Clock Tower is a horror series that has a cult following. Even though the original game on Super Famicom never made it out west, the following games on PlayStation and PS2 (Clock Tower Sealed Games) were well received by the few that played them.
I’ve honestly only seriously played the first Clock Tower on PlayStation, but it was so scary that I couldn’t continue. I rented the game expected something fast and full of bloody action. What I found instead was intensely chilling atmosphere with pulse pounding moments of horror. It’s really worth checking out especially if you’re a fan of Japanese horror movies.
Tower (Super Famicom) Complete with Box – Here’s the original Japanese release. I played it for bit just to see how similar it was to the PlayStation game. It’s quite good from what I’ve seen. It’s way ahead of it’s time in terms of scare value and violence. This game is serious business.
Clock Ghost Head (PS1 JP) – Another title in the series from Japan. The demon mask on the cover suggests some kind of plot twist that reaches back to Japanese history. I can’t say for sure as I haven’t played it yet. This copy is still factory sealed.
(PS1) Sealed – Here’s the game that I rented and played. It’s on my list to add to my game library (yes, I have an actual list lol). It’s the kind of game you need to play at night… even better if it’s raining outside. This copy is sealed.
Tower II (PS1) Sealed – The PS1 sequel. If this game is even half as crazy as the first, it’s still something to play. This is another sealed copy.
Tower 3 (PS2 JP) – With the series extending into PS2 territory, Clock Tower 3 game showed off some impressive visuals. The typical threat in a Clock Tower game is someone with giant scissors coming after you. This one however features a leather-face like brute with a sledge hammer.
There are also more than a few guide books available on eBay for the completist collector:
Clock Tower Guide Book
Clock Tower 3 Guide Book
Clock Tower 2 Guide Book
Clock Tower Ghost Head Guide Book
There’s one more thing I would like to add. The fan-base of the Clock Tower series doesn’t just sit and wait for games to be made… Mansyon Soft is making a fan-made remake of the original Super Famicom game. They have a MySpace page which can be found here.
Now, turn out the lights… turn up the volume… here’s a trailer for Remothered; the Clock Tower remake…