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Tower of Fortune 2
Slots of fun?
By Chris Schilling 01 October 2013
Tower of Fortune 2 | Developer:
Game Stew Studio | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Adventure | Players:
1 | Version:
Part slot machine, part RPG-lite, Tower of Fortune 2 builds intelligently upon the original's amusing conceit.
It's a sequel that's rich in ideas, humour, and character, but as with its predecessor, the very element that makes it unique ends up is ultimately its downfall.
Down, down, deeper and down
It turns out 'tower' is something of a misnomer, as your nameless dungeoneer is asked to explore what looks more like a colossal stalactite, steadily descending towards the mystical power source at its core.
Each of his actions is governed by three spinning reels. You tap once to set them off, and again to stop them, the result determining whether you'll face an enemy, take damage from a trap, gather resources, or make a camp to restore HP.
By turns enjoyable and frustrating, Tower of Fortune 2 is the slot machine experience in microcosm