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Fledgling Heroes Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Fledgeling Heroes is a fun flying game where you tap or press to guide a part through landscapes and collect coins. You can swim, sprint and soar, defeat dastardly dragons, unlock wondrous new worlds, and explore limitless levels in the Lab.

Along the way you meet a menagerie of feathered friends, each with their own story to tell, as they dodge dastardly pirate lizards. The controls are a simple tap or hold for all of them, but they each have different abilities: Macaus flu, Kingfishers dive, Penguins swim, and Quails run.

You can also make your own levels with the built-in editor and then share them with your friends. You can also customize your bird's colours, which is a little like a painting game in its own right.

There are over 90 levels where younger players can work to get to the end or more experienced can go for a fast time or high score. The level of detail and super simple one-button controls combine with clever interactions and gameplay to make this excellent fun!

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds

Release Date: 07/05/2020

Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Subtle Boom (@SubtleBoom)


Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Second player can drop-in (or drop-out) at any time for some cooperative assistance or some competitive capers. On iOS, you each tap different areas of the screen. On console, you each have a controller.


Fledgling Heroes usually costs £7.99.

Fledgling Heroes

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 3-10 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.


The game is easy to play, although to advance levels you have to collect all the coins which can be harder than expected.

Narrative is depicted in visual storytelling without words. There is some reading and the text is light on a dark brown background. You can't adjust the size of the text. When a character is saying something it appears above their head in a speech bubble.

You press a single button (or tap the screen anywhere on iOS) to flap your wings. You can also hold that button (or hold a finger on the screen) to trigger other interactions like gliding.
Our Fledgling Heroes Accessibility Report documents 10 accessibility features:

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