It may lack variety but this puzzle game more than makes up for it with its distinct sense of originality.
Tower of Goo is one of the oddest puzzle games I have ever played. Fortunately it is just as clever as it is odd. It is a seemingly never-ending game without any levels – just one long section of continuous game play. With any normal game this would become quite boring but with this one however, I found myself playing for hours. The basic aim of the game is to build a tower made of droplets of goo (which you are able to stretch into beams of goo to support your tower). The higher your tower, the better. On the flip side, the higher your tower, the more chance of it collapsing due to instability.
As repetitive as this game should be, everything in it seems to work rather well together. The graphics have a cartoon-like quality about them, which really gives the game a lighthearted feel, as does the amusing sound effects (yes that’s right folks – the droplets of goo make strange noises) and the odd soundtrack (which sounds like it comes from a weird French movie).
The game play is the cream on the cake. This game SHOULD be boring. But it just has a certain quality about it that makes you want to keep coming back for more. You can’t ‘die’ in this game. If your tower collapses, you can keep on playing and playing (and playing) until you have one big mass of goo sitting at the bottom of the screen (which later serves as the base for future towers). Where, at first, you may get a kick out of building a random tower and watching it collapse, just for the hell of it, after a while, you will start to use a little more strategy and planning if you truly want to build a high tower. This game is not easy.
I’m always a fan of original concepts and this one happens to contain quite a good deal of originality, despite its lack of variety. Recommended.
The first time I encountered Tower Of Goo I fell in love with this game. The simplicity of the game is what makes it so complex. I find this game as the game of the year, by me. To prove it, I'm writing these lines.
Havn't played it yet? What are you waiting for? download and play. Heck, I would even buy this game, if I had to.
When playing on some computers, fast ones I think, the game just crashes. I believe others out there have the same problem.
It starts fine; DOS window, first screen and then second screen. But when the "initial tower" is landing, it does not land stable but crashes at once...
Does anyone know how to get around this?
Pretty fun little game. I dig the subtle use of physics and the fact that if you play faster, it reacts faster. Simple gameplay can be really compelling (ie. Go).
This game is lame. I don't know how to stretch the little glue ball things. It's so not cool! It doesn't tell you the controls so it's not worth even trying to play.
This is the freak'n most awesome game I've ever played. I love it and it makes me laugh for some strange reason. I give it 11 out of 10.
the best puzzle game i 've ever played!
First game of all time is tetris, and i think the second maybe is the world of goo...