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Treacherous Tower

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Treacherous Tower
ALBW Treacherous Tower Exterior.png
Link outside the Treacherous Tower
Location(s)Death Mountain (Lorule)
Game(s)A Link Between Worlds
Main PrizeRupees (All Levels)
Piece of Heart (Intermediate)
Super Lamp (Advanced, first time)
Super Net (Advanced, second time)
Cost100 Rupees (Beginner)
200 Rupees (Intermediate)
300 Rupees (Advanced)

The Treacherous Tower is a location and mini-game in A Link Between Worlds.[1]

Location and Rules

The Treacherous Tower is found on Death Mountain in Lorule, approximately where the Tower of Hera is located in Hyrule. It is host to a mini-game that is run by the Devilish Girl, who pits Link against a series of rooms full of enemies. These rooms are surrounded by a bottomless pit that Link can fall into and receive damage, which is in turn surrounded by a cheering audience full of monsters. When all enemies in the room are defeated, Link is able to carry on to the next room, until he reaches the end and receives his prize. There are three modes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Initially only the Beginner level is available, and the Intermediate and Advanced levels are unlocked after Link completes their preceding levels. If Link can complete a level with faster time than his previous record, he will be rewarded with extra Rupees in addition to the usual prizes.[2]

The Beginner level contains five rooms and costs 100 Rupees to play.[3] The Intermediate level contains 15 rooms and costs 200 Rupees to play.[4] The Advanced level contains 50 rooms and costs 300 Rupees to play.[5][6] Upon completing the final room of any difficulty level, Link will receive numerous Rupees thrown from the audience, with higher difficulty levels yielding more valuable Rupees. After completing the Intermediate level for the first time, the Devilish Girl rewards him with a Piece of Heart.[7] After completing the Advanced level for the first time, she upgrade Link's Lamp to the Super Lamp, which deals eight times the amount of damage.[8] A subsequent completion will see her upgrade Link's Net to the Super Net, which also deals eight times the damage.[9][10] According to the Devilish Girl, nobody has survived the Advanced level.[11]

Enemies and Traps


Beginner Level

Floor Wave 1
1 Mini-Moldorm
2 10× Sand Crab
3 Octorok
4 Stalfos
Red Stalfos
5 Moldorm (Yellow)

Intermediate Level

Floor Wave 1 Wave 2
1 Popo Red Popo
2 Chasupa
3 Crow
4 11× Terrorpin
5 Green Sword Soldier
6 Floors 6 to 10 are missing their corners.
Bumper
Blue Hardhat Beetle
7 Blue Bow Soldier
8 Snap Dragon
9 Helmasaur
10 Gibdo
11 Floors 11 to 15 are covered in Ice.
Snowball Hinox
12 Snowball Zirro
13 Ice Gimos
14 Soldier (Green, Short Sword)
Grey Ball and Chain Soldier
15 Moblin
Shield Moblin (Red)

