Nanairo Tower

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Nanairo Tower

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Browser - Screenshot - Level 1.

Developer Nekogames
Publisher Nekogames
Published 2016-11-21
Platforms Browser
Genres Adventure, Graphic adventure, Passive puzzle, Puzzle
Themes Fantasy
Series Flower
Distribution Freeware

Nanairo Tower is a micro graphic adventure developed and published by Nekogames as a free browser game on 2016-11-21. Despite looking like an 8-bit RPG, the game is a point-and-click adventure. It was programmed in JavaScript.

You start the game at the bottom of a tower inhabited by an evil wizard. You must climb the tower and destroy the wizard, but you begin empty-handed. Luckily, there are chests found throughout the tower which contain important items that can be used elsewhere in the tower.

Personal

Own?No. This game was never sold.
Won?Yes. All items.
Finished2022-10-22.

While browsing the titles made by Nekogames in Flashpoint, this game's screenshot caught my eye. I began playing it and found it to be quite interesting, but I was disappointed when I beat it after only a couple minutes. I then spent a bit more time to beat it again after finding every item.

Review

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3 4 4 1 2

Best Version: Browser

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • Although I haven't played many 8-bit Japanese home computer games, I've seen plenty of screenshots, and these graphics are spot-on. It uses the same 8-color palette and has similar charming tile work for a great feel.

Bad

  • The game is only in Japanese. Thankfully, its iconographic nature makes it easy enough to understand, but you can also use Google lens to read the kanji.
  • As far as I can tell, the acid on floor 4 doesn't do anything. This was a missed opportunity.
  • I wish the graphics only scaled at interval levels. At most resolutions they create an ugly Moiré pattern.

Ugly

  • The game is far too short. I finished it in only a couple minutes, and, on my first play-through, I didn't even find two of the items, I just got lucky at the end. A lot more could have been done with this engine; it has a good setup, but it isn't fully realized.
  • The game lacks audio.

Media

Screenshots

Play Online

Browser

Representation

Strong female character?FailThere are no female characters.
Bechdel test?FailThere are no female characters.
Strong person of color character?FailNo characters have a clear race.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Tower of Nikkori
Japanese なないろの塔 Nanairo no To Nanairo Tower

Links

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