Trial of the Tower God is a brutally tough dungeon-crawling action game where your only weapon is a shield that you throw around and bounce off walls like a dodgeball.
In Trial of the Tower God you take on the role of a little gladiator who is attempting to fight their way through a mysterious tower and ascend to godhood. As you ascend you’ll need to clear each single-screen level of all its enemies. The enemies generally just need one hit to dispatch, but you only have a small buckler shield to attack them with.
The shield can be used to block attacks and after throwing it then it bounces around the screen a bit before coming to a stop. You need to collect it again before you can use it and while not carrying it you can use a handy dodge-roll ability.
It’s a very tough game with gameplay that feels a little reminiscent of Titan Souls, but with a focus one fighting groups of enemies rather than big bosses. The pixel art animation is excellent, the different enemies pose unique threats and there’s also a deliberate lack of upgrades – the only way to beat Trial of the Tower God is to get good at it!
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Aim, LMB – Shoot, RMB – Roll
Available On: Windows, Mac and Linux