We reckon that there’s no better way to waste an afternoon than with a game of Icy Tower. The addictive platformer starring the energetic little scamp, Harold The Homeboy is more enjoyable than just about any other past-time you care to mention as far as I’m concerned. However, if you’re struggling to make big scores in the game, it can be a little frustrating. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to help you and Harold out. While insideTonic could never condone cheating, here are a few little hints we’ve picked up to help you out should you choose to read them:
- Get some air – Making running jumps is a sure-fire way to hit big scores. Start running from one end of the block to the other and at the end press space bar. This makes Harold jump about five floors in a single jump but takes lots of practice.
- Go up in the world – Create a copy of the game file “tower.cfg” into the game folder and rename the file to “debug.me” Press [Up] while playing the game and you will go up through the floors.
- Do some training – There aren’t that many official ‘cheats’ for Icy Tower but the independently-built Icy Tower Trainer certainly helps you out a bit with three extra modes. Unfortunately the download is only in German but once installed you can just press F10 to activate ‘Fun Mode’ or F11 to switch on ‘Replay Mode’.
- Seek professional help – Icy Tower junky Mizi Mace has put together a rather lovely set of eBooks that walk you through the game and give you further helpful advice on succeeding. You might also want to check out our own guide to pimping your Icy Tower character.