Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!
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Release Date: Jun 16, 2014
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"With a simple and easy to pick up control scheme and a smooth progression system, you'll find yourself easily melting away a few hours with this game. "
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“There are triple-A, $60 games that pale in comparison to the enjoyment we got from Knightmare Tower.”

“Knightmare Tower hooked me for over an hour, and I had to force myself to stop playing.”

“This is a great game and an easy recommendation to make.”

About This Game

Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!

  • Campaign and Survival modes
  • 10 princesses to rescue, all daughters of the same King (yeah, even that last one)
  • Tons of upgrades, including visually changing armors, swords and boots
  • 1 epic boss battle
  • 70 quests to complete
  • 50+ different monsters to slice up
  • 3 legendary monsters that can be summoned with special horns
  • Giant bombs that blow apart every monsters around you
  • Potions that make you super strong
  • Rideable rockets
  • Soundtrack by HyperDuck Soundworks (Scrolls, Dust: An Elysian Tail)
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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
It was fun.

But the game is quite short.
The game is just for 2~3 hours.
Only worth it when it's on sale i guess...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Knightmare Tower has the distinct honour of being the last free online flash game I played before I was consumed by the behemoth that is Steam. With it now on Steam, I feel like I've practically come full circle.

Juicy Beast Studio primarily develop free flash games, with a few ported to mobile devices. Knightmare Tower represents their first title on Steam. Now, before I continue, let me just link you to a post where Juicy Beast explain the differences between the flash version and the Steam version: here.

Much like the flash version, this one was relatively short to complete. I managed to complete the main game in...I forget...maybe a few hours? It shouldn't take too long to upgrade everything and challenge the boss. Following that, survival mode proved to be a fun, and slightly harder, distraction. Alas, it did feel a bit too short and I finished the main Steam achievements very quickly. I do wish there was more content added to the game.

Oh yes, I forgot to talk about gameplay. Silly me. So, there's this knight that uses rockets to ascend a tower and rescue princesses, in order to defeat the boss beyond the ceiling. As he ascends, enemies come to kill him. The knight basically falls down on these enemies to kill them and increase his speed going upwards. If he goes too slow, the lava consumes him.
You also gain gold to buy upgrades for your knight, rocket, and etc.. It's imperative that you finish all the upgrades before fighting the boss, which has bullet curtain segments that feels oddly out of place. You don't need to, however. What you DO need to finish are quests (3 maximum per tower run - more are unlocked once you die as the completed quests are removed from the queue) in order to get the key to challenge the boss.

The game looked and played exactly how I remembered it from my Kongregate days. Oddly enough, while there's now controller support in this game, there's no more mouse support. I'm not fazed by this, however - I use the keyboard.

Knightmare Tower was very fun and very addicting back in my Kongregate days, and the Steam version made me relive those days all over again.

When to buy: If you're uncertain of whether you want to buy this game, you can try the free flash version here. If you'd like to support Juicy Beast and earn some Steam achievements, this game will probably last you about 5 hours and has been discounted 50% in the past (not on Steam). So...your call.

From the same developer: Check out their Kongregate profile and portfolio here.

You may add me on Kongregate if you wish - click here. No guarantees I'll add you back since I almost never go there anymore.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
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△ many unlockables, great audio and visual style, excellent fast paced gameplay
▽ a little too short (leaves you wanting more)

★ A great arcade game.
Fun for a few hours.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Simple 3 button fun - left, right and dash down to go up. Rescue princesses, buy upgrade to get more responsive, faster and powerful knight. Expect final boss within 2-3 hours, but 10+ to get all achievements.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
one of the best game
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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Played it for free on, here it does have more content making it more interesting. I gladly recommend because Juicy Beast is a lovely company and I like to support it + the game is awesome try for yourself for free and if you like come over!!!! ^^ 9/10 Would be 10/10 if it was a little bit longer :P
(Support for mouse control would be a very good ad, miss it so bad :C)
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
This game is a perfect example of easy to pick up, hard to master! Within only 5 hours you will have done everything in the game, but every single minute of these 5 hours will have been well spent, I garantee! Also, if you think about it, it is a little under 1$/hour, not so bad an investment! The game is simple and so are the controls: left right stomp are everything you will do throughout all the game, but god does it become exciting once these monsters stack-up, there's lava up your butt and it suddenly becomes some kind of bullet hell where your only weapon is youself!
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
When I saw this on Steam, I thought I'd buy this to thank the developer, Juicy Beast, for one of my all time favorite flash games. Only after purchase do I realize this game does not come with mouse support. Why does the FREE version of this game come with mouse support but the PAID version doesn't? Until this changes, I recommend you search out the free version instead as this game is best played with a mouse.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Knightmare Tower rocks! Tons of fun -- very well balanced -- super creative. I highly recommend this game. Play it with a controller for best experience.

For Achievement Hunters: took about 5 to 6 hours for 100%. (And it's still a blast to play after that!)
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
I am not a big fan of spending money on ports/revamps of flash games, but some titles (and developers) deserve it based on my fun with the flash version and quality of the devs. Knightmare Tower is one such game.

