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|title1=Tower - <small> Type-8000 </small>
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|image1= Image:Tower.jpg
|featured = [[The House of the Dead 2]]
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|featured=''[[The House of the Dead 2]]''
|species = Beast (Reptile)
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|encounter=
|encounter = THoTD 2 - Chapter 3 & 6
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*[[Darkness|Chapter 3]]
|weapon = Sharp teeth
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*[[Original Sin|Chapter 6]]
|protect = Thick armor
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|weapon= Sharp teeth
|image2 = [[File:Tower_weakpoint.gif]]
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|protect= Thick armor
|name = Tower - <small>Type 8000</small>
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|caption2 = Tower's weak points are its mouths
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|caption2=Tower's weak points are its mouths.
 
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'''Type-8000''', codenamed {{Nihongo|'''"Tower"'''|タワー|Tawā}}, was a creature that consisted of four reddish-bronze serpents controlled by a larger blue one. Together, they are the third [[Bosses|boss]] in ''[[The House of the Dead 2]]''.
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Every serpent is armored, thus their open mouths -- exposed during bite attacks -- are [[Boss weaknesses|weak points]]. Initially, only the four bronze serpents will attack; once they are all dead, the blue serpent slithers away for a separate battle with players.
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== Bestiary Overview ==
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Tower is a quintet of Hydra-like serpents: four reddish-bronze snakes, and a larger crested blue serpent. Appearing together, they erratically bob their necks before attempting to bite the player(s); shooting a serpent's open mouth makes it recoil and damages Tower. The rest of their bodies are invulnerable to gunfire.
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After the four bronze serpents are killed, the blue serpent escapes to either a reservoir or sandpit (depending on the player's route through [[Darkness|the third chapter]]). Until death, it will repeatedly slither around for a charging bite attack.
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== Appearances ==
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=== ''[[The House of the Dead 2]]'' ===
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Tower was derived from geneticist [[Dr. Curien]]'s mad research; after Curien's death in the [[The House of the Dead|1998 Curien Mansion Incident]], his financier [[Caleb Goldman]] developed Tower and other creatures for the next two years. Goldman released them in a large, unnamed city on February 26th, 2000, scheming to decimate humanity and preserve the life cycle.
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[[AMS]] dispatched agents to investigate, including [[James Taylor]] and [[Gary Stewart]]. After their rendezvous with partners [[Amy Crystal]] and [[Harry Harris]], Goldman left a phone message inviting them to meet him at the Roman Coliseum in the north side of the city. Although fearing a trap, the party continued and split up; James and Gary entered the sewers, where they found Tower killing several [[civilians]]. The agents defeated the creature.
   
Type-8000, codenamed "'''Tower'''," (''タワー'') was a reptilian mutation faced by [[AMS]] agents [[James Taylor]] and [[Gary Stewart]] as the third boss in ''[[The House of the Dead 2]]''. It consisted of four reddish-bronze snakes which were controlled by a larger blue snake and lives in the Venetian sewers. The blue one sported a bony crest on the sides of its head; the others lacked this feature. As the agents came close to Type-8000's lair, the creature grabbed a couple of terrified civilians and attempted to thrash them around in its mouths, breaking the civilians' backs, and tossed them across the room when James and Gary arrived. The pair managed to kill the four smaller snakes by shooting them in the mouth as they tried to bite them, but the blue snake managed to escape. The agents proceeded to follow it through an underground reservoir (or a sand pit) and eventually killed it in the same manner.
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James and Gary would battle Tower again in [[Goldman Building|Goldman's headquarters]], but killed it like before.
   
The beast was encountered again in [[Goldman]]'s headquarters, but it was weaker this time and the blue snake did not slither away like before. The Tower also appeared as one of the [[Emperor]]'s attacks.
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=== [[The Pinball of the Dead|''The Pinball of the Dead'']] ===
==Bestiary Overview==
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Tower is the third boss in ''[[The Pinball of the Dead]]''. Unlike its appearance in ''2'', Tower is composed of three serpents instead of five, and they can also shoot fireballs. The player must hit two of the serpents once, with the remaining one requiring more hits before dying.
It is unknown if the beast are a group of four serpentine species conjoined together to one serpentine species but it is clear that they have a physical or psychic connection with each other. The Blue Serpent seems to be the Alpha Serpent while the others are his/her servants that do the attacking for him/her. When the Bronze Serpents are damaged, it'll hurt the Alpha and when they are all dead, the Alpha slithers away. However, judging by their tails, they are actually five separate serpentine species.
 
   
==Attacks==
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==Gameplay==
All snakes (except the blue one) will attack with their mouths.
 
