Deadly Towers Review
Deadly Towers is, thankfully, considered one of the worst games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game even tends to rank highly on “worst game of all time” lists across all years and game systems. And rightfully so. This Satanic abomination should have never hit North American shores to corrupt the minds of children. Deadly Towers, or as it was originally titled in Japan, ‘Evil Bell’, is a game based upon the horrific premise of Satan rising from a lake to take over the world.
The North American port of this game was originally titled ‘Hells Bells’, likely as a nod to the horrid song by the deviant Satanic rockers, AC/DC. Thankfully, Nintendo stepped in and refused to let this game be released on their system with an ungodly title like that. Unfortunately, Nintendo still approved this title under the name ‘Deadly Towers’ and thus this game found itself forced upon the unsuspecting 1987 gaming community.
The gameplay of ‘Deadly Towers’ is terrible and very confusing. “Prince Myer”, controlled by the player, is tasked with a mission that involves destroying seven bells with “sacred fire” to stop the ‘Devil of Darkness’ from taking over the kingdom. The mission is apparently accomplished by throwing swords at very easy to defeat bowling balls, bats and puddles of water. The game’s difficulty ramps up quickly, however, and you are almost immediately faced with fighting off creatures stronger than “Prince Myer”. Enter the wrong door in the maze and “Prince Myer” is instantly assaulted by evil beings far superior to him. It is as if the game’s developers were intent on showing their allegiance to Satan and his legion of creatures by making them significantly stronger than “Prince Myer”. This is the first NES game that I’ve played that has this obvious of an underlying Satanic agenda. ‘Deadly Towers’ is also known as an extremely difficult game to win, which just furthers the game developers obvious display of respect shown to their dark lord, Beelzebub.
If any game publisher was going to make a game about beating the Devil, it should have been Wisdom Tree as they had a track record of making amazing Biblically sound video games. At least then we would have had an accurate portrayal of a pious religious warrior destroying the coward, Satan. Instead we’re treated to this type of “fantasy” game where the hero is outnumbered and no match for the powers of darkness and evil. ‘Deadly Towers’ serves as another shameful usage of Nintendo’s “Seal of Quality” while games like ‘Bible Adventures’ failed to receive the seal.