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Jumping, dodging, punching, and using enhanced energy-based powers, you take on enemies and save humankind from a species known as the Goblins. It's a fighting game, but with a Pixar feel.
You work through a series of long, linear levels, journeying from start to finish, while battling enemies, such as humans, robots, and vehicles, finding secret hidden objects that give Knack upgrades, climbing, destroying objects, and completing jumping and switch-based puzzles.
You can play this game in the following styles:
This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 11-year-olds play this game:
- 11-year-old: Discovering Adventure Stories
Knack II accessibility documented as it expands on the first game.
There is a wide range of difficulty settings that adjust not only enemies but simplify routes through the levels. You can select a different difficulty at the start of each chapter. You can also turn on in-game hints for direction. If you take a while to complete a puzzle you are offered a hint of what to do.
The main narration in Knack II is fully voiced and subtitled, although they need to be switched on from the options menu. They are white text outlined in black but without a solid background. There is other reading to do of small text on transparent background on the gadgets screen.
You can play with two players and pressing the R button warps you to the same location. Buttons and controls introduced with pop-up image of the controller. The right analogue stick is used to dodge, which is useful but optional meaning that you can play with a single stick and buttons.
Can set brightness and toggle HDR (High Dynamic Range). Can't turn off screen shake.
Diversity and Inclusion
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