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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Very Positive (335 reviews) - 92% of the 335 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014

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“There are triple-A, $60 games that pale in comparison to the enjoyment we got from Knightmare Tower.”
GamesRadar

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

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

About This Game

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


Features:
  • 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)
  • More info on http://knightmaretower.com

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Very Positive (335 reviews)
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ItzShaden CSGORAIN.US
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Really Fun game, has nice quality and sound. Too bad it's a kinda short game, if it was longer I'd be much more fun
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Crap Ton Of Games
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Wow, I did not expect this game to be so good! I managed to pick this game up at a discount, but it's current $3.99 price tag is still makes it very much worth it.

The Good
  • Fun, simple gameplay that gets quite addictive.
  • Nice, clear progression system.
  • The game concludes right about the time it takes for the novelty to wear off.
  • The game's visuals were quite stunning, especially considering how simplistic it all is.

    The Bad
  • The gameplay is a little too simplistic, which definitely hurts it's replay value.
  • The game boasts over 50 different monsters to slice up, but the vast majority of them are just reskins of each other.
  • The so-called "Legendary" monsters provide no real challenge.
  • The top level equipment looked very gaudy and there was no way to change the appearance of them once upgraded.
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Miss Moa♥
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Up you go
To the sky you stay
Then rip
Restart
Repeat
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S. Lee
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
As some of the reviews suggest; This is also available online as a flash game.
And thanks to those reviews I remembered I've played it some years ago, and did have some fun with it.

The gameplay is simple, yet addicting like hell - Especially if you want to 100% this game.
You move your knight from left to right, enganging enemies in a never-ending fight.
Well nearly never-ending. You "level up"/"gear up" your knight in the shop with money earned and picked up during gameplay, which helps make the game more compelling.
However, it's pretty simplistic but in a way that suits the game decently.
Since there's only one type of weapon and all enemy attacks (those who have it) deal the same amount of damage, there is no reason for a more "complex gearing/leveling system".

Which brings me to the pricetag. I only bought it because I was looking at some brief fun but most importantly: I had a 66% off coupon.
I would NEVER consider a game like this (without trading cards) with a pricetag like this when you're done with it after ~5 hours.
It may sound harsh, but the reality is I'm not sure if I'm ever going to play the game again after completing it.
Atleast the developer put in a "Start new game" feature which might help in replay-ability.

Which again brings me to my next point.. as others have already stated, you're not able to rebind the controls.
You'll quickly learn them however, and I only found it frustrating once I broke "zeh purhfect g4m3".
You're able to pause the game with Esc - However, if you want to resume, you have to press space.
If you press esc it restarts, and if you press enter you'll enter the shop (or vice versa - Sue me, I can't remember haha).

Overall the game did its trick - I ultimately had fun with it.
If you like casual games, with simplistic gameplay and "level up system" this might rock your boat.
The graphics and animations, in my opinion, are great.
The sound/music is also awesome, however there's a slight audio glitch with the final potion making overlap noises if you stack them.
The game doesn't crash or anything, it just sounds weird when the second potion is about to wear out).
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TahBahFah
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A very nice and fun little arcade-style game. It's worth mentioning that this game was originally a free flash game online that has been updated a little and put up on Steam. I didn't even know it was on Steam until I wound up with a coupon for the game.

It's a fun game and a nice little hidden gem if you are into arcade-style games. It's worth the price of admission, especially if one of your many coupons is for this game.
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Zkichiro
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I am thoroughly disappointed in this game. While it is very enjoyable and fun, it has a crippling flaw. If you are a Mac user, or a Linux user, it's very likely that you simply won't be able to play the game past the story mode. It is a known bug that hasn't been adressed by the developers. Your data is completely ereased after you complete the main story and log back in.
It has happend to me twice and lost hope in the game. The fact that they haven't fixed the issue in 2 years makes it even more unlikely that they ever will. Just terrible, a complete and utter waste of my money.
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Haruno Sakura
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
MUREHHHHHHHHH
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Shammy GameGoat
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
This game is soooo much fun!

Im not much of a casual gamer and I tend to prefer games that focus heavily on story and atmosphere, but my God this game is good! Its easy to pick up but difficult to master, and is just so addictive its unreal.

So far Ive clocked about 4 hours into the game...and I bought it 4 hours ago - 'nuff said
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Daze The Bear Chieftain
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This is a nice little fun game. Well worth the price and plenty to have fun with. A king had his princesses kidnapped and you decide you can rescue them and they will fall in love with you. You launch yourself up a tower on top of a rocket and then freefall. The goal is to kill monsters to keep you from falling and they boost you higher up the tower. You will break through ceilings after certain heights reached which will rescue a princess and with that tougher enemies show up to bring more of a challenge. When you rescure a princess she will unlock a bonus for you that may show up when you kill the enemies. Stuff like bombs, health, money, and potions.

After each time you end your game you will have money to spend in the store to unlock stuff like health, better damage, and better speed boots for example. When you unlock health and damage it will change the look of your sword and armor. Not much but a cool little feature.

