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The Tower of Flies is an unconstructable tower in Age of Empires II. Like heroes, The Tower of Flies automatically regenerates hit points and cannot be converted.

The Tower of Flies is only available in the Scenario Editor (under the Other tab).

Campaign appearances

Saladin

El Cid

  • Reconquista: At the African shore, Yusuf controls the Tower of Despair, which is a renamed Tower of Flies.

Dracula

  • The Dragon Spreads His Wings: The Danesti Forces defend the northwestern bridge with a Gunpowder Tower, which is a renamed Tower of Flies.
  • The Night Falls: An Old Tower defends Peonari Castle, an Abandoned Tower defends the river, and a Fortified Tower defends the last Ottoman camp. These are all renamed Tower of Flies.

Trivia

  • The Tower of Flies was a real Sea Tower, first built by the Phoenicians and greatly expanded by the Crusaders, that once guarded the harbor of Acre. It was fit with a Boom Chain to regulate shipping and acted at times as a lighthouse and prison.
  • The design of The Tower of Flies and its cousin, The Accursed Tower, uses the old Western European Guard Tower sprites.
  • The Accursed Tower and The Tower of Flies are most likely revisits of the Mirror Tower, from The Rise of Rome, which was in development around the time The Age of Kings was also in development.
  • The Tower of Flies has a hidden construction cost of 150 stone which is only relevant to repairing as it cannot be constructed.
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