History VideoGame / TheTowerOfDruaga

29th Jun '16 5:56:52 PM AjWargo
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Various {{Shout Out}}s and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s based on the game can be found in the TalesSeries and VideoGame/SoulSeries, and ''BatenKaitos'' has a {{Homage}} level that calls back to this game.

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Various {{Shout Out}}s and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s based on the game can be found in the TalesSeries and VideoGame/SoulSeries, and ''BatenKaitos'' has a {{Homage}} level that calls back to this game.
game. Also, characters from the series appeared in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', with Gil and Ki acting as a playable unit, and Druaga appearing as a boss.



* ContinuingIsPainful: Getting zapped to a lower floor destroys the highest-tier weapon and armor pieces, making the final boss fight unwinnable.

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* ContinuingIsPainful: Getting zapped to a lower floor destroys the highest-tier weapon and armor pieces, making the final boss fight against Druaga unwinnable.



* TheDragon: Quox.

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* TheDragon: Quox. It is mentioned in the lore that it was a peaceful being born from the Blue Crystal Rod until Druaga split the Rod into three, making it split into three itself and go mad.



* GodGuise: Succubus on Floor 57 disguises herself as the goddess Ishtar. Killing her is one of the requirements for the Ruby Mace.

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* GodGuise: Succubus on Floor 57 disguises herself as the goddess Ishtar. Killing her is one of the requirements for the Ruby Mace.Mace, which is required to fight Druaga in two more floors.



* PowerUpLetdown: Most of the weapon and armor upgrades don't actually do anything useful, but are necessary to eventually trade up to the highest-tier equipment, which is mandatory for the final battles.

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* PowerUpLetdown: Most of the weapon and armor upgrades don't actually do anything useful, but are necessary to eventually trade up to the highest-tier equipment, which is mandatory for the final battles.fight with Druaga.
22nd Jan '16 3:33:30 PM aye_amber
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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: You can attack Ishtar and Ki instead of rescuing them... if you don't mind being sent back almost to ''the beginning of the game.''

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: You can attack Ishtar and Ki Ki, instead of rescuing them... if you don't mind being sent back almost to ''the beginning of the game.''
19th Jan '16 6:44:53 PM jormis29
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* InvincibleMinorMinion: Will O'Wisps.

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* InvincibleMinorMinion: [[WillOTheWisp Will O'Wisps.O'Wisps]].
12th Jan '16 7:43:23 PM zaphod77
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** On the other hand, continuing when you haven't made the game unwinnable is quite useful, since you get to keep all of your treasures. Not only that, as proof you weren't expected to beat it on one coin, when you beat the level you died on, you get *all of your points back* that you lost on continue.



* GuideDangIt: In each level of the game, there is a treasure which requires a unique and unguessable action. Even after working this out, some of the items are harmful. Avoiding the treasure isn't an option, either, as some are needed to complete the game.

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* GuideDangIt: In each level of the game, there is a treasure which requires a unique and unguessable without [[TrialAndErrorGameplay trial and error]] action. Even after working this out, some of the items are harmful, which again can only be discovered with trial and error. Some of them are required to make other items non harmful. How do you figure that out? Guess... Avoiding the treasure isn't an option, either, as some most of them are needed to complete the game.game. Oh, and there wasn't a guide when the game was released.


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** Since there was NO GUIDE when the game was released into arcades, people simply had to take it on blind faith that the game WAS winnable at all. Following from that, enough persistence and credits spent causes the game to cough up it's secrets.
11th Jan '16 4:17:45 PM aye_amber
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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: You can attack Ishtar and Ki instead of rescuing them... if you don't mind being sent back almost to ''the beginning of the game''.

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: You can attack Ishtar and Ki instead of rescuing them... if you don't mind being sent back almost to ''the beginning of the game''.game.''
6th Jan '16 10:20:41 PM nombretomado
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Various {{Shout Out}}s and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s based on the game can be found in the TalesSeries and SoulSeries, and ''BatenKaitos'' has a {{Homage}} level that calls back to this game.

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Various {{Shout Out}}s and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s based on the game can be found in the TalesSeries and SoulSeries, VideoGame/SoulSeries, and ''BatenKaitos'' has a {{Homage}} level that calls back to this game.
3rd Sep '15 2:52:15 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* BuildingOfAdventure: The entire game takes place in the eponymous tower.
23rd Jul '15 11:22:04 AM Willbyr
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''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'' is a 1984 arcade game released by [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]], about a knight named Gilgamesh (or "Gil" for short) who has to climb a monster-infested tower in order to defeat the demon Druaga and rescue Ki (pronounced "Kai"), a shrine maiden in service to the goddess Ishtar. It is infamous as the high-water mark of [[http://strategywiki.org/wiki/The_Tower_of_Druaga player-directed cruelty]] in videogames -- the acme of the old school style where videogames existed to challenge and defeat the player.

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''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'' ''The Tower of Druaga'' is a 1984 arcade game released by [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]], about a knight named Gilgamesh (or "Gil" for short) who has to climb a monster-infested tower in order to defeat the demon Druaga and rescue Ki (pronounced "Kai"), a shrine maiden in service to the goddess Ishtar. It is infamous as the high-water mark of [[http://strategywiki.org/wiki/The_Tower_of_Druaga player-directed cruelty]] in videogames -- the acme of the old school style where videogames existed to challenge and defeat the player.
15th Jul '15 1:02:21 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* UnwinnableByDesign: Let us count the ways...

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* UnwinnableByDesign: Of the Cruel variety. Let us count the ways...
15th Jul '15 1:01:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* LostForever: The treasures under Guide Dang It. Uh oh...

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* LostForever: LostForever:
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The treasures under Guide Dang It. Uh oh...oh...
** Your pickaxe will break permanently if you use it too many times.
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