The Tower

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The Tower
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: OPeNBooK
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Simulation[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-21601G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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The Tower (ザ・タワー) is a simulation game released for the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

The Tower is a "tower" simulation game similar in design to Maxis' SimCity (a game which inspired Saito). Players essentially construct a tower, managing its content and transport systems in a bid to keep residents happy and make money.

History

It was originally designed by Yutaka "Yoot" Saito - his first venture at his company OPeNBooK and published for a variety of platforms in 1994. The majority of ports remained exclusive to Japan, however was seen in the west as SimTower, published by Maxis.

Sega would later publish a PC/Mac sequel, Yoot Tower, and a second sequel on the Game Boy Advance, The Tower SP.

Magazine articles

Main article: The Tower/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The Tower/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[3]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[4]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
79
[5]
Sega Saturn
77
Based on
3 reviews

The Tower

Saturn, JP
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Cover
TheTower Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
TheTower Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
492,871,008 1996-01-29 CD-ROM (JP) T-21601G V1.000

References