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Tower Of Druaga, The Tower Of Druaga, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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You control the heroic prince Gilgamesh who must attempt to rescue the maiden Ki from the demon Druaga. You are armed with a sword and shield to attack and defend. Find hidden chests (and special items) when special conditions are met, some of which are required to beat the game.

Tower Of Druaga, The was produced by Namco in 1984.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Tower Of Druaga, The was produced include: Phozon, Pac-Man & Chomp Chomp, Pac & Pal, Mappy, Libble Rabble, Dragon Buster, Galaga 3, Gaplus, Grobda, and Shoot Away

Tower of Druaga, The
Tower of Druaga, The


Name Tower Of Druaga, The
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10178
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The player must move from floor to floor by finding the key and proceeding to the exit. Enemies are killed by holding down the Sword button and ramming into them. Magic blasts can be blocked with the shield, which stays in front of your character when the sword is not in use.

Tower Of Druaga, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

When your sword is unsheathed, your shield moves from your front to your left side. You can use this to block projectiles coming at you while attacking. This takes a lot of practice to master, though! Also, be sure to get the wing boots on level two by killing all the enemies -- it is impossible to beat the game without them.

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Prince Gilgamesh is the same Gilgamesh of Sumerian legend. Gilgamesh's shield (the red-line shield) and the Blue Crystal Rod make appearances as alternate weapons for Sophitia in Soul Edge.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tower Of Druaga, The Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Tower Of Druaga, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Tower Of Druaga, The circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Tower Of Druaga, The circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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The game uses two 6809 microprocessors and a Namco 8-channel PSG for sounds.


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