Advanced Level

Floor Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3
1 Blob 20× Blob
2 12× Rat 12× Rope
3 Keese
4 10× Soldier (Green, Short Sword)
5 Armos Armos
6 Poe Hyu
7 Red Rupee
11× Red Rupee Like
8 Blue Tektite
Red Tektite
9 Spear Soldier (Red)
Spear Throwing Soldier
10 Recovery Floor
Heart
11 Floors 11 to 20 are covered in Ice.
Green Kodongo
Red Kodongo
12 Slarok
13 Karat Crab 12× Ku
14 Pengator
15 Blue Bari
Red Bari
16 Green Goriya
Red Goriya
17 Blue Taros
18 Big Pengator
19 Gigabari (Yellow)
20 Recovery Floor
Heart
21 Floors 21 to 29 are missing their corners.
Dacto
22 10× Dark Rat 10× Skullrope
23 Vulture
24 Popo
Fire Wizzrobe
25 Bumper
Purple Mini-Moldorm
26 Green Eyegore
Blue Eyegore
Red Eyegore
27 Blue Bow Soldier
Blue Sword Soldier
28 Spear Throwing Soldier
Gold Ball and Chain Trooper
29 Lynel
30 Recovery Floor
Heart
31 Floors 31 to 40 are covered in Ice and missing their corners.
Red Hardhat Beetle
Buzz Blob
32 Dark Ghini
Light Ghini
This floor is dark.
33 Freezor
34 Chasupa
Sluggula
This floor is dark.
35 Heart Blue Zazak
36 Ropa
Snowball Zirro
37 Red Eyegore
This floor is dark.
38 Ice Wizzrobe
This floor includes two Ice Gimos that do not come alive.
39 Lorule Ball and Chain Soldier
This floor is dark.
40 Recovery Floor
Fairy
41 Red Taros
Zirro
42 11× Red Stalfos
The floor is covered in Ice.
43 White Bari
Yellow Bari
The floor is missing its corners.
44 Big Ice Gimos
The floor is both covered in Ice and missing its corners.
45 Shield Moblin (Blue)
Bomb Soldier
46 Red Zazak
The floor is covered in Ice.
47 Gimos Fire Gimos Ice Gimos
Medusa (Ice)
48 Lorule Spear Soldier
Lorule Soldier
The floor is covered in Ice.
49 Black Lynel
50 Moldorm (Purple)
The floor is covered in Ice.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Tour du Péril Tower of Danger
French Republic FrenchEU Tour de l'escarmouche Tower of skirmish
Federal Republic of Germany German Ausdauerkampf Endurance fight
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Fortaleza interminable Endless fortress

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. "Well, boom boom, sword boy! Welcome to the Treacherous Tower!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. "A new record! Boom boom all around! Here's an extra bonus for you!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "Boom boom in the room! Glad to see you back here, sword boy! C'mon and give your luck a try! What's 100 Rupees these days? [Boom boom!] That's the spirit, sword boy! The rules are super simple! A bunch of baddies are gonna attack you. Just beat 'em! You look just like you can take care of yourself, but since it's your first time, just stick to the Beginner course. Just five stages, so it'll be a piece of boom-boom cake for you! That'll be 100 Rupees. Please and thank you! All right! Have fun in there! And do come back in one piece." — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "Well, boom boom! Check you out! I was wondering if you were going to give it another try! Wanna give the Intermediate course a shot? C'mon--you can't take those Rupees with you, ya know! [Intermediate] YAY! That's the spirit! The Intermediate course has 15 floors! That's tons of baddies for your entertainment at the low cost of only 200 Rupees! Please and thank you! INCOMING!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. "You know what? You should really take a crack at the Advanced course next time! The Advanced course has 50 floors! You can beat up baddies to your heart's delight! It costs 300 Rupees, so give it a try next time! Just lemme know if you want another go at it! I'm not going anywhere!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. "Well, well, well! Double boom in the room! I'm so impressed! The Advanced course has 50 floors! Beat up baddies to your heart's delight for the bargain price of only 300 Rupees! Please and thank you!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "I can't believe it! Well, I CAN believe it, but...I CAN'T believe it! Amazing! Your clear time was XX minutes, XX seconds! If you can beat your time on this course, I'll give you some extra Rupees for your pockets! And since you cleared this course for the first time, I have something special for you..." — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. "Boom boom! You brought the doom! You're one of a kind, sword boy! [...] Oh yeah...and I have a wee little something special you might be interested in as well... [...] Now you can even use your lamp on your enemies! It's hot stuff!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  9. "Oh yeah... I've got another very special prize for you. That's only if you're interested, of course. To get it, all you have to do is clear the Advanced course again! When you come back to do that, be sure you have one of those bug-catching thingies with you, OK? Just lemme know if you want another go at it! I'm not going anywhere!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "Oh, mah... Oh, mah! That's all I can say. Literally. Just...oh, mah... Boom boom and sweep like a broom! You've cleared the Advanced course twice now, sword boy! As promised, here's an extra-special prize for you! [...] Now you can even use your net to beat up enemies! How fun is that? Even though I've given you my special prizes, will you still visit? Don't forget about me OK?! Please and thank you!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)
  11. "Silly me! Sorry. Sometimes my mind just goes boom boom! I forgot to mention one teensy-weensy thing... The number of people who have returned alive from this course is... ...a big, fat ZERO! Have fun!" — Devilish Girl (A Link Between Worlds)