Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!
User reviews: Very Positive (191 reviews)
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.”
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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
+ 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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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
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
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Great small casual game, can be finished in less than 5 hours but it's really fun and addictive !

Come from a flash game but the port is well done, you get alot of features such as gamepad support and steam achievements.

Totally worth by the price !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Most fun I've had with one hand in a while.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is a total blast! I got a coupon code from Steam, which is the only thing that made me look at it. It's like an arcade game with RPG loot. I started playing and kept going for a looooong time. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Knightmare tower is fun little game. You get to be a knight in shining armor and save all the princesses. How do you do that? By launching yourself off of enemies(using a dash attack combined with your sword) to ascend further up the the tower and to each consecutive princess, even higher up than the last. There are many different types of enemies, just as adorable in design as the princesses themselves. There's really only one bgm while you play the game, but it doesn't really get old. This is a great time killer.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game is surprisingly addictive. I got a great 4 hours out of this game.
I would highly recomend for $2.00
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very fun & addicting. Reminds me of the nostalgious Icy Town but now with upgrades and flying & slashing instead of just jumping your way up. Great time killer, buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Bullet hell with maymays
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Super fun and I am addicted
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Very fun and very casual game to kill some time or wind down with, that is, if you don't get addicted to it's incredibly simple yet rewarding gameplay elements.

Only con is you can play the flash version for free, although that version isn't full screen nor does it have native controller support (if you want to use one.) The dev team is a talented bunch that haven't made a game that I didn't like, so I bought this in support, aaaaand as an excuse to go through it again.





























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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Fun and can be completed in a few hours. It is also very addicitive to play. This a type of game you would get so you would have something to do for a few hours. Also, I would not pay more than $0.50 for it, because the game is free on certain webcites.(The cites also save progress, even without an account)
Overall, 7.5/10 for a cheap arcade game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Very entertaining, well crafted, rather casual flash game with perfect length and fair prices for the upgrades. The final boss kicks ♥♥♥, both the gameplay and the soundtrack are repetitive but still fun (and what do you expect from a "Toss"-flashgame?) and the controls via controller or keyboard work just fine and precise enough.
Juicy beast is an excellent developer for NOT deleting the original, free flash version online so if it goes on sale here, support him by buying this neat little game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This is one of those games that you can pick up in a few minutes and get hooked into the simple game mechanics. Great for something to pass the time when you don't have the patience for those 120 hour games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Fun for all ages
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game -as you probably know- started as a flash game. I played it on Kongregate (along with all the other games from Juicybeast, and I loved them all!), and I had no idea it came to Steam. It was on the Summer Sale when I got aware of it. Of course, I clicked immediately.

I first checked if the game gives anything new compared to the flash version. Although it does, finally I decided I don't care, because this is a game that's developers deserved the money.

I really liked all of the new features, I think the combo is a much better idea than that multiplier-anything in the flash version. The new textures for the potions are great (for example, a feather in the potion for the Levitate effect), too.

I found it harder to defeat the boss (which is hilarious) in this game. A lot, actually. But I say it is good, because when I played the flash game, I mostly ended up with the game being beaten and I'm only 60% or so maxed. Now it is a real challenge.

I didn't think that the game has a story, but now I see it does, and man, I laughed so hard at the ending!

There are one thing which I badly miss from the game, and that is mouse control. And I also have a suggestion: if you could divide up the monster's healthbars somehow so we know how many hits do they take, well that would be great.

I give it 9/10, could EASILY be 10/10 if it had the 2 features I listed one paragraph above. I can totally recommend, and I assure you, it's worth every penny!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This Game Is A Challenge And Also Hard To Stop Playing, However You Get Fimiliar With The Controls Extremely Quickly. Considering There Is Only Two Main Controls: Space, WASD. Furthermore, I Think You Should Get It As Soon As You Can. Totally Worth The $4 I Spent On It. Great Game.
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