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Overview

The goal of this management game is to build as high a tower as possible. The player is given only a lobby and just enough gold coins to build his first floor. That enables him to start the economy and make more money to build more floors. There are two main types of floors: residential and money producing. Residential can accommodate up to 5 Bitizens (inhabitants of the Tiny Tower), who pay rent and also serve as employees in the money producing floors.

There are 5 types of product selling floors:

Building new floors is the main goal.
  • Food
  • Service
  • Recreation
  • Retail
  • Creativity

Each of these types has its own demand, which is calculated from the current number of each type built. This leads player to have roughly equal amount of each type, for the best results.

Every floor is built using earned gold coins, the price of every new one is higher than the last one. When a non-residential floor is built, it must be filled with up to three Bitizens (workers), each enables one of the three specific product to be stocked and sold (for example having three Bitizens employed at Mexican Food enables player to sell Chips & Salsa, Tacos and finally Shrimp Platter). Each Bitizen also has a rating for every category, ranging from zero to nine for each, making them more effective in certain types of sales - the higher the number, the cheaper it is to restock given product. In addition to these ratings each Bitizen has a set Dream Job - if he or she is assigned to work in their desired place, the restocked amount of the product is doubled.

In addition to the main currency (mentioned gold coins) there are also "Bux" available in Tiny Tower. These can be used to speed up all time consuming processes, like construction of a new floor, restocking a product or even enabling to quick-sell all remaining supplies. These Bux are obtained in various ways: player can randomly get one for fully restocking a floor (which normally gives a gold cash bonus), as a reward for finding a certain Bitizen when asked for by the game and more. Also, there is also an ingame store, where it is possible to buy Bux for real money.

Gameplay

Player's main role in Tiny Tower is to oversee the development of the new floors, managing restocking of the floors and lastly there is an option to operate an elevator, taking random Bitizens to their desired floors for gold coins reward (and random Bux drops). Time passes even when the application is not running, so the player can set tasks like building or restocking of a product and shut the game down. When he returns, passed time is subtracted from each timer and money for sales in this time is added to player's account. The game also supports push messages, alerting player when his attention is needed.

Every floor and Bitizen can also be customized - floors can change colors and Bitizens can be outfitted in different clothes, their facial hair and some accessories can also be randomized.

Bitizens stat screen

There are also various menu screens available, where player can browse all of his Bitizens (their mood depends on the actual job), buy faster elevator, exchange Bux for Gold coins, browse stats or read "Bitbook" - local version of Facebook, where Bitizens leave their messages as time passes. It is also possible to visit a friend's Tiny Tower (these friends must be connected via Game Center).

Organization / Management

There are several organizational strategies that you can utilized to make your experience more pleasant. When your floors start to really add up it becomes very difficult to find a specific bitizen for their delivery quests. A great organization technique for floors is to keep all types together. For instance, keep all apartment floors together on the bottom, all the green floors together next, and so on. When you build a new floor you do are given 1 bux which can be used for moving the floor to your desired location.

Next, color code your bitizens to match the color of the floor that they currently reside on. If they work on a blue floor give them a blue outfit. This saves a great deal of time because instead of looking through all the floors you can just search through a specific section and/or apartment levels.

Types of Businesses

Food

Business NameLow Tier ItemMid Tier ItemHigh Tier Item
BakerySugar CookiesWalnut MuffinsBread Loaf
BBQ PlaceOnion RingsBBQ SandwichBeef Ribs
Fancy CuisineSparkling JuiceCaviarRoast Duck
PubBar NutsRoot BeerHot Wings
Sushi BarCalifornia RollTuna SushiSea Urchin
Mexican FoodChips & SalsaTacosShrimp Platter
Asian CuisineSpring RollsNoodle BowlOrange Tofu
ScoopsIce Cream BarTriple ScoopIce Cream Cake
Pizza PlacePizza SlicePersonal PanGiant Pizza
Sub Shop6 Inch Sub9 Inch Sub12 Inch Sub
Sky BurgerFriesNuggetsBig Burger
Vegan FoodBeet SaladRoasted PotatoesSoy Burger
DinerCup of JoeBacon & EggsSoup & Sandwich
Tea HouseGreen TeaDumplingsPork Katsu
Coffee HouseEspressoTall LatteFrappe
Smoothie ShopWheatgrassSmall SmoothieJumbo Juice
Frozen YogurtMini ChocolateMedium VanillaJumbo Swirl
Pancake HousePancakesBerry PancakesBig Stack
Donut ShopDonut HolesGlazed DonutsBearclaws

Services

Business NameLow Tier ItemMid Tier ItemHigh Tier Item
Fortune TellerPalm ReadingTarot ReadingSeance
Wedding ChapelQuick HitchFull CeremonyThemed Ceremony
Travel AgencyCar ReservationFlight BookingCruise Booking
LaundromatSock FluffDelicate CycleDenim Dry
RecyclingNewspaperCansGlass
Ship & PrintPhotocopiesShipmentSales Report
Barber ShopShaveHaircutPerm
Martial ArtsWhite BeltRed BeltBlack Belt
Day SpaPedicureFacialStone Massage
Health ClubWeight WorkoutBall WorkoutCardio Workout
Dentists OfficeCleaningTeeth WhiteningGold Crown
OptometristEye GlassesContact LensesLaser Treatment
Doctors OfficeCheck UpPrescriptionLab Test
PharmacyCold MedicineFlu ShotRX Refill
BankCheck DepositNew AccountLoan Application
Tutoring CenterAddition HelpGrammar HelpTrig Help
Private EyeBackground CheckSurveillanceMurder Mystery
CourthouseSmall ClaimsFamily CourtGrand Jury
Security OfficeID BadgesRadiosTasers

