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Ice Tower (アイスタワー, Aisu Tawā) is a recurring enemy in the Bomberman series.

Description[]

It is an ice monster that appears in snowy areas.

Super Bomberman 3[]

In Super Bomberman 3, Ice Tower is found in Winterland. It moves at a normal pace and tends to stay in a certain part of the map. When it dives underground, it is invulnerable and can move around.[1] Periodically, it will rise up and remain on one tilespace for a while before diving back into the ground and repeating the process. While it is above ground, if a player lines up horizontally or vertically with it, it will spit out concentrated cold air, which appears as a star and flies in the player's direction.[2] The cold star will damage player on collision, but it can be stopped by bombs and other obstacles. Ice Tower will spit at a player even if there are obstacles between it and the player. If a player remains in its line of sight after it has already spat, it will not spit again.

It only takes 1 hit to defeat the Ice Tower, but upon defeat, it will break up into four small Ice Towers, known as Ice Tower Jr.'s, which move about quickly and aimlessly. Each of these also takes 1 hit to defeat. Upon defeat, Ice Tower yields a score of 400 points, while Ice Tower Jr., 100 points.

Bomberman Tournament[]

In Bomberman Tournament, Ice Tower is found in the Ice Field Zone. Its movement pattern is similar to that of its previous incarnation.[3] shoots a bolt of ice instead of a star, and it can only shoot once before returning underground again. In addition to damaging the player, the ice shot also freezes bombs on contact. Frozen bombs can be kicked or detonated by other bombs, but are otherwise dormant. Like in its previous incarnation, it will split into 4 junior versions upon defeat. Ice Tower Jr.'s only move at a normal pace in this game. Both the Ice Tower and its junior version take 1 hit to defeat, and could potentially drop Gold or Small Medicine.

If an Ice Tower has been blasted and there are Ice Tower Jr.'s remaining while the player moves to a different screen, the Ice Tower will still not respawn if the player returns to the screen that it appeared on.

Bomberman DS[]

They reappear in Bomberman DS, found in Area 7. Their appearance have slighty changed, and don't split in smaller versions like they do in their previous appearances. It also has now a fire variant, Flame Tower. It takes 1 hit to defeat and yields a score of 600 points.

Bomberman Portable[]

In Bomberman Portable, Ice Tower appears on Ice World. It is also found in a red variation in the Lava World. In this game, they just move randomly and much like the DS version, they don't split in smaller versions. Both blue and red versions take only 1 hit to be defeated, and yields a score of 800 points.

Trivia[]

  • This enemy first appeared in an earlier Hudson Soft game, Neutopia II.
  • Ice Tower shares a similar design appearance with Icicle.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Super Bomberman 3 Hudson Soft Guidebook, pg. 41
  2. Super Bomberman 3 Japanese manual, pg. 20
  3. Bomberman Story Official Guidebook, pg. 50
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