Towerfall

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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Shooting

Released: June 2013. Added to this library 4 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Overview

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.

 
This game is good if you want to compete on the couch or play old games like new.

Commitment

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.

Costs

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.

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+.

Accessibility

System settings: Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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