[PlayStation 4] Warlock’s Tower Review
Warlock’s Tower is a fun puzzle release from Ratalaika Games on PS4 and PS Vita. Learn more about it in our Warlock’s Tower review!
In Warlock’s Tower, you take on the role of Tim the mailman, who turns out is the only guy who has the power to stop the evil Warlock from destroying the entire world from his tower. The question is if Tim has what it takes to save everyone before it is too late. The game features an old-school retro-styled look to it that will remind you of the Nintendo Game Boy from back in the day, and it offers Cross-Buy, so you get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita version with your purchase, with plenty of puzzles to solve as you work your way to earning two new Platinum trophies for your collection! The good news is there is no timer per se for solving each of the puzzles, so as long as you take your time and analyze each room, you’ll be able to find the solution.
Warlock’s Tower has 100 levels, and, as expected, the difficulty ramps up at a steady pace as you progress through the 100 levels. The first twenty-five levels or so you will find you can complete with great ease, but beyond that will you will require some patience and practice so that you can spot the best route towards the exit. As the name suggests, the game takes place inside of a tower, and you’ll take on rooms of a variety of sizes, with the larger rooms offering a bigger challenge.
You have a limited number of steps you can take before you fail the puzzle room, so you’ll need to plan accordingly. Every step you take will lower your counter, and you will need to collect some floating gems that are dotted around each stage to boost your total available steps. Each gem will have a number on it, letting you know how big of a boost you’re getting. Using the steps you have available, you will need to make it to the clearly marked exit before you run out and have to start over.
Unfortunately for Tim, It’s not just the number of steps he has to be careful about, but also some enemies that are out to get him… like the undead zombies! Enemies will also take one step every now and then – one of theirs for every three of Tim -, so rooms with enemies will be trickier to complete, since you’ll also need to keep in mind how many steps you have left, where the next gem is located, and if there are any other things that will change how Tim moves around the room.
And then, later on, a young girl will join and help Tim, and this means you’ll be tagging between them at the press of a button. The good news is that a level is considered completed if at least one of them reaches the exit within the step count limit. More hijinks will ensue as you progress through the game. Trapdoors will lead to bottomless pits, so you definitely need to close those right away before taking another step. There are teleporters that will instantly zap you around the level. The more things in a room, the harder it will be!
Warlock’s Tower is a very fun and unique puzzle game, available at a low budget price. As is the case for other Ratalaika Games, this one has a Platinum trophy, and it’s a cross-buy title, so you will get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita versions with your purchase, doubling your fun. Warlock’s Tower is a great puzzle game with a tiny price, so will you give it a chance?
This Warlock’s Tower review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.