Close search results

Towerfall Review

Play YouTube video
Like    

Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Each player selects a pixelated knight and fights to eliminate opponents by shooting them with arrows or jumping on their heads. The arena is a single shared screen. What makes it so competitive is the limited resource of arrows and the ability to dodge and catch them if you get the timing right. It’s frantic and requires a lot of shouting and screaming from participants. It’s a great family battle because of the simple action, short rounds and ability to extensively customise power-ups, teams, weapons and ways to claim victory.

Additional levels, weapons and characters can be purchased via the TowerFall Dark World Expansion. This is included in the Nintendo Switch version for free.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 25/06/2013

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: @Exok_Games

CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. On the Nintendo Switch version, you can play with up to 6 people in one battle. The other versions only support 4 players.

CostsCosts

Towerfall usually costs £11.49 to £17.99.
 

Towerfall

Switch £17.99

Towerfall Ascension

Xbox One £11.99
PS Vita £11.49
PS4 £11.49
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Dark World in-game purchase offers new battlegrounds and new game-changing arrow types and a co-op campaign for 1-4 players. The Switch version includes this content for free.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game was rated PEGI 7 because it features violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures as well as non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The graphics are pixelated and have a 16 bit feel to them. The animations are fluent and natural. The game has a fantasy feel to it which shapes the levels and enemies. The violence in the game is aimed at pixelated human-like characters and monsters. These monsters can consist of blobs, flying eye balls, skeleton warriors etc. You can defeat enemies by jumping on their heads or by shooting them with your bow and arrow. When an enemy is hit by an arrow, they get knocked back and grind to a halt or are stopped by a wall. Since the game is pixelated, there isn’t much detail in the violence.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. School-aged children love the retro graphics and the idea of a limited number of arrows. Competing with six friends has been a popular activity for Birthday parties. As they get older, the extra skill of dodging and different modes keep this popular.



Image of the cover of the hardback edition of the Taming Gaming book  by Andy Robertson Image 311 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Contact | Help

Promoted