Recreation

Business NameLow Tier ItemMid Tier ItemHigh Tier Item
PlanetariumPlanet TourSolar TourLaser Show
AquariumAdmissionFish ToyAnnual Pass
MuseumAdmissionAudio TourCharity Event
Mini Golf1 Player Round2 Player Round3 Player Round
Paintball Arena100 Paintballs500 Paintballs1000 Paintballs
Rock Climbing1 Climb2 Climbs3 Climbs
Volleyball ClubPracticeFriendly GameTournament
RacquetballPracticeFriendly GameTournament
BowlingShoe RentalSingle GameTournament
CineplexPopcornMatinee3D Movie
TheaterInterpretive DanceComedyTragedy
Comedy ClubLOL'sLMAO'sROFL's
Night ClubCover ChargeCocktailVIP Ticket
Karaoke ClubSolo SongDuet SongClub Rental
CasinoNickel SlotsDollar SlotsPoker Game
Haunted HouseChillsCreepsScreams
Arcade1 PlayExtra LifeHigh Score
Cyber CafeWeb BrowsingComputer GamesGame Tourney
Video RentalMovie RentalNew ReleaseConsole Rental

Retail

Business NameLow Tier ItemMid Tier ItemHigh Tier Item
Game StoreUsed GameControllerGame System
Comic StoreMage CardsBattleclub FigureAtom Man No 1
Book StorePaperbackHardbackBoxed Set
Record ShopSingleAlbumDiscography
Music StoreSheet MusicTrumpetElectric Guitar
Candle ShopVanilla CandlePine CandlePumpkin Candle
Fabric ShopThread SpoolQuilt SquareBolts of Fabric
Mens FashionTieDress Belt3 Piece Suit
Womens FashionCute HatPurseNice Outfit
Shoe StoreSandalsSneakersDress Shoes
Hat ShopTrucker HatCowboy HatTop Hat
Plant NurserySmall CactusHanging PlantFertilizer
Furniture StoreFake PlantEnd TableModern Chair
Auto DealerUsed VanHatchbackConvertible
Bike ShopBike ShirtBike WheelMountain Bike
Tech StoreCameraLaptopFlat Screen TV
Mapple StoreMyPodMyPhoneMyBook
Toy StoreToy BlocksRocket ShipToy Soldiers
Grocery StoreCerealTabloidProduce

Creative

Business NameLow Tier ItemMid Tier ItemHigh Tier Item
Cake StudioSingle LayerDouble LayerTriple Layer
Soda BreweryCherry SodaCola 6 PackSoda Keg
Tattoo ParlorButterflyDemon SkullFancy Parrot
Photo StudioPet PortraitSingle PortraitFamily Portrait
Film StudioFood CommercialTV EpisodeMovie Shoot
Art StudioSmall PortraitStill LifeLandscape
Animation StudioAnimated ShortDVD ReleaseCinema Classic
Ad AgencyPrint AdBillboard AdTV Ad
Graphic DesignAlbum CoverBand PosterWeb Site
Game StudioMatch 3 GameCity SimMMORPG
Software StudioCalendar AppAnti-virus AppBank Software
Recording StudioJingle RecordingSingle RecordingAlbum Recording
Floral StudioCorsageBouquetArrangement
Architect OfficeRoom AdditionHouse DesignTower Design
Wood ShopChairRocking HorseBookcase
Pottery StudioSimple BowlPretty PlateDetailed Vase
Glass StudioGreen TumblerOrange VaseAqua Bottle
Fashion StudioWrap DesignBlouse DesignOutfit Design
LaboratoryLove PotionMystery GooMonster

Apartments

Storage ApartmentsLoft ApartmentsMismatch AptsSweetside AptsPlainlake Apts
Club AptsBeach AptsTiki AptsSafari AptsPinehurst Apts
Baycrest Apts50's Apts70's AptsStonecrest AptsHifi Apts
Glendale AptsSanta Fe AptsMesa AptsIvymoss AptsTuscana Apts
Garden AptsLotus AptsGreenwood AptsRustic AptsBridgeview Apts
Cottage AptsEclectic AptsGoldcreek AptsHacienda AptsSubmarine Apts
Nerd Cave AptsAquatic AptsBroadleaf AptsRidgemill AptsBrightpoint Apts
Devonshire AptsAnti Grav AptsSilverwell AptsPlumbrook AptsMapleton Apts
Fawlty AptsBirchside AptsArt Deco AptsModerna AptsHigh Tech Apts
Mistmont AptsMillspring AptsMagic AptsGothic AptsZen Apts
Estate AptsWestgrove AptsChateau AptsGreek AptsRoman Apts
Egyptian Apts

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