Once you save the last princess you will need to beat the boss. He's does give a little challenge but nothing to tough. After that you unlock survival mode where you try to climb as high as you can. In this mode enemies are tougher and it can get crazier in battles. Achievements were also pretty easy to unlock if you're into earning those.

Overall I had a good time playing Knightmare Tower and found it well worth it's asking price. I did pretty much beat everything in one sitting and most likely won't play the game anymore but that doesn't take away from it's fun and value.
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Realtione
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Great game for spending time!

+ Bunch of upgrades. Also that affects your character, rocket's look etc.
+ Various enemies
+ Bunch off challanges (and all doable)
+ Great boss fight. Bullet hell attack.
+ Short but fun and cheap. So worth for the price.
+ Survival Mode. You can call it as endless. More challanges.
+ Addictive gameplay. Not too easy, not too hard.
+ Pretty good hitbox and attack types.

This game is quite good as one-shot for the weekend.

77/100
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Menace123
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
- This review isn't written by a native speaker, thank you for your understanding -

One of these game that are really addictive on the phone but also on the computer.

Rating
Must Play

- Key features below ---- Review after -----------------------------------------------

Play time needed (perfect)
about 8 hours and more
Gaming level
between Casual (+) and Gamer (-)
Achievement level
between Casual (+) and Gamer (-)
Game style
Arcade, tower climbing (not the way you know), beat them all.
Game modes
Story mode, Survival mode.
Story
Yes, short but good.
Playthrough
One.
Voice
I don't think so.
Music
Yes, one ?
Controls
Keyboard. Controller ?
Tutorial
Yes.
Unmissable / backtracking content
Yes.
Glitches / bugs
No.
Worth price
Full price.

- Review below ----------------------------------------------------------------------

In Knightmare Tower you need to rescue all 10 princesses of the King. To do it our kinght need to launch himself with a rocket and then jump on every ennemies to cut them down to go higher.

In that kind of game you need to play it many times to earn lot of gold to spend to be a Better, Faster, Stronger knight. Every princess you save, unlock a new power-up in game that may be dropped by foes. There is also some quests to achieve, 3 at time, to earn more gold ?

After being a Better, Faster, Stronger knigh, youy can manage to rescue the last princesses, reach and beat the boss.

Even after that, you can always reach much more higher places in the survival mode.
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Motta
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
This game is fantastic. I played in Ouya and again here on Steam. It is a game with a simple but very challenging mechanics and a constant feeling of challenge, besides the game pacing is very well balanced. The visual cartoon fits nicely with the proposal of the game. Would I like a sequel or more levels.
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Shnoofeen
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
I got it for free from some e-mail subscription so I can't complain much.

It was okay for the 6 hours it took to complete the whole thing, I can't see much replayability to it.

It is quite a challange in the survival mode, once you're past 100k it's pretty much impossible.



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popehentai
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
A fun uncomplicated time waster, in the vein of their flash game "Burrito Bison". Not much to it, but worth a buck or two.
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MEDVEDIC
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
This is an amazing game that will give you several hours of fun. It can be ( legally ) played for free on a website, but I wanted to play it with a controller and not have to look at ads so I bought it on steam. It is well worth the asking price ( I even bought it on a sale but even at regular asking price ).

It may not seem that great looking at screenshots or videos but the way it draws you in to play more and more and more is just awesome.

I would recommend this game to anyone that wants to relax with a simple and engaging game.
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CrowbarSka
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26
It appeals to a very basic part of my lizard brain which just likes to see Things Go Faster while Numbers Go Up. But it appeals to it very, very well and very, very quickly.
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Dinir
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
This is a short, stylish, well-balanced, fast, fun-but-not-too-easy action game with medieval fantasy world and shm-up mixed and I mean that mix is really something new you should want to see.

Great to play on a short break. (since there's a infinite survival mode as well if you cleared the game)

+)
stylish: basically you're flying all over the time in this game. You slay things, get items, avoid some bullets and they're all happening while everything include you is flying mid-air. Also there's rockets you ride to proceed to the next floor.
well-balanced: This game has an upgrade system. Of course upgrades for higher level requires much more money, but as you upgrade things that won't feel too long or bored to grind the amount of money. The length of each floor in this game is calculated everytime you play so you won't feel bored to pass previous levels you've beaten before. Also, as you play the game your record smoothly goes up and that progress properly motivates you.

+) If you love Downwell there's a high chance you also love this game as well.
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unclepeyj
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Really great game! A little bit short, but also cheap.
My only problem is the screen tearing. There is no option to turn V-Sync on, even overriding it on the driver doesn't seem to solve the problem.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Flying Shisno
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
An incredibly fun game. A rocket initially launches you up, and you continue flying up, attacking enemies to increase/maintain speed, and picking up items to various effects. There's a store where you buy upgrades with gold coins you earn from killing enemies, and it helps you get further and further.