   
Most of the time, 1 snake will attack. Some of the time, 2 snakes will attack the agents at the same time. The blue snake will slither free when all four snakes are dead. It can charge an attack while sliding. It will then rise up and bite its target. It will repeat the process until it is killed. Inside the Goldman Building, the Tower reappears, but this time, the blue snake joins the 4 other snakes to bite the agents.
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==== Overview ====
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While Tower possesses rather quick attacks that require the player(s) to have swift reflexes, this is an easy boss fight that can be completed in a short amount of time. Tower's only method of attack is biting. The four bronze snakes will contort their upper bodies in different angles that the player(s) must aim at correctly before each creatures begins to lunge with a bite. Once these are successfully killed, the blue snake will separate itself away and slither into an adjoining room, where the player(s) must shoot its open mouth every time it approaches. Keeping an aim at the creature's maw will enure a successful defeat.
   
===[[The Pinball of the Dead]]===
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Tower is fought again in [[Original Sin|Chapter 6]] in [[Goldman (DBR) Headquarters|Goldman's headquarters]], the only deviation being the lack of a second phase when battled.
The Tower makes an appearance as the third boss in ''[[The Pinball of the Dead]]''. Unlike his appearance in ''The House of the Dead 2'', the Tower is composed of three snakes instead of five. During the battle with the Tower, each one of the heads will shoot a fireball at the player. In order to defeat the Tower, the player must hit two of the snakes once, while the remaining snake will require more hits before it is taken down.
 
   
==Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing==
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==== Phases ====
Tower appears in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as an obstacle in the Curien Mansion: Sewer Scrapes track.
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# All the bronze serpents will attack with their mouths. With each interval, only one snake will attack most of the time. However, in multiplayer mode, it is possible that two snakes can attack at the same time. The player(s) must shoot their mouths right when the creatures open their jaws. Player(s) must shoot each snake three times in order for them to drop dead. Once all the bronze snakes are dead and 1/2 of the health bar remains, the first phase comes to a close.
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# The blue snake will burst out of the wall and slide into an adjacent room. The agents will follow it. This battle can take place into two settings: a room full of water or a room full of sand. This does not change the snake's method of attack or the boss fight in general. During this phase, the snake will slither around the room and charge at the player(s), riding its body up right before attempting a bite attack. The snake will attempt to move in different patterns for each attack, so shoot its open maw as quickly as possible. This process must be repeated until the health bar has been completely depleted.
   
It reappears in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed's Graveyard Gig track, appearing in a containment tube for the first lap and breaking out and escaping to the sewers in lap 2.
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==== Strategies ====
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* While the boss gives the player(s) very little time to shoot them before issuing damage, player(s) can quickly memorize the trajectory of the bites. Keeping the cross-hair just in position of where the mouth will travel will immediately give the player(s) the upper hand.
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* The second phase is the easier phase. The player(s) can aim from far away and be successful in hitting it.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Tower might have been based on the [[Wikipedia:Hydra|Hydra]] from Greek mythology.
 
*The Tower has a slight resemblance to Serris from Nintendo's Metroid Fusion.
 
 
*Tower's roars were recycled from King Kong's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcoZR1mIeNA roars] that were used in the [[Wikipedia:King Kong (1976 film)|1976 remake]]. The roars were provided by veteran voice actor [[Wikipedia:Peter Cullen|Peter Cullen]].
 
*Tower's roars were recycled from King Kong's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcoZR1mIeNA roars] that were used in the [[Wikipedia:King Kong (1976 film)|1976 remake]]. The roars were provided by veteran voice actor [[Wikipedia:Peter Cullen|Peter Cullen]].
*In [[The Typing of the Dead]] and [[The Pinball of the Dead]], the four reddish-bronze snakes have been reduced to two. This is mostly because it will be difficult for players to answer questions (this applies to The Typing of the Dead, not The Pinball of the Dead).
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*In [[The Typing of the Dead|''The Typing of the Dead'']] and [[The Pinball of the Dead|''The Pinball of the Dead'']], the four reddish-bronze snakes have been reduced to two. This is mostly because it will be difficult for players to answer questions (this applies to ''The Typing of the Dead'', not ''The Pinball of the Dead'').
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*Tower makes a cameo appearance in ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing'' as an obstacle in the "[[The Curien Mansion|Curien Mansion]]: Sewer Scrapes" track. It also reappears in the "Graveyard Gig" track in ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed ''with a containment tube. During the second lap, it breaks out and escapes to the sewers.
   
==Gallery==
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==''Gallery''==
 
<gallery>
 
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File:Gfs_19889_2_23_mid.jpg|The Tower in THOTD2's Boss Mode
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TowerBossModeArt.png|Tower artwork for Boss Mode.
File:PoD Tower.png|Tower in The Pinball of the Dead
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FightAllBossModeArt.png|Tower alongside the [[Emperor]] and other bosses in Boss Mode.
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File:PoD Tower.png|Tower in ''The Pinball of the Dead''.
 
