area made it difficult for me to see that there was a free one underneath, so I kep wasting money at the tavern, whose purpose I understand now. :-)

I'm not bothered at all by the English mistakes; in fact I think they're rather charming, along with the incongruous battle music others have mentioned. I guess I'm old enough to find it a convincing throwback to the original GameBoy.

(Sorry if any of this has been talked to death. I'm trying the TA iOS app for the first time, and it's great overall, but I couldn't read the comments on this story.)
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:03 AM
ramon31 ramon31 is online now
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Great game, any future update with leader board and achievements through gamecenter?
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