Icy Tower looks like a game that could have been made ten years ago, and even then, wouldn’t have looked particularly impressive. The game play consists of the single-minded pursuit of reaching the top of the tower in which our homeboy finds himself by jumping onto the ledges throughout.
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At a time when every computer game released seems to add more levels of detail and complexity to the world of gaming, it’s good to see that some developers make the effort to bring out titles like Icy Tower, designed for a bit of mindless enjoyment.
It might not sound like much and frankly, it’s not. The only controls you need to play Icy Tower are left, right and jump. What makes this game fun is the speed of play, wacky sound effects and messed-up way that you can jump three stories at once if you happen to get the perfect run up! There are also a variety of Icy Tower characters that you can choose, download or even create yourself!
You gather points by beating the clock to the top of each Icy Tower level and by building jump combinations. The result is a quick, enjoyable game that you could load anytime and play for a minute or half-an-hour.
Icy Tower is an easy-to-pick-up platformer that is hugely addictive, despite its simplicity.