The Tower (Type 8000) was a serpentine mutation [consisting of one large blue snake that attacks in the second part of the battle and four small brown snakes that were rather mind slaves to the blue one.] faced by AMS agents James and Gary as the third boss in The House of the Dead 2. It consisted of four snake-like monsters which were controlled by a larger blue snake. As the agents came close to Tower's lair, the snakes grabbed a couple of terrified civilians and attempted to eat them, but ended up tossing them across the room as 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 a lake (or sand) and eventually killed it in the same manner.
The beasts were encountered again in Goldman's headquarters, but they were weaker this time and the blue snake did not slither away like before. Tower also appeared as one of the Emperor's attacks.
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 Goldman Building, Tower reappears, but this time, the blue snake joins the 4 other snakes to bite the agents.
Tower makes an appearance as the third boss in The Pinball of the Dead. Unlike his appearance in The House of the Dead 2, Tower is composed of three snakes instead of five. During the battle with Tower, each one of the heads will shoot a fireball at the player. In order to defeat 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
Tower appears in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as an obstacle in the Curien Mansion: Sewer Scrapes track.
- Tower might have been based on the Hydra from Greek mythology.