A mysterious tower has risen! It emits plumes of noxious green smoke from
its summit making people sick. Strange creatures infest the tower but if
nobody tries to ascend it we will all be doomed!

Are you that hero?.....


-Randomised for replay. Every run is different!
-Evolve your abilities and skill to progress ever further up the tower!
-4 Themed zones to ascend!
-Unique hazards and monsters to each zone!
-4 Epic End Zone Boss Fights!
-Loads of Gun Types including, Laser, T Gun, Bubble Gun and Shotgun!
-25 Suits to unlock each with unique abilities that affect play.
-Upgrade yourself at the end of each level with 20 upgrade abilities!

-Important information-
This game contains third party advertising and cross promotion for other nitrome games, both which can be removed via a one time In App Purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Tower Fortress is back with lots of new content:
- New modes: Daily Tower and Hard Mode
- New themes: Monochromatic and Retro Handheld Display
- 5 new suits
- Bug fixes and minor improvements

Thank you to all the fans who have supported us!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
608 Ratings

608 Ratings

Donavin Draws ,

Could use the down-well treatment

Overall this is a really good game I could sink a lot of time in, however like I thought with down-well the clunky phone controls hold it back. Personally I would love a console or pc port, what wouldn’t I give to play this with an actual controller. As Nitrome has recently delved into console gaming with bomb chicken I might get my wish (probably not though). I have gotten down-well on pc and the ability to use an actual controller saved my enjoyment of the game. I feel the same would happen with this. Otherwise, I don’t see myself playing a lot of this as having it on a smaller screen with phone gamepad controllers (whatever they are called) doesn’t let me enjoy it that to the extent I want to. There are probably quite a bit of reasons why it isn’t ported and I do see the controls were made to accommodate for phones so there’s that I guess and I won’t put up a fight if it isn’t ported. Otherwise the game is excellent with its progression and power ups, its the controls that ruin it for me.

True Gamer :p ,

So close...

I ran into this game expecting it to be a game where you ascend vertically with only weapons as methods of attack. I expected the game to revolve around this mechanic to make an amazing, fast paced level game but was very disappointed to find that the mechanic that the game revolves around was the sonic like jump attack. Since the game revolves around this attack, enemies are really poorly designed, often putting enemies really close to the player which creates a very frustrating combat system where you’re angrily trying to jump attack your way out of the situation since your main weapon cannot attack enemies that are right on you. The extremely small health pool also makes the player feel very little progression since you cannot get very far because, no matter what your skill level, enemies will hurt you once or twice every level. One would argue that suits fix this problem, since you can buy suits that increase your health pool, however, the amount of health that these suits give you are very little and hard to predict because apparently:
[+5] health = 2 health bars?
TL;DR this game CAN be good but isn’t

Deadlydragonwolf9653 ,


If anyone as ever played Downwell it's an extremely similar game but you play upwards instead of downwards. Really fun and I say more enjoyable than downwell as going down is possible in most cases while in downwell it's extremely hard to go upwards.

Some ideas:
There are plenty of suits to use yet I feel as if the in game currency is useless as that is the only thing one may buy. Maybe some permanent upgrades (or gadgets that may be equipped to a suit) that may be bought, unlocked, or found.

Permeant upgrades may include
+1 health and so on with a max of +5 health
+1 gun damage with a max of +3
+5% gem drop rate with a max of +20% (some balancing in this idea will be required)

Gadget ideas
Grenades: adds another attack slot that when pressed throws a grenade with a cool down of course
Shield: protects against a hit with a 30 second cool down (gets hit and shield protects but is then open to being hit for the next 30 seconds)
Fireball: instead of just being a spiked circle upon second jump it turns into fire and shoots fireballs periodically

The gadget may have parts required to build them and those parts may be found in chest

This game is extremely fun and simple, I enjoy it and recommend you download it


37.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium $3.99
  2. Gem Pack $0.99
  3. Gem Box $1.99


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