|a game by||Tour De Pizza|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 14 votes|
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|See also:||Best Indie Games, 2D Platformer Games, Side Scroller Games, Pixel Art Games|
I fell in love with Pizza Tower pretty much as soon as I saw it. This is a game that has a very 90s style to it and that right away appealed to me. This game is a classic 2D platformer and one of the surprise hits of early 2023 for me. It is the kind of game that when you see a gameplay video trailer of, looks rather simple, but there is so much fun in its simplicity that you will end up wanting to play through this over and over again, especially as there is an addictive high score mechanic at play here.
Peppino Taking Matters Into His Own Hands
The developer is not shy about admitting that Pizza Tower is inspired by the Wario Land series and our “hero” Peppino is very similar to Wario. He is fat, Italian and he loves food. He also has a restaurant that is under threat from the Leaning Tower Of Pizza so he is out to destroy it before it destroys his restaurant. It is fun stuff and exactly the kind of premise you could imagine being in a Wario Land game.
Nicktoons, Only On Nick, Nicktoons!
I used to love Nicktoons back in the 90s and Pizza Tower is a game that feels like it could be based on a classic Nickelodeon TV series from the 90s in the same style as something like Rocko’s Modern Life or Ren & Stimpy for example. It is bright, crazy, and completely over the top and I love it. It is also packed with crazy colors, lighting effects, and characters too. It reminds me of the Wario Land Shake game that came out for the Nintendo Wii back in the day. I just love the whole zany style of this game and it appealed to me the moment I saw it.
Breaking Through The Walls!
The gameplay of Pizza Tower is very similar to the Wario Land games and that is to be expected as they are the main inspiration. We control Peppino and he is very quick and nimble for such a fat dude. He can do a bash like move similar to Wario and he can punch and use various special abilities as well. He feels great to control and the whole game just has a very responsive feel about it and anyone that loves 2D platformers is going to have a great deal of fun with this. You can just try and blast your way through each floor of the Leaning Tower Of Pizza which has multiple levels per floor. Or you can try and find all the secrets, explore, and get as high a score as you can. It is fun stuff and very addictive.
I really hope that Pizza Tower finds its audience as it is a game that I did not know I wanted. I loved the Wario Land series on the Game Boy back in the day and the game on the Wii is a real hidden gem. However, it is a series that Nintendo has pretty much ignored since then so it is great to see a talented developer like this take things into their hands and give us a game inspired by that classic Nintendo series.
- This game is inspired by the Wario Land series and that is awesome
- Peppino controls great and has a ton of personality
- I like the whole 90s Nicktoons style the show has
- The gameplay is very addictive
- If the Wario Land games did not do it for you, this may not be as appealing
- I do wonder how much content the final build of the game will have
Download Pizza Tower
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP