Drop Wizard Tower is a challenging but highly enjoyable puzzle platformer game from Nitrome. Channeling the likes of Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands, it harks back to the 1980s level of difficulty, meaning you’re going to have to be quick with your fingers. It’s going to test you but you’ll love nearly every second of it.

Gamezebo’s Drop Wizard Tower Tips, Cheats and Strategies can’t make you run any faster, but it can give you some advice on how to play smarter.

General Tips

Drop Wizard Tower Tips, Cheats and Strategies

  • Falling onto a new platform is the only way that you can fire a projectile at your enemies, but you can do more than just be a passive victim.
  • If you need to, you can tap left and right quickly, causing your wizard to run back and forth on the same platform. That way, you’ve bought yourself some time and can slip down when the moment is right.
  • Similarly, if you hit a wall, you can hold the direction and make your wizard stay completely still for a time.
  • Practice. It might sound obvious but you can get in the zone with this game. The more you play, the more you come to understand the system behind Drop Wizard Tower. Stick with it and it’ll gradually feel more intuitive and you’ll improve.
  • Remember – this isn’t a regular platformer! Sometimes, defense is the best form of attack and you’re better off getting away from enemies so that you can live another day and try again.

Power-ups are Essential

Drop Wizard Tower Tips, Cheats and Strategies

  • Look out for the umbrellas. These are incredibly rare items that appear on screen, but you really want to do everything in your power to grab them.
  • A yellow umbrella has you skip two levels, while a red umbrella enables you to skip ahead eight levels. The game has 50 levels in all so that’s a hefty chunk to skip past.
  • Look out for bottles with letters inside them. If you collect all of the letters so that you spell out WIZARD, you’re transported to a bonus level.
  • In that bonus level, you can grab big gems and little gems, all in a bid to earn some extra points. Crucially, those points mean an extra life so it’s worth trying to collect everything.

Leveling Up Effectively

Drop Wizard Tower Tips, Cheats and Strategies

  • When you level up, you can choose a skill. There are a lot of options but Drop Wizard Tower isn’t very clear at explaining them.
  • First time round, you can pick to start anywhere on the board so keep that in mind as you’ll be committed to that area in future.
  • The yellow star is for your stun power. To take out an enemy, they need to be stunned by your projectile first. The yellow star extends the stun length, giving you more time to get them.
  • The blue lighting bolt is for magic. By filling up your magic gauge faster, you can unleash your special attack more frequently.
  • The green boot is for movement speed, and it boosts your speed in game. Obviously, that’s a big help. Focus on that one most of all as you can run out of the way of a problem more easily.
  • The red heart gives you an extra life. It doesn’t increase the maximum amount you can carry but it’s useful if you’re running low on lives.

Unlock New Wizards

Drop Wizard Tower Tips, Cheats and Strategies

  • Each wizard has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Arguably, the best one is Baburu. His stun power is weaker than your regular stun power, but he has a great special attack. He can shoot out a wide water column attack which takes out any enemies caught in its wake.
  • While you’re working on unlocking him, focus on using the same wizard for a while. It’s the best way of getting to know their abilities.
  • Also, while you’re working towards a new wizard – don’t bother wasting your gems on extra lives. Watch an ad to get a free continue instead.