Point, Click, And Pull To Take Down Bosses In Pandora’s Tower

By Spencer . April 28, 2011 . 11:01am

In Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side you control Ende who climbs through towers seeking to cure his friend Ceres from a curse. He receives the Oreichalkos Chain early in the game, which acts as a weapon and a tool to pull switches from a distance.


Controls for the chain are a bit different from what you might expect. You start by pointing where you want to fire the chain with the Wii remote. A blue cursor lets you know where you’re aiming and it turns red when there’s something to strike. Ende has a couple of different moves like tossing enemies after grabbing them and a swing attack. Tearing may be his most deadly attack with the Oreichalkos Chain. After you latch on, you can shake the controller to deal extra damage until the chain gauge (the yellow meter) is full.



Weaker enemies don’t need as much punishment. Firing the chain like it was a gun works too.



Ende also carries three kinds of secondary weapons with him. While the chain uses motion control, his sub weapons use button combos. Here’s Ende’s great sword in action.



His dual knives are swifter, but do not have as much range as the sword.



Ende’s scythe looks like the powerful, but slow weapon type in Pandora’s Tower.



Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side links up to retailers on May 26 in Japan.

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  • That zoom feature is neat.

    Castlevania Judgement could (should) have been a game like this.

    • Guest

      Or at least it’s Castle Mode should have been like this

    • PrinceHeir

      hey i like castlevania judgement :)

      i’ve put a good 80 hours in that game :P

      though if the fighting game was on 2D and Ayami Kojima artwork, it would sell for sure :)

      still love the game though

  • Traditional gaming where art thou? Im just terrible with any of these point clicking and stuff controls. Its creative but just not for me. Though if it gets hot reviews and has a good story then maybe I will endure.

    • Even when there’s a target reticle that tells you where exactly you’re aiming?

      • I usually play games for no less than 3 hours straight, its just more or less using the controls in that manner to be pointing click and pulling, its physically exhausting. If I wanted to play a game to get exhausted Id pull out my DDR PS3 mat and play some Private Eye.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Hhmm. I’m some where in the middle. I’m not the best at aiming myself but I don’t think it’s anything you should worry about. And Wii Sports has made me pretty good at doing the point and play with the Wii. ^_^

      Also you might want to be careful about the *Traditional gaming since a lot of old school games were all about the pointing and clicking (lol I don’t just mean point and click adventure games). I remember a lot of old school games like Duck Hunt and Archery, that involve gameplay like that. Anyways I’m ranting. Sorry. I guess I’m just being a prude.

      • I guess, I did do good in those bowling games on the Wii, but that was really the only enjoyable one, did Wii Sports Resort sword waggling but the controls got tiring and complicated. Ive only enjoyed point and play in like games at arcade joints such as Chuck E Cheese, now they were fun back in the early part of the last decade.

        • Guest

          You should try the bow & arrow in Reginliev lol

  • badmoogle

    The best Wii games seem to be coming in its twilight years.Xenoblade,The Last Story,Skyward Sword,Earth Seeker,Pandora’s Tower…too bad so far we’re only getting Zelda and Xenoblade.:(

  • Zero_Destiny

    Sounds cool. Reminds me of Final Fantasy CC on the Wii. I hope it’s a bit better than that though. Not a bad game but the controls were a bit awkward. Hope the controls are more smooth. Can’t wait to see more clips. It looks real fun. I think this control scheme can work well. ^_^

  • xflame10

    my body was not ready……….

  • PrinceHeir

    the game’s camera view reminds me of Lament of Innocence while the gameplay is like Curse of Darkness without the summoning part.

    looks awesome :)

    definitely interested in the story with Ceres and all.

    this could be the Nier of Wii :)

  • Joanna

    Wow, it’s coming out so soon! I’ll be hopelessly pining in the corner over here for this to get announced for all western territories.

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