Tower of Guns is a first person arena style single player shooter which also includes some rogue-like elements in the form of randomized rooms and enemy layouts, pick ups, secrets, items and game structure. In the game the player makes their way through different rooms killing enemies and turrets, dodging projectiles and defeating an end of floor boss before progressing onto the next floor.
The game was developed primarily by Terrible Posture Games the one man development team of Joe Mirabello who started the company after the closure of 38 Studios.
The basic gameplay loop of Tower of Guns is very simple, shoot open a door, enter a room, kill as many turrets and enemies as possible while searching for the exit door and dodging the multitude of giant projectiles being shot at you. At the offset of the game, players select one of three gameplay modes as well as a perk and weapon. As players defeat enemies blue crystals which drop as the enemy explodes serve as weapon XP to level up the player's weapon and each weapon has 5 levels in total. As players take damage however the weapon will lose XP and may even fall in level.
The player can also equip the weapon with various different mods for the gun which grant it additional abilities such as an automatic bullet tracking to enemies and a precision fire mode which increases the weapons accuracy. These mods can be either obtained by defeating the final boss of any given stage or buy purchasing the upgrade from various store pods which appear randomly throughout the game. The currency used within the game is coins which can be earned by killing enemies or found scattered throughout and in hidden locations within the game's stages.
Tower of Guns lets you choose from 10 different starting guns to fight through the titular tower.
|Peas-n-Carrots Pistol||Unlocked by default.|
"Standard issue. Choose a better gun."
One of the two starting weapons with low amounts of damage.
|Portable Pizza Thrower||Unlocked by default.|
"Loaded with Sawblades, not Pizza"
Second of the two starting weapons this fires rapid spinning sawblades.
|Babel Gun||Kill 24 tanks.|
"Gibberish. As in, gibs."
Fires explosive projectiles which deal large amounts of damage to a small area.
|Blatherstrike Crossbow||Finish stage 7 in endless mode.|
"A very neat gizmo."
A high damage, bolt action crossbow.
|Egon's Pride||Complete a stage under the par time.|
A gatling-gun style machine gun.
|609mm Handcannon||Complete a stage without taking any damage.|
A slow moving, high damage rocket launcher.
|Kegerator||Find 5 secrets within one stage.|
"Fires unicorn vomit"
Fires projectiles which deploy mines upon impact.
|Mini-LHC Gun||Discover 22 different items.|
A medium range / fire rate weapon which shoots bubbles which explode with an explosive effect.
|Consolation Charger||Die 3 times.|
"Rewarding all styles of play"
Single shot shotgun with a large spread.
|The Hedgehog||Kill 250 spikeball launchers.|
"Not for long range or low spec PCs"
Fires bouncy, spikeballs which cause high amounts of damage which also have a seeker system causing them to hone in on targets.
The game also includes 11 findable guns which the player may come across while traversing in the tower.
- Absurditron 9000
- GG 9000
- The Motivator
- Old Painless
- The Panflute
- Shrapnel Trumpet
- Smoke Shifter
- XP Launcher
- OS: Windows Vista/7
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
- Memory: 3 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVidia Geforce 275 GTX +512mb memory
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
- Sound Card: windows compatible sound card