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For detailed information about this series, see: SimTower at Wikipedia

The Tower is a series of management simulation videogames by OPeNBooK, where the player has to build and manage a tall building.

TheTower ipad

Screenshot from the iPad game The Tower.

Nine games where released, all sharing the same formula:

  • The Tower (1994), Windows, Mac OS 7. A Sega Saturn version, and a slightly enhanced PlayStation version titled The Tower: Bonus Edition were released in 1996. Only the PC version was released outside Japan, titled SimTower: The Vertical Empire. Re-released in 2010 for iOS.
  • The Tower II (1998), PC. Released outside Japan as Yoot Tower.
  • The Tower SP (April 28, 2005), Game Boy Advance.
  • The Tower DS (June 26, 2008), Nintendo DS.
  • The Tower DS Classic (August 26, 2009), DSiWare. Two additional DSi games were only released in Japan in 2009, respectively on September 30th and October 21st.
  • The Tower (August 5, 2010), iPad.
  • The Tower for iPhone (October 11, 2011), iPhone.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Sim199411 November 1994The Tower was released outside Japan as SimTower.1

4Arrow L Mario20080626 June 26, 2008The Tower DS and The Tower DS Classic feature a "Mario Tower" as a special building.2


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Project Highrise20160908 September 08, 2016Project Highrise is a spiritual successor to The Tower.3

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20181207 December 07, 2018Yama from The Tower SP appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.1