Are you feeling the pressure from too much work? Are you a fan of simple arcade games that provide hours of entertainment? Or are you just plain bored out of your mind? The solution to all of these problems is finally here. Battle your frustration and boredom by running away on the screen of your smartphone in this brand new release from Nitrome Studios Ltd. Drop Wizard Tower is a tap to play game that operates on a pattern based gameplay style. Drop Wizard Tower is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game comes in a very reasonable package size of 46.5 MB and provides days and days of gameplay in that size unless you become so addicted that you manage to end the game in 24 hours or even less. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The most recent version of Drop Wizard Tower is version 1.0 and was updated on 05 July 2017.
Drop Wizard Tower is one of the rare arcade level games available both for Apple and Android operating devices that also has a strategy and pacman-based running gameplay element in it. The game stems from browser versions of the game with the same concept that got immense popularity in a relatively short amount of time on the internet. Introduced in an age where flash gaming was the latest thing, the original Arcade based flash games quickly gained a loyal and devoted player base through the unique and extremely addictive gameplay. The mobile game Drop Wizard Tower basically continues upon the original legacy of running and pacman based browser games and incorporates all the elements of gameplay in addition to providing a beautiful retro looking and highly interactive user interface. Where the original pacman arcade browser game was just a mindless running from monsters game where the main objective was to eat as many creatures as you can, the mobile game builds upon an interesting storyline and takes you on an adventure as you compete with your friends on Facebook for the title of the Ultimate Wizard!
The gameplay mechanics of Drop Wizard Tower are very straightforward and the game is designed to be played by players of all ages and genders so naturally the difficulty level is quite low. However, earning the title of an Ultimate and all powerful Wizard in the game is something reserved only for the most dedicated and passionate players. The game has an exponential reward rate but that comes coupled with an even more sharply increasing difficulty as you move ahead in the game.
Purchasing in game benefits or the Diamonds as they are referred to in Drop Wizard Tower is also an alternative option for those players whose fingers start aching from moving the character on the screen too much or if you think using the screen too much might be detrimental to the health of your smartphone. Therefore, if you are not a pay to play player, this guide includes some tips on how to proceed in order to reap the best rewards, level up the fastest and follow the chosen path to becoming the Ultimate Wizard!
1. Exploring The Abilities Of Your Wizards
In Drop Wizard Tower, there is an ensemble of different kinds of Wizards. “Melee” Wizards are the characters which can only attack physically and from a very close range. These characters usually wield weapons like swords, lances or axes and have a very high attack power and abilities. Their lack of range is usually compensated for by their many lives shown by the hearts at the bottom center of the screen. Similarly there are “Ranged” Wizards in the game which can attack from different distances varying from character to character in the game. The Ranged Wizards can be unlocked as you reach higher floors of the tower and most of them have special abilities and unlockable features against the gold coins that you earn by playing the game. However these ranged Wizards have much lesser hit damage as compared to the stronger Melee Wizards and therefore are much easier to kill. They also usually have a lower movement speed and a slow turn rate so escape is usually harder for them if caught by the many monsters on any floor.
Both Melee and Ranged Wizards have their uses in the game and your chances of winning or losing are partially already decided by how much you know about their abilities. For example, if you play with only Melee Wizards and do not know how to handle a single Ranged, it will bode very badly for you both in the early game as well as during the very high floors especially if there are a lot of enemy monsters lined up against you. The basic mechanism to defeating any monster is fist stunning it with your throwable star or fireball. While the monster is disabled you can then approach it and kick it to send it rolling through the floor. Take note that attacking a monster up close without stunning it first can cause you the loss of a life.
It is also very effective to chain combos of the different abilities that your wizard possesses in order to make for a much easier level. The combo chaining mechanism is explained in detail as a separate tip due to the high importance it entails for helping you advance through many floors quickly. This is especially effective during the higher floors when you will have to face the bosses. This is an excellent strategy in most cases and creates great synergy between the Wizard and. Players that are entirely focused on meeting objectives or a gameplay style that includes many high attack power Wizards will surely be able to end the game much faster than those which have Wizards running away from battles. Remember, Drop Wizard Tower is a strategic arcade effort and you can win a game only and only if you synergize your plans with the requirements of a particular floor.
2. Lightning Fast Reflexes And Reactions
Drop Wizard Tower is a game that pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world in true arcade fashion and reminiscent of the old classics like Pacman and Super Mario. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called an Ultimate Wizard, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Drop Wizard Tower is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This is a game in which floors take at most two to five seconds and in that limited time you have to make split second decisions about which skill to use or to run from the enemy or dodge them and save your wizard from losing a life unnecessarily. This perfect timing that you will need to employ if you want to progress to the higher floors is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily wiggle your way out of every level. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher floors, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to run and make decisions as fast as you can because if you don’t the life counter will deplete faster and you will ultimately lose.
