Tiny Tower

Good
  • Unique randomised citizens that require you to carefully consider their skills and dream jobs
  • Literally hundreds of possible floors to select from provides ample customisation
Bad
  • Limited long term depth due to the basic core gameplay loop which eventually reaches a point that idle progress will take literally days to make a new floor
7.5

Build your tower into the sky with Tiny Tower a free to play mobile title for iOS and Android devices developed by NimbleBit. Commanding your virtual citizens (known as blitzens) you’ll build floor after floor in order to attract new ones to your tower and continue to grow in an unending cycle of building floors.

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Like any building your starting point is the lobby where new blitzens will arrive and ask to be taken to one of your floors. Provided there is a residential floor and available capacity they’ll make your tower their new home which allows you to utilise their talents to grow your tower further. Just like real world people each of these virtual citizens have their own unique skills (up to level 9) which serve them in one of the five commercial levels of food, service, recreation, retail and creative that fund your tower expansion with the game currencies.

Herein lies the major strategy and management component of Tiny Tower which is placing appropriately skilled blitzens on the right floors to maximise your potential revenue (coins) from the items sold on these stores. Players will also gain some bonus premium game currency (Tower Bux) if they can match a virtual character with their dream job along with efficiency bonuses through items stocked on that floor.

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These currencies are then redirected towards new floors for your tower which can either be selected as a commercial or residential. A balance of both of these types is optimal to ensure you aren’t short on bitizens to man your commercial floors or find yourself in the other extreme of many unemployed pixel people. Similarly a healthy split between the previously mentioned 5 types of commercial floors will ensure you can maximise dream jobs and the strengths of the random citizens that show up in the lobby.

With literally hundreds of potential options across food, service, recreation, retail and creative which all stock 3 different items its highly likely that no two Tiny Tower players will have the same tower layout. Food floors for example include a cheese shop, BBQ place, bakery, pub, diner, doughnut shop, hot dog joint, pancake house, sushi bar and countless other food varieties. Service floors allow players to build a bank, barber shop, dentists office, pharmacy, travel agency and other service offerings. Recreation floors allow construction of an aquarium, arcade, circus, bowling alley, mini gold, haunted house, park, rock climb, wax museum and other entertaining hang out locations. Retail floor options unlock a comic store, book store, candle shop, hat shop, music store, plant nursery and other money spending focused locations. Finally creative floors give your bitizens a place to unleash their creativity in an art studio, animation studio, game studio, costume shop, wood shop and other creative endeavours.

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To add in extra gameplay Tiny Tower includes special VIPs that will occasionally show up to lend a helping hand in your tower, small tasks to provide an active element to the core gameplay, missions to earn bonuses and the BitBook (an in-game Facebook for your tower dwellers).

Summary:

  • Build your own high rising tower with hundreds of floors across food, service, recreation, retail and creative options.
  • Find homes and dream jobs for your unique citizens to optimise your Tiny Tower game currencies earned.
  • Use special VIPs to boost your towers growth as you aim for the sky with a mixture of idle and active gameplay.
  • Customise your own bitizens from dozens of items to create unique tiny citizens to occupy your tower.
  • Free to play iOS and Android title that requires you to manage your own growing tiny tower.

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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