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Mad Tower Tycoon Review

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Mad Tower Tycoon

A lovely tower sim game. Build your own skyscraper with hotel rooms, offices, shops, restaurants and apartments. It has a few grindy achievements, completion takes +- 18h with 9h of active gameplay.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 18h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1, Please choose a normal map size, not the huge map otherwise you’ll miss 1 achievement
Is there a good guide available: There is a good guide with floor layouts here . I used it as a plan for where to put my elevators.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Yes, if you start on a huge map instead of normal
Grinding Achievements: Yes, the 500 days and level 99 are very grindy
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can play on easy
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

I liked this tower sim builder a lot. I have previously played “Project Highrise” but found that one very harsh on placement rules. This one was much more enjoyable and relaxed. People are less happy against rooms that make a lot of noise, but you will not directly go into debt, because everybody won’t leave your building right away.

There are 2 achievements that are very grindy: level 99 and the 500 days. I played the game for 9 hours actively and after that I got most of the other achievements except 400 days, 500 days and level 99. I let the game run in the background to get those last few. 100 in-game days take around 3h on the highest speed. Keep in mind that when there is an event in-game that it will reset the time to normal, so you have to check from time to time if it is still on the highest speed.

You can see I have more game time in this game than listed above. That is because I started on a huge map and I couldn’t get the achievement for buying all plots. I had to start over on a normal size map and make 2 million dollars to buy those 2 plots for this achievement.

In this game, you get quests that give you money and experience. Don’t be afraid to delete a quest if you don’t want to do that one or it takes too long, because that will free a spot in the quest log and you’ll get a new one (or the same one) the next in-game day. Try to do as many of the quests as you can, since it gives a lot of experience.

I really enjoyed this tycoon kind of game and completed it in around 1 day in real life. I just had so much fun while playing actively and didn’t mind running the game in the background when I only needed those last few achievements.



This review is written on 7 June 2020 based on the Steam version which has 42 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.