Conan: Tower of the Elephant is a mix of Fighting / RPG game released by Chillingo Ltd.
Become Conan, the most renowned barbarian hero of all time and embark on an epic, bloody and engrossing adventure. Based on Robert E. Howard’s original short story, The Tower of the Elephant, you must aid Taurus, the prince of thieves and defeat scores of enemies in your quest to claim the fabled treasure of the tower for yourself.
This Conan game mixes combat and quest based adventure there is a main plot line and then you can obtain sub quests along the way. Several of the quests are similar collections or kill quests. The objective is often shown on the map. You are rewarded with experience and story line as you progress.
Gamepay wise, you play from a top down view and move around the areas smashing barrels, talking to people and fighting any enemies that are fool enough to attack you.
The enemies in the game have to be called “mindlessly dumb”. They run towards Conan whereever they are, even if this is behind a brick wall. So you can watch them laughing from the other side as they run on the spot trying to get to you, when a doorway is mear inches off to the side.
The game is controlled by the standard virtual joystick with swipe area for combat and buttons appearing with blocking, interaction and berserk.
The graphics and sound are good. The comic book artwork is well drawn.
On the upside:
- Nice Comic style cut scenes.
- Interesting use of the Conan license.
On the downside:
- Crashing issues with lower spec devices.
- Combat is feels a little lacking.
- Things “respawn” far too often (barrels and enemies)
- Dumb AI of the enemies.
Overall, this game is not all it could be. There are some nice elements to the game that work well, but as a whole it is an average effect to jump onto the Conan movie bandwagon. The crashing issues really did not help, with the fear of a crash every time I left the map / inventory screens. These issues are being addressed according to the developers so we will certainly be looking again when the application is updated. For now, I cannot recommend unless you are a huge Conan fan.
Size: 141 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.49