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  • Summary: Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!Download the @FreeAppADay Store App and wish for more top rated apps like Tiny Tower to be featured on FAAD! **?Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.*?Special events and VIP visitors will earn you special perks as you build your tower towards the clouds.*?Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.*?Game Center integration to let you see your friends towers, back up your game and earn awards.*?See what is on your bitizens' minds by peeking at the "BitBook" virtual social network for your tower! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    100
    Tiny Towers is a microsystem in your pocket. It will take over your waking life as you worry about restocking items and whether your tower needs another foodstall or a car showroom, it may even have you waking in the middle of the night. But it does all this in such a cute way that you'll forgive it every time.
  2. Jun 24, 2011
    100
    Tiny Tower represents the next great chapter in freemium games. Call it Farmville 2.0.
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    90
    By flying in the face of tradition and encouraging players to stay engaged for as long as they like, Tiny Tower has set a wonderful new standard for freemium games on the App Store. With great presentation, style, and gameplay, this is one tower you'll want to move in to.
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    80
    The game has a great charm to it, with plenty of humor to boot.
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    80
    As with just about any freemium title there's no harm in trying out Tiny Tower, but you'll be hard pressed to put it down after getting acquainted with the folk you house, employ and keep merry.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    75
    With an astonishing pixel art style, great integration with Push notifications and an addictive gameplay, Tiny Tower is actually one of the best social games for iPhone and iPad. The game is full of humour, but probably some players will hate the act of repeating and repeating the same tasks again and again.
  7. Jul 4, 2011
    60
    Apart from the delightful pixelart visual style, there's nothing particularly enjoyable or interesting about Nimblebit's 'freemium' effort. You build a tower, floor by floor, with the 'goal' simply to see how high you can build.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    The game is a good timewaster and generic like to usual builders. If you are patient, you never have to buy bucks, they come to you. Tiny Tower is worth it for it's price... free. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    9
    Before any of you download this game, don't say I didn't warn you because this game can get pretty addictive at times which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Overall Tiny Tower is great fun because I am a fan of simulation games and to get this game for free and have a blast trying to build a very tall tower can be very fun. I should also warn you that this game is not for very impatient people, especially later on in the game, but over all this is a very fun and entertaining game for a free game. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2012
    9
    It's free, it's addicting. Man why are some casual games so good? You really don't need to pay money to enjoy, I do not know what the other users are talking about. Getting tower bux is very easy simply buy just playing the game. Be patient. 2 days and i'm already on 14 floors!. Give this game a try, and be patient! Collapse
  4. Dec 2, 2013
    7
    Tiny Towers is simple and enjoyable. With the task of reaching for the stars in your tower, it's great fun getting consumed in the comings and goings of your tower. The design is smart, with many shortcuts that require the use of Tower Bux. You're awarded more Tower Bux for your devotion to the game, making it easy to spend hours of time on this game.

    Your tower is divided into residential floors and various shops, ranging from clothing to pubs, to vegan restaurants, to fire stations, the list goes on and on. As your tower grows, so does the variety of things you can make and the missions you can take on to get more Tower Bux, all while listening to some nice little jazz tunes.

    It's the more personal flare that this game has that makes it superior to Pocket Planes. Your bitizen residents have birthdays, crazy costumes that they can dress up in, and bitbook, which is quite humorous. Part of your goal is increasing your production by giving them their dream job. This encourages you to build more floors and get more bux to buy specific floors.

    You'll find yourself playing with reckless abandon, for about 30 hours, and then things get stale fast. I stalled out around 100 floors, and my desire to keep building died. As much fun as it is to keep building, it grows repetitive and when floors begin taking several days to complete, the dedication is harder to maintain. Ultimately, there is not much to truly reward you other than the fact that your tower is taller than your friends. As your tower expands, so does wait time for construction and restocking, as the joy of the game slowly dies out.

    Fortunately, this game is free, making it risk free. You'll get about 5-30 hours (dependent on attention span) of rabid enjoyment before the games simplicity catches up to it.
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  5. Feb 14, 2013
    5
    The first time I played this game I liked it a lot, but after a time playing is this game very boring.
  6. Aug 17, 2011
    5
    I'm one of the few who actually played Mega Mall Story by Kairosoft before Tiny Towers. Let me just say that once you play MMS, Tiny Towers pale in comparison across everything from the game depth to the art direction. Disappointed that Nimblebit has gone to the freemium route all the way. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2011
    4
    This game is about building a tower. In my honest opinion this game is boring, I don't reccomend it. You cannot doing anything else rather than move an elevator. Wow so exciting. The gameplay is very simple and repetitive but the graphics is not so bad. Also for everything you want to do you need to wait until the requested time is elapsed, but when you reach an higher level you need to wait like 15 hours to see some change in your tower. Expand

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