Tricky Towers Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 05/07/2016, updated in 2017
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.
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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