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[App Review] [Mi ART] Once Upon a Tower: Let the Adventure Begin!

2020-03-25 13:11:12
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Hello Mi Fans,

Its the time of the month again, and I am back with another interesting game - Once Upon a Tower. This time your challenge would be saving a cute princess who is being held hostage by a cruel dragon in his tower. The knight has tried to save her, but to his bad luck, he is no more. The dragon has eaten him up So, without wasting any time further lets start the journey to save her. Let's enjoy the long adventurous journey with our dearest princess and discover something new!

First look

When you first open the game, just after the introductory page, you will be prompted to connect your google account via Google Play Games to continue playing the game. By that, your high scores would be shown off on leader boards and you can track your achievements. Create your Gamer ID and you are ready to play. A beautiful blue animated page will welcome you! In the beginning we see a cute introductory video, where we see our dear princess is sleeping. Unfortunately her knight is being eaten up by the dragon. Oops! At last she gets awake and gets her hammer and starts her adventurous journey.



There are all total 21 characters like Ada, Linda, Sigrid, Myrina, Agnes etc.We will be playing first with Ada. By unlocking more and more levels & completing targets, you can bring all the princess to life one by one. By this you can play the game with 21 cute and beautiful princess. Each princess has some special attributes. They are unique on their own capabilities. Like princess Finch is best at looting! Yeah, that's crazy! Wanna know about a particular character? Just click on it.


Game Play:
What the actual story is, Princess is kept prisoner in the Tower by the dragon and his minions. All we have to do is play the role of the princess and escape the Tower. We must dig, bash, and fall the way down the many levels of the narrow tower towards the exit of that tower. In the first level, up to some 2 or 3 steps you will be guided by written instructions. Initially you need to hammer down the wall, just like shown below! To complete each level, you need to remove the blocks, kill the minions, fireflies jumping here and there and most importantly escape the Dragon! The fireflies you collect and enemies you kill provide you points which are added to your total next score to the crown in the upper-right corner of the screen.


In each level you will get 3 challenges to clear to go to next level. After completing each challenge, there comes a little free passage which takes you the next set of block. To be mentioned here is, with every level, the tower becomes narrower with increased number of blocks and threats. But that's normal right? Without difficulty what's the fun? When you are passed through the free passage, you will directly jump to the next set of blocks. By clearing those you can respectively clear the other challenges.


In the second level there comes three special blocks. You need specific amount of coins to break each block. Every block gives you a reward. It can be a Hammer Fall that hits side enemies when landing, Or a Pack of three Bombs or a single Bomb, Parachute etc. As you can see in the below illustration, there is also a special reward called - Wheel of Fortune. If you get it, you will be taken to a new page, where you can find a wheel. You need to play an advertisement to avail the spinning. Spin the wheel by clicking on it. And your fortune will surely bring you something. Like mine brought me a chicken, a worthy companion. Now, what the chicken can do? Well, it can be your shield. Suppose the chicken is sitting on your head and if an enemy falls in your head, the chicken and that enemy will die but you will be saved.


After each level, as usual your scores are displayed. If you really play well, you high scores would be shown in leader board. Now, once the jar is full with your score that is, when you complete 100%, it considers to be you reached the end of the tower and as an reward one princess will be unlocked. Now what if our dearest princess fails to clear a level, and gets eaten up by dragon's minions? You can gain a life by watching a 30 second advertisements or chose to start fresh from the beginning of that particular level or even buy lives with real money. Under the settings, there is not really much to do other than alternating the music and sound effects or viewing the score leader board. The tower is surely not endless. Keep trying and escape and different levels to make your princess free! All the best!


Pros and Cons

  • Absolutely interesting action game with twists and turns
  • Beautiful graphics and cute characters
  • There is no annoying advertisements unless you want a free power up.

  • Graphics or the background view could have been different in each level.
  • Game sometimes lags, specially at the later level.

My View

Once upon a Tower is an action game with a great and amusing concept. It features a cute little princess who is trying to escape a narrow tower full with enemies and big Dragon who held her prisoner. Game has twist and turns and sufficient number of rewards. With passing levels the challenges become more and more difficult as usual. But sometimes you would feel the need of game control improvement. Like, when the princess is falling down, you can not move her. Its a free fall. Also there should be at lease 3 free lives to clear the levels instead of the trap of money and advertisements to buy new lives. Though the graphics is really nice and cute but it could be changed in every level, instead of same background every time. Overall, you would surely enjoy the game whole heartedly. Why to wait for a knight or hero to come and rescue your little princess? She is quite self sufficient to escape!

I will give it a 4.5 out of 5

Additional Information


Download Once Upon a Tower from Google Play Store


Download the APK
Tower.apk (31.05 MB, Downloads: 3)


Number of participants 2 Experience +25 Pack Reason

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2020-03-25 13:11:12
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Nice game. Will try
2020-03-25 17:50:48
Very nice game! Thanks a lot.
2020-03-26 10:12:14
Cute game!
2020-03-26 10:51:29

Wizard Bunny

V. Saran | from Mi A1


2020-03-26 11:08:54
V. Saran
Great review
2020-03-26 11:44:20
Awesome review
2020-03-26 11:46:05

Master Bunny

oskarik | from MIX


Nice game, will try it.
2020-03-26 12:04:33


Prasad Poco F1 | from app


will try..
2020-03-26 12:18:07
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Piyush KPV | from Redmi Note 8 Pro


awesome, thanks for sharing!
2020-03-26 12:22:06

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yfilmphotography | from Redmi 3S


Awesome thanks for sharing
2020-03-26 12:22:20
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