Knightmare Tower – We'll Climb and Climb And in the Top We'll Fly
is very difficult to define genres of games nowadays. Knightmare
Tower may look like a “launcher” game, but it is more like of a
“jumper” one. Anyway, we’re not going to beat up ourselves
trying to figure out what’s the genre of the game, but how good or
bad the game plays.
Tower was developed by Juicy Beast, the same team who created Burrito
Bison, another launcher game. Like Burrito Bison, Knightmare Tower
features colorful, cartoonish graphics. The models are comic, so the
violence gets a little diluted. The environment details are dynamic,
as it changes as you progress. Though, if you have a fairly weak
machine, it may lag, and lag a lot. You can always turn off some of
the graphic details like dynamic shadows, particles, and
miscellaneous special effects.
is where Knightmare Tower stands out. This is a launcher game and all
you’ve got to do is keep moving upward as long as you can. You also
have to kill monsters on your way up and use them as launch pads
while you slice them off their faces. You can move around while in
the air by using the arrow keys or the mouse. Dashing is done by the
down key and the left mouse button. Basically, you are going to
rescue princesses held inside the tower.
level design is rather complex. This is not your usual
launcher/jumper game where you die when you fall off the screen. As
you are flying into the sky, hot lava is slowly creeping up too. You
won’t die immediately if you fall off the screen but it will make
the lava chase you. You could see in the screen when the lava starts
is nearby since there will be a red/orange vibes washing all over the
place. And if you splash directly to the lava, you’d be dead,
regardless if you have complete lives.
enemies drop items like hearts (extra life) and moneybags. You can
use your collected money in purchasing upgrades in the shop like
armor and your sword. You can also buy potions and other unlockables.
is impossible to finish the game in one launch. You have to wear the
proper equipment and other upgrades. There are several things to
consider playing the game, like attack power for those stubborn
monsters, air resistance for maximum speed and even luck when trying
to amass maximum amount of gold per launch.
are also quests, which are rather funny. Even the item and upgrade
descriptions are funny. Knightmare Tower also tracks your stats like
loot, rescued princesses and distance travelled. There is also a
worldwide leaderboard so that you can boast your score and compare it
to others. Completing the game will unlock the survival mode. It’s
the endless version of the game proper where you beat your previous
record and such.
Tower usurps every little launcher games available in the Internet as
it is the most complete, most interactive, arguably the prettiest and
it’s just so fun to play, whether you’re a casual player or a