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Tower of Guns

Tips and GIFs: Tower of Guns

5:00 PM on 03.31.2014 // Patrick Hancock

Choosy moms choose Tips and GIFs

Tower of Guns is a game of many secrets and intricacies, just as any good roguelike. Since I love to teach people things, I thought I'd lend a helping hand out to anyone who cares to look. Not just with text and those plain non-moving images though. What is this, 2001? We have pictures that move now! Just like Harry Potter's newspapers.

So please join me in "Tips and GIFs," a new idea I had about actually demonstrating the tricks I'm trying to convey with words to better reinforce the idea. Considering this is the first installment, I'd love some feedback, even if you can't use the actual tips themselves! 

Boosters will boost you in the direction you are facing.

At first, boosters might seem a bit confusing, since they aren't too common and the arrows are pointing in every direction. These booster-cubes will always boost you in the direction you are facing. If you jump into one backwards, the cube will propel you back in the direction you came from, since that is where you are facing.

So remember, if you need to go up a bit, make sure not to be facing straight ahead! I recommend clearing a room with a booster-cube and then experimenting a bit to get the feel of it. Be careful of falling damage, however!

Don't underestimate any Perk

Every Perk has its uses! One of my favorite Perks is Junkman, especially when combined with a long-range weapon. With Junkman, drops don't expire. This way, I can take my time and kill enemies from a distance and still reap the rewards.

After the room is clear, I do a sweep of the place and often get WAY more than I would have without Junkman, making the early-game much easier. If you think a particular Perk sucks, you may need to change your gun combination or your gameplay style!

Scan the room before "entering."

This isn't something I would recommend doing every time, but there are moments where you really just don't need to kill everything in a room. If you can see the door from the entrance, it is possible to shoot it before the enemies spawn and get the heck out of there unharmed!

Also included in this GIF is some sweet bunny-hopping action. Remember, it's the fastest way to travel! Unless your run speed is high enough, which is seemingly around 20ish. Then it's probably not the fastest way to travel.

There's more than meets the eye to Hugbots...

The Hugbots are the cute little robot buddies that spawn in the beginning and end of most levels. Killing them gives rewards just like any other NPC, and sometimes you can even level up your gun before getting to the first room, just by killing Hugbots and having a bit of luck on your side.

But remember that time you played BioShock? You were presented with two options once you killed a Big Daddy: kill or save the Little Sister. The former rewarded the player immediately, while the latter had no immediate gameplay effect, but eventually did pay off with patience and determination. 

Let's just say to keep the Little Sisters in mind when playing Tower of Guns...

Your gun can help you get altitude

This may be a pretty obvious one, especially for those who are accustomed to rocket-jumping in games. However, in Tower of Guns, not just the rocket launcher can help keep you airborne. Even the machine gun, Egon's Pride, can boost your jump when aimed downwards. If you're hurting for jumps and just need that much more height, point and shoot! In regards to Egon's Pride, it will get better at doing this as it levels up, and especially if you manage to score a "Rapid" gun mod!


Since this is the first article under the "Tips and GIFs" name, I'm looking for some feedback. Does this many GIFs on a page feel overwhelming? I know gfycat is working on a "play" button, which will likely be used once available. For now, I can change it up to only play a GIF after right clicking and selecting "Play." This would only play the GIF once.

Please let me know your thoughts! 

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