Tower Toppler

Graphics: 5
Sound: 4
Control: 4
Depth: 4
Overall: 5

Tower Toppler

By: John Phillips
Published By: Us Gold
Released: 1987

Also known as Nebulus, Tower Toppler is more or less based on a cool (for the time) rotating "3D" tower effect. You play as a little green critter trying to climb a series of these towers before time runs out. If you run into a baddie, you don't die, but simply fall a couple levels lower on the tower. However, this does slow you down and if your critter hits the water, you lose a life. Bonus underwater sub levels with parallax scrolling haven't aged as well, but are still a fun diversion from the main game.

With a good mix of puzzles, memorization and hand-eye coordination, Tower Toppler is one of my favorite games on the 64.

-Ben Langberg