I love the flash games Juicy Beast has put out in the past. They know their audience and they know what flash games should be about: easy to get into, but hard to master fun.

Check out the flash version on Kongregate or Armor Games before you decide to buy. If you enjoy it, Juicy Beast well-deserve your money for this rebuild.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
This game is a real gem: You want Easy Controls? You got it. Princesses,Castle and Knight? You got it. Story mode and endless mode? You also got it. The music is also good and the graphics are really impressive.What else can you ask from a game?

10/10 from me it will keep you busy and hooked...totally worth getting :)
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
+ Unlockables
+ Increasing difficulty keeps it challenging despite the simplistic gameplay
+ Addictive and fun

- Short (2-3 hours for the story)
- Game can only be finished once all of the objectives are completed
- Boss fight's 'bullet hell' attack doesn't fit the game

[Rating: 75/100]
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Knightmare Tower, much like Juicy Beast's other titles, is an endless runner with a bunch of upgrades and quests to do.
The game starts out with a knight playing a not-Gameboy, until he recieves a letter. He finds out someone kidnapped 10 princesses and locked them all up in a giant tower, guess 1 princess just doesn't cut it anymore. So Knight Dude grabs his sword, heads to the tower to save the princesses and find out who kidnapped them.
Now for the game itself, it plays out like any standard Juicy Beast game, kill enemies to go faster, spend gold to unlock upgrades and complete quests for more gold. But instead of just going forward, you're constantly ascending.
If you aren't ascending, then you're probably dead, because right below you is lava, quickly rising up as you progress through the tower, but to do that, you need to kill enemies. You kill them by moving directly below them and pressing A, tearing them in half with your glorious sword. And now you pretty much know everything about Knightmare Tower, you kill enemies to progress until you get to the end, while upgrading yourself on a regular basis. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you're looking for a quick game to blast through in a weekend, or you just have a lot of disposable income, I would definately recommend Knightmare Tower, but if you aren't, I'd just recommend going for something else. The price is definately generous, but considering the time this game lasts, I can see a lot of people not liking it because of that reason.
Before you decide to buy this game, (or not) I'd highly recommend playing the free version of this game which you can find with just a quick Google search. It should give you a pretty good idea on how this game plays and whether you'll like it or not.
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
This is a really fun game. Quite simplistic, it'll have you hooked on the "just one more go" scenario. I whole-heartedly recommend this game.

So, why did I give it a negative? Because you can play it, for FREE, on Kongregate! Yeah, a game that is £3 (or equivelant) on steam was released on Kongregate, by the developers no less, for free. There is no difference betwe- wait, i'd tell a lie if I said that. The graphics have been improved (slightly), you get animated cutscenes (...yay) and it supports controllers. Aside from that, no difference!

If you want to play the game, just go play it on Kongregate and save yourself the money.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Type of Game:

Vertical Endless Runner (there really isn’t an appropriate genre for this game)

Version Played:

PC version through Steam

Similar Games:

Toss The Turtle, Canabalt, and Temple Run

The Good:

- An excellent time waster that will keep you engaged throughout your 5 – 6 hour playthrough
- Unlocks and in game purchases (no IAPs here) keep you coming back to play just “one more game”
- The challenge system especially keeps you motivated as it constantly adds a new “quests” for the player to complete for in game gold (ex: reach a certain height without falling or blow up ‘x’ amount of monsters with a bomb)
- Colorful and vibrant character/monster designs are welcome and keep the game feeling playful
- Fast gameplay sessions make it an excellent game to load up when you just want a quick game fix
- Numerous enemy types make for a nice variety of game strategy as they are introduced deliberately at appropriate intervals of progression
- Playing with a gamepad is intuitive and responsive, but not the best way to play the game (see below)

The Bad:

- Being a fan of the free flash version I was expecting the game to feature mouse controls, which were the best way to play the game. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing mouse controls are not part of the game
- The overall length of the main game is only about 4-5 hours, which is quite short. While it features an endless mode, I never felt compelled to jump into that due to the lack of an end goal

Can you play it while the children are awake?:

The cartoon gore is there. The monsters are split apart in a cartoony colorful way, but they are still split apart. I had no problem let my eight year old watch, but anything younger may be sketchy.

Did I make time to complete it?

The main game was a blast and well worth the time I spent playing it. The game plays like a premium iPad title and it should be purchased with that in mind. It is to be play in short spurts and enjoyed in a few sessions. I found it held my interest enough to complete it, so as I normally don’t complete games that is a compliment in and of itself. It is well worth the budget price of $3.99

Recommended Purchase Price:



100% of current retail value of $3.99



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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
It's a port of a flash game that I played years ago on NewGrounds. Don't believe me? See for yourself: Don't get me wrong, it's a fun game. Just nobody should have to pay to play it.

Grats to the game company for stumbling on the formula for an addictive game, but I really wish I had listened to the little voice in my head telling me the name sounded familiar.

