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Icy Tower

Windows - 2001

Alt name Icy Tower Classic
Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in Worldwide (2001)
Worldwide (2002)
Worldwide (2003)
Worldwide (2005)
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform
Publisher Free Lunch Design AB
Developer Free Lunch Design AB
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
4.53 / 5 - 32 votes

Description of Icy Tower

Hope you're hungry, 'cos this is one tasty free lunch. Harold wears a hat and has a lot of time on his hands. He finds a really, really (infinitely, in fact: doesn't the mind boggle?) tall tower with regularly spaced platforms and, instead of assuming ownership and getting rubes to pay to see this marvel of architecture, he decides jumps up it to impress some nondescript 'hood dudes. And they ain't no sissy aerobic hops, neither, he's goin' all the way with his spinning, sparkling leaps, even going "Wooooo!" a lot.

To quote the readme.txt, "Ey, dis seems like a cool place to hang out in." And indeed Icy Tower is. Simply, Harold can jump. Every time he jumps up to the next platform, he gets a measly ten points. Run him up to a good speed and he can jump higher. Make him fall below the screen, and he be dead. Jump up multiple platforms and you start off the combo metre. If you wait too long and the meter runs out, or you fall back down a stage, or just make a simple one-up jump, it's gone. Make another multiple jump in the time, though, and you get a combo score. Keep on running fast, jumping high, and comboing and the impressive sound effects intone "Good" or "Sweet". (Note: The game comes with low quality, low size sound effects (11kHz), but you can download better quality sound files from the Icy Tower homepage (22 or 44kHz). In this review I was using the 22kHz sounds.)

Not since the chef in Out To Lunch has a little, hatted, jumping game character been so charismatic (although in this case less aromatic). From the musically raspy title to Harold's hat, from his starry-spinning powers to his tinny scream of terror as he falls below the screen, Icy Tower exudes a sweet, sticky substance. I reckon that substance is class, and it has way more of it than I thought a small freeware game really could.

Reviewed by Schattenjäger from HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Vivek 2024-06-08 0 point

The game worked fine the first time I played it but now it lags everytime making it unplayable.

Harold 2024-03-31 0 point

Welcome, I want to use the character Harold in my game

pandabio 2024-03-19 0 point

slick game big classic

RetroDeathReviews 2023-11-28 0 point

Wow, completely forgot about this one!
Spent countless hours in the mid 2000s with my friends downloading new characters and constantly trying to beat eachother's high scores. Very fond memories.

rusty 2023-09-02 0 point

god playing this game again brought back many memories, I miss the early 2000s.

okto 2023-03-04 4 points

could someone upload other versions?

Cubed 2022-10-26 0 point

fond memories of playing this in school during computer time - the whole class trying to get better and better scores. so fun.

wren 2022-05-02 5 points

fond memories of downloading this game over a dial-up connection in the early 2000s and spending hours racking up high scores.

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