For years I’ve been playing a demo of a fast-paced and lovingly animated game called Pizza Tower with hopes that it would someday be released on some major platform or service. Finally, that day appears to be coming soon, according to Pizza Tower’s Twitter!
— Pizza Tower (@PizzaTowergame) December 2, 2022
The Steam page for the game lists a release date of January 26th, 2023. So better ask grandma for Steam gift cards this Christmas!
If the gameplay videos of this upcoming title look similar to a specific Nintendo property, that’s on purpose. Pizza Tower should feel familiar if you’ve played old Wario Land games. The gameplay shares some of the same mechanics, with apparent references here and there. The story is a simple one. Peppino Spaghetti is on a quest to save his restaurant from the titular Pizza Tower.
“Pizza Tower is a fast-paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, emphasizing movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the ’90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.”
Pizza Tower’s demo is still available on the game’s official website. Keep in mind that this slice of the game was created in 2019 and does not incorporate all the updates, changes, and features of the final build. Controller support is one of the most important additions I’ve been waiting for since the Sage demo. Although the game is fully playable with a keyboard, I feel that an old-fashioned Nintendo-styled controller would make the entire experience much more enjoyable.
The system requirements for the indie title are pretty slim, so anyone should be able to play this game:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core CPU
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB) or equivalent
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 300 MB available space
What do you think of this game? Let us know below.[Source: Steam]