Tricky Towers Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This battle puzzle uses shapes but instead of creating lines you must balance them in towers that mustn’t fall over. Real-world physics apply, along with wind and attacks from other players to make your stack topple. Up to four players can race to build a tower of a certain height, or the one that survives the longest without toppling over.

The simplicity of this challenge works for all ages. Older players may have nostalgic memories of playing Tetris in their youth, while others will connect with the Jenga-like stacking gameplay.

Tetris block-stacking is a premise the whole family can relate to. Family members often find themselves practising to improve in the next showdown. The more novel modes, like ‘Puzzle’, where you have to stack a set number of blocks as neatly as you can, or ‘Race’ – where you need to be the quickest to create the tallest tower, provide more variety once you’ve got used to the stacking challenge.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 05/07/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4.

Genres: Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You play a single battle round in a few minutes, but it’s a game that increases in fun as you repeat this in a selection of tournament modes that will take around 30 minutes, depending on the number of rounds you select.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

In-game purchases are available to add character and content. "Indie Friends", "Spirit Animals" which add costumes for characters. "Gem Bricks", "Galaxy Bricks", "Holographic Bricks", "Candy Bricks", which change how the bricks look.

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game is rated PEGI 3+ and is suitable for all ages.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
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)... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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