The Mysterious Tower is a strange place, mechanically as well as aesthetically. Mechanically, it is treated as a sub-location of Twilight Town in KH2, but a unique world in several successor games. Since it appears so often, I’m already tired of its theme music, “Magical Mystery.” The “world” is simply a tiny island bordered with trees, and a brown-and-blue tower decked with stars.
Like Twilight Town, you should be thorough with your chest-hunting, since you’re going to be locked out after you’re done here, and for an even longer period of time. An almost comical period of time, in fact: after you leave the Mysterious Tower, you’ll be locked out until the very end of the game, when the Tower unlocks again for no reason and with no fanfare (I mean that: the game doesn’t even tell you that it’s unlocked). So yeah, you had better open all the chests while you’re here. You wouldn’t want to forget that, uh, Potion, now would you? (more…)