It really makes me angry that game devs are selling a game on one platform that's FREE on another.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Much like Kingdom Rush I discovered this game on Kongregate, or Armor Games back when I was having problems with my PSU. The game is simple, fun, and more enjoyable than most overpriced Early Access garbage that's been flooding Steam lately. I surely hope King's League comes to Steam because that game is quite fun as well.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Addictive game and really fun. Worth a try if you are fond of those good ol' flash games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
This game has been criticized for being a flash game, originaly avaiable for free. While it's true that there is a free of charge flash version, the one avaiable on steam has been completely rebuilt on the Unity engine. Now, moving on to the acttual review.

Knightmare Tower is an arcade style game. You play a night going up the tower to save 10 princesses and ultimately deffeat the boss at the top of the tower. Seem's pretty bland, right? It would be, if not for the way you ascend the tower is by hitting your enemies with your sword. You basicly fly around at the top of the screen, slowly falling dow until you hit an enemy or dashing straight at them so that you can get up again. It's the type of arcade game where you're gonna keep failing until you purchase the right upgrades.

Speaking of upgrades. While ascending the tower, you will keep finding stuff that'll aid you in you journey. Bombs that'll deliver a hit to each enemy curently on the screen, horn that will spawn odd, non hostile creatures you can wack down to go up higher and gain some gold and, well, bags of gold. The last one is obviously used to purchase the previously mentioned upgrades. Those are chategorized as: Equipment, Upgrades and potions. Upgrading your equipment will make your rocket go higher, make you able to withstand more damage or deliver it or just make your movement more fluid. Upgrades are less noticeble, but they still help you a great deal! Potions are another item you can find, and upgrading it in the store will keep adding effects to it like speed or damage boost.

The game features a variety of different foes. From the harmless demons you use as fodder for your sword, to weird, centipede-like things that you can only hit in the head. Some ill shoot at you, others will blow fire, some others will just use spikes to protect themselves. You've gotta be carefull and time your dashes just right to nog get hit. Also, it's important to note that if you dash and hit no enemys you will fall of the tower. A rocket will quickly get you back up, but you will lose a great deal of your speed, wich will leave you vulnerable to the biggest foe of them all. Lava. Lava will start following you if you don't ascend the tower fast enough. It doesn't mess around. If you fall into it, game over, no matter how much damage you can withsand.

So you've gone up the tower, saved all the princesses and and defeated the final boss. What now, you might ask. Well now, you unlock a survival mode. The tower is infinite in height and the monsters more fierce than ever! This is where the "endgame" begins. If you want to squeeze a bit more out of this game, you'll have a lot of fun trying to get into the leaderboards! Now, the monsters in this tower are always the same, and the only thing that changes is their health, spawn rates and the speed of the lava, as you go up the tower. Make no mistake, though, this get's real hard, real quick!

As for achievements, the game only has 6 of them, wich will propably turn off anyone who look's to bump up their achievement count, but if you're looking for a challenge, you're gonna find it here. Sure, finishing the game and getting everything there is to get in the shop aren't hard achievements, but getting up to 100.00 meters in survival mode? Good luck.

Honestly, I cannot reccomend this game enough. I am having tons of fun with it, and I bet most of you will too. Happy gaming!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Holy cow is this game addicting. It's really minimalistic in its controls, but the way it's executed makes it an intense game of skill with a little bit of luck.

Here's a quick look video if you want to see gameplay with my impressions of it. If you'd rather read, just continue below for generally the same thing.

Now before I begin, I'll say you can play this game for free online with pretty much all of the same content. But since it's good to support the devs, you can play it on steam with a better resolution, smoother gameplay, and a controller, which is very much worth it. It also serves as a good demo to see if you'd like the game. Now with that sorted, let's continue this review.

So what is this game? It's about a knight flying up a tower off a rocket and his enemies' face. Why does he do it? Because he wants a harem of princess like any good chap.

Okay, maybe the concept is silly. I get that. But great feeling of progression this game gives is fantastic. Every time you fly up the tower, you amass gold for when you die (and you will die) for the next round when you upgrade your stuff. You can upgrade your sword, health, rocket, potions, luck, and plenty more to give you an edge to make your way up the tower just a little bit farther. Every so often as you scale higher up the tower, you'll reach a princess who will give you a bonus powerup/enemy that'll make your life easier in the next runs. And you'll keep this system up as you fly farther than ever before, encountering harder and more challenging enemies the higher you go.

And that's pretty much it. But while it's so simple, it's a ton of fun with great replayability. It's doesn't even grindy at all since the game has no problem awarding you with gold so you can get that next powerup. There's even achievements and quests that give you side objectives for even more gold. It's really a great system.

If I had anything to ding this game for, it's just how short it is. You'll probably beat the main quest after 2-3 hours. But it does give you a survival mode, so you'll have something to do after that.

But all in all, this is a solid $4 game. Worth every penny. It's mindless fun and a joy to play.
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