It's a casual Arcade game, and I definitely recommend it.
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Mr.Willie
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
I enjoy this game so much, i've purchased/downloaded/played it on Kongregate, Newgrounds, Mobile (Google/Apple) and on Steam. It's fun and interesting, a challenge, yet easy enough to just relax and play a game for once. Not so focused like you are with the next gen games of MMO or RPG or Story Based games. A simple a well made game with an Arcade feel.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Up you go
To the sky you stay
Then rip
Restart
Repeat
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is soooo much fun!

Im not much of a casual gamer and I tend to prefer games that focus heavily on story and atmosphere, but my God this game is good! Its easy to pick up but difficult to master, and is just so addictive its unreal.

So far Ive clocked about 4 hours into the game...and I bought it 4 hours ago - 'nuff said
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This is a nice little fun game. Well worth the price and plenty to have fun with. A king had his princesses kidnapped and you decide you can rescue them and they will fall in love with you. You launch yourself up a tower on top of a rocket and then freefall. The goal is to kill monsters to keep you from falling and they boost you higher up the tower. You will break through ceilings after certain heights reached which will rescue a princess and with that tougher enemies show up to bring more of a challenge. When you rescure a princess she will unlock a bonus for you that may show up when you kill the enemies. Stuff like bombs, health, money, and potions.

After each time you end your game you will have money to spend in the store to unlock stuff like health, better damage, and better speed boots for example. When you unlock health and damage it will change the look of your sword and armor. Not much but a cool little feature.

Once you save the last princess you will need to beat the boss. He's does give a little challenge but nothing to tough. After that you unlock survival mode where you try to climb as high as you can. In this mode enemies are tougher and it can get crazier in battles. Achievements were also pretty easy to unlock if you're into earning those.

Overall I had a good time playing Knightmare Tower and found it well worth it's asking price. I did pretty much beat everything in one sitting and most likely won't play the game anymore but that doesn't take away from it's fun and value.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I bouth this solely to support Juicy Beast. It exists as a free flash game, and it's essentially the same thing as the steam version. But hey, It's pretty fun. However it is short.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Simple and funny, easily get addicted to it!

Free Play:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/juicybeast/knightmare-tower

If you like it, just support Juicy Beast Studio to buy it on steam!

6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I got it for free from some e-mail subscription so I can't complain much.

It was okay for the 6 hours it took to complete the whole thing, I can't see much replayability to it.

It is quite a challange in the survival mode, once you're past 100k it's pretty much impossible.



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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I have completed this game online before and wanted to support a good game company. Unfortunately the game has one major flaw. It constantly loses saves. I have had to restart the entire game after nearly completing it three times and I'm sick of it.

Just go play the free online version.
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62 of 69 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Played it for free on Kongregate.com, 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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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2015
It's hard to review Knightmare Tower with a great deal of words (but that won't stop me from trying, I suppose).

The game is rather short (par for the course since it previously existed as a free Flash game and not much has been altered in its transition to PC) and once you've completed all it has to offer, you're not left with anything else beyond a sense of personal satisfaction.

The concept is a simple one - you take control of a knight and ascend a large monster-filled tower in order to rescue ten princesses in peril. No real story is fleshed out or explained at great length and quite frankly, it doesn't really need any. This is certainly a game that gets by on its charm alone and it does so with a humble air about it.

Controls, consisting of a basic three button input scheme, are responsive and allow the right amount of precision needed to succeed (or showcase multiple failures if you become overly anxious). The perfect setup for the type of game Knightmare Tower is, honestly.

The game's sense of progression comes in the form of a shop accessible at the end of each attempt to ascend the tower. Using available gold earned from previous tries, you're able to upgrade the knight in a number of areas. It's a welcomed touch that definitely helps with certain challenges, although it is entirely possible to finish the game's "story" mode without having fully upgraded each area.

Additional challenge comes in the form of quests issued as you attempt to reach the top of the tower. Some of these are relatively easy to accomplish with little effort (more so if you factor in the upgrade system) but are otherwise a welcomed distraction. Once you're done with the normal mode, you'll have access to the endless survival mode which also has its own set of quests to complete but also features an upgraded set of monsters to contend with. Like all endless modes, the fun factor available here is only limited to how long you can tolerate it before throwing in the towel.

The art style is a mix of quirky and cartoon-y, showcasing clean lines and (mostly) vibrant colors in an attempt to remain visually pleasing to the eyes.

The music, written and performed by Belfast duo HyperDuck SoundWorks, is well suited to the game. It's a synthesized orchestral sound that never becomes overbearing and doesn't feel like an afterthought, which is a considerable plus given that the nature of the game warrants hearing the same piece of music looped repeatedly much of the time.

Overall, there's enough content present in Knightmare Tower to warrant a purchase (especially if you're the type who often buys games on a budget) despite its overall short length.

The asking price may seem too steep for some (especially those who know the game's origin as a Flash title) but if you're able to get past that potential bias toward it, there's always the possibility of picking it up at a discounted price.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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:

$3.99

or

100% of current retail value of $3.99

Reviewer:

MisterS42

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 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
Recommended
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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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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.

http://youtu.be/agdKUVMg00o

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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