Tower of Rubble - Atari 2600



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL60      

Tower of Rubble

The Plot

Set in 1932, you are a British adventurer, who has just stolen a valuable golden mask from the ruins of an old Inca tower on a small deserted island off the coast of Ecuador. Locals avoid the island and its tower, as rumor has it that the old Incas brought it to life, so it could protect the treasure hidden inside. In their indigenous Quechua language, descendants of the Incas call the tower “Turri Raqay”, which roughly translates to “Tower of Rubble”.

What seemed like an easy pick up, quickly turns into a nightmare. Soon after snatching the golden mask from its pedestal and walking back to leave the island, you find that hot lava is emerging from the sea that surrounds the island. You are trapped!

And to make things worse, at that very moment the tower awakes and turns out to have a very malicious personality…

Tower Of Rubble


Tower of Rubble is a non-stop action game, where the challenge is to survive on the lethal tower as long as possible, while it crumbles and rebuilds itself around you.

Every second, a block of rubble will fall from the sky at a different position, building up the tower. And at the same time, horizontal and vertical laser beams will tear down the tower by clearing out full rows and columns of blocks.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, the outside walls will slowly but surely disintegrate and eventually melt while sinking into the hot lava. Sounds hectic? It is! But you have to keep calm and make the right decisions in a split second to stay alive.

To survive on the Tower of Rubble, it is essential to master running, climbing, hanging and jumping. You can practice all possible moves right on the title screen. A tricky move to perform is the "island jump", where you are hanging on a ledge and jump to another ledge two blocks ahead. You'll need this jump to survive more than 100 seconds!

Gameplay Video


Tower of Rubble Screenshot Tower of Rubble Screenshot Tower of Rubble Screenshot Tower of Rubble Screenshot Tower of Rubble Screenshot Tower of Rubble Screenshot

Game Modes

  • 1 Player - The normal single player mode
  • 2 Player Versus - Play against a friend
  • 1 Player Pro - Total chaos right from the start!

AtariVox Support

Tower of Rubble supports the AtariVox or SaveKey for automatic saving of your high score.

To reset the saved high score, hold down the RESET switch while powering on the game.

Additional Information

Tower of Rubble includes game cartridge, full-color 8-page manual, and professionally printed box. Tower of Rubble is available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats. Please specify above when ordering or you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1 - 2
Controller Joystick Controllers
Cartridge Size 8K
Programming and Manual Dion Olsthoorn (dionoid)
Label & Box Artwork Dave Dries
Currently there are no reviews for this product. Share your opinion with others, be the first to write a review.

Add Your Review

Your Name:
Email Address:
Note: HTML is not translated! Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Your Rating: 5
Your Name:
Your Email:
Friends Name:
Friends Email:
Related Products