A key reflex that you need to focus on developing is the use of your skills. Instead of trying out a new Wizard every other day, choose a single Wizard that you like or you think you can play well after trying him in on a floor. Give two to three hours of practice to fully understand what each skill of that Wizard does. Some new players get exasperated when a floor starts and begin to spam all of their skills. This is the main cause of those fights with monsters which end badly for you. Therefore more practice beforehand will help you save hours of frustration later on in Drop Wizard Tower.
Another reaction that you need to master is the sixth sense of detection in this game. This sense only comes with time as you play more and more games. Having a good sense means you literally get a gut feeling that something is wrong and you might be need to run faster or put all of your focus into devising new strategies for dodging enemies as you move into unknown territories. At other times you might feel a knot in your stomach before a boss floor is about to start and this allows you to anticipate the enemy’s attacks ahead of time. Use this sense to your advantage and become the Ultimate Wizard in Drop Wizard Tower.
3. War Of The Hearts
Drop Wizard Tower has one of the most unique and interesting ways of giving you a real challenge during every level that you play. This is the life bar shown in the form of hearts at the bottom center of the screen of your smartphone that acts as your game over cue. You will have to take care to increase the frequency of your running and strategy thought process as you move on to the higher levels because the life bar starts to decrease at a very rapid pace when you proceed past the twentieth floor in Drop Wizard Tower. The first and foremost requirement of the race against your own health is to make sure your fingers are very well rested and you are not in a family gathering or public event where you could be scolded for the extreme tapping behavior that is required of you. You begin with a standard sized health bar which is located in the center of the screen of your smartphone. The size of your health bar will increase as you collect more gold coins and move to higher floors and dimensions in the game.
No extra perks or benefits are available to you at the start of the game but as you progress to the higher floors, more and more bonuses and boosts will become available to you along with many upgrades and power ups that start to unlock. Remember, you have to always keep up with your ever depleting health counter so it is best to invest your earnings and rewards into upgrades and perks that increase the power of your wizard and allow him to sustain for longer.
Try to get as many levels as possible into the “life bar size” upgrade as this will be your main counter measure for the challenging health bar situation in the game. Getting too many levels into this upgrade will be quite difficult as the coin requirement for each successive upgrade exponentially increases. This can be quite hard to ensure for new players but with an adequate amount of practice in the right direction, it becomes a force of habit and allows you to collect diamonds much faster and achieve your health bar size upgrades before it becomes too much of a menace for you.
Another core tip for all players is to collect as many diamonds as you can during each floor and especially go after the bigger diamonds as they give you many times the value gold coins or small diamonds would give. Do keep in mind that these huge diamonds appear only once after few floors and it would be very unwise to let go of them in order to collect many small diamonds. Therefore set your priorities straight and do not go after quantity as you would gain much more benefit from high quality large diamonds.
At the end it all comes down to how much time you can spare for this epic time wasting game. Be mindful of the fact that running away across floors and crushing your enemies is a very addictive experience and you will find yourself unable to think about anything else while you are senselessly tapping on the screen of your smartphone. Therefore choose your priorities with caution and do not let what the heart wants take control over what your mind tells you to do!
4. Playing The Clever Way
It seems like the passionate path of the Aggressive attacking Drop Wizard Tower was not one destined for you. Rejoice in the knowledge that this path requires much less physical effort and can potentially save you from embarrassing yourself in a crowd or an important meeting. Unlike the path of the Aggressive wizard, you do need any physical strain for this path but you do need a good amount of mental concentration and decision making ability. Needless to say this path is for those clever players who have found the way to make the game work for them while they sit back, relax and watch the magic happen on the screen of their smartphone.
Once you have chosen the path of the “Strategist”, the first thing you need to make sure of is to follow the objectives given to you by the game for at least the first 3 levels. This will ensure that you get a handsome collection of Wizard Characters, Upgrades and Perks. You need to mainly focus upon increasing the upgrades available for your Wizards which would help you strengthen various aspects of the wizard you are using. Strategizing your attack moves and using your wizard abilities in the best way possible is to chain combos while you are battling monsters on a floor. For example, you can stun the first of 3 monsters and then attack the first one to send all three of them rolling on the floor. This trick would potentially save you a lot of time and effort on any particular level.
As you begin to move ahead to the higher floors, you will notice that you can now unlock legendary wizards with a small arsenal of magic spells up their sleeves. These arcane warriors will form the cornerstone of your strategy for the level and as a Strategist you have to take into account all the different abilities that they possess in order to make the most lethal combination possible so you can easily defeat even the most gruesome of boss monsters. In the end, all that really matters is your ability to judge different types of scenarios and the best suited response to each of them. So let your mind run free and go kick around all those funny monsters in Drop Wizard Tower!