Tower-civies.jpg|Tower killing two civilians.
 
Tower-civies.jpg|Tower killing two civilians.
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3bcq3.png|Tower weak point entry in [[G's file]].
 
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Type-8000, codenamed "Tower" (タワー Tawā?), was a creature that consisted of four reddish-bronze serpents controlled by a larger blue one. Together, they are the third boss in The House of the Dead 2.

Every serpent is armored, thus their open mouths -- exposed during bite attacks -- are weak points. Initially, only the four bronze serpents will attack; once they are all dead, the blue serpent slithers away for a separate battle with players.

Bestiary Overview

Tower is a quintet of Hydra-like serpents: four reddish-bronze snakes, and a larger crested blue serpent. Appearing together, they erratically bob their necks before attempting to bite the player(s); shooting a serpent's open mouth makes it recoil and damages Tower. The rest of their bodies are invulnerable to gunfire.

After the four bronze serpents are killed, the blue serpent escapes to either a reservoir or sandpit (depending on the player's route through the third chapter). Until death, it will repeatedly slither around for a charging bite attack.

Appearances

The House of the Dead 2

Tower was derived from geneticist Dr. Curien's mad research; after Curien's death in the 1998 Curien Mansion Incident, his financier Caleb Goldman developed Tower and other creatures for the next two years. Goldman released them in a large, unnamed city on February 26th, 2000, scheming to decimate humanity and preserve the life cycle.

AMS dispatched agents to investigate, including James Taylor and Gary Stewart. After their rendezvous with partners Amy Crystal and Harry Harris, Goldman left a phone message inviting them to meet him at the Roman Coliseum in the north side of the city. Although fearing a trap, the party continued and split up; James and Gary entered the sewers, where they found Tower killing several civilians. The agents defeated the creature.

James and Gary would battle Tower again in Goldman's headquarters, but killed it like before.

The Pinball of the Dead

Tower is the third boss in The Pinball of the Dead. Unlike its appearance in 2, Tower is composed of three serpents instead of five, and they can also shoot fireballs. The player must hit two of the serpents once, with the remaining one requiring more hits before dying.

Gameplay

Overview

While Tower possesses rather quick attacks that require the player(s) to have swift reflexes, this is an easy boss fight that can be completed in a short amount of time. Tower's only method of attack is biting. The four bronze snakes will contort their upper bodies in different angles that the player(s) must aim at correctly before each creatures begins to lunge with a bite. Once these are successfully killed, the blue snake will separate itself away and slither into an adjoining room, where the player(s) must shoot its open mouth every time it approaches. Keeping an aim at the creature's maw will enure a successful defeat.

Tower is fought again in Chapter 6 in Goldman's headquarters, the only deviation being the lack of a second phase when battled.

Phases

  1. All the bronze serpents will attack with their mouths. With each interval, only one snake will attack most of the time. However, in multiplayer mode, it is possible that two snakes can attack at the same time. The player(s) must shoot their mouths right when the creatures open their jaws. Player(s) must shoot each snake three times in order for them to drop dead. Once all the bronze snakes are dead and 1/2 of the health bar remains, the first phase comes to a close.
  2. The blue snake will burst out of the wall and slide into an adjacent room. The agents will follow it. This battle can take place into two settings: a room full of water or a room full of sand. This does not change the snake's method of attack or the boss fight in general. During this phase, the snake will slither around the room and charge at the player(s), riding its body up right before attempting a bite attack. The snake will attempt to move in different patterns for each attack, so shoot its open maw as quickly as possible. This process must be repeated until the health bar has been completely depleted.

Strategies

  • While the boss gives the player(s) very little time to shoot them before issuing damage, player(s) can quickly memorize the trajectory of the bites. Keeping the cross-hair just in position of where the mouth will travel will immediately give the player(s) the upper hand.
  • The second phase is the easier phase. The player(s) can aim from far away and be successful in hitting it.

Trivia

  • Tower's roars were recycled from King Kong's roars that were used in the 1976 remake. The roars were provided by veteran voice actor Peter Cullen.
  • In The Typing of the Dead and The Pinball of the Dead, the four reddish-bronze snakes have been reduced to two. This is mostly because it will be difficult for players to answer questions (this applies to The Typing of the Dead, not The Pinball of the Dead).
  • Tower makes a cameo appearance in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as an obstacle in the "Curien Mansion: Sewer Scrapes" track. It also reappears in the "Graveyard Gig" track in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed with a containment tube. During the second lap, it breaks out and escapes to the sewers.

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