• Publisher: Nicalis
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2017
  • Also On: PC
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    80
    Knight Terrors is a game that feels at home on the Switch because of the Switch’s mobile appeal. It falls right in the category of a cell phone game; it’s something that you’d pick up for a few minutes, play a round, and be on your merry way. It isn’t a living-room blockbuster like a certain plucky plumber keeps producing, but at $3 USD, it’s hard to shake a hat at it… or a Stick of Returning.
  2. 75
    Knight Terrors is an endless runner that brings more to the table than I would have imagined. It’s five different game modes, while similar at their core, each change up the formula enough to keep them interesting. While the driving force to unlock all the items and game modes doesn’t last long, racking up high scores remains both satisfying and addicting. Relatively lengthy load times and a bug are a few blemishes on an otherwise enjoyable game. Like many endless runners your mileage may vary, but for anyone who enjoys the genre, this is an easy recommendation.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    72
    A fantastic combination of the old and new. Small in content, but Knight Terrors gives a quality experience that you can pick up and play any time. It's really cheap, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone that takes their Switch on the go a lot and wants something to pass the time.
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    70
    Knight Terrors is one of the cheapest games on the Switch, and it's a surprisingly good time. Hacking and slashing through ghosts, skulls and zombies is perfect for this time of the year, and even if the game is repetitive, it only costs a few dollars. The 8-bit visuals and sounds are fun and provide a great backdrop for an endless runner. If you're looking for a hidden eShop gem with a surprising amount of playability on a budget, this is a good call.
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  1. Nov 28, 2017
    If you’ve got a couple of quid lying around in your eShop account, you could do a hell of a lot worse than chucking it at Knight Terrors. It's got that elusive one-more-go factor that’ll have you playing it for longer than games twenty times its price.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 19, 2018
    9
    A pesar de su simpleza es un gran juego. Muy adictivo y desafiante.
    Vale mucho la pena por lo que vale
  2. Apr 27, 2019
    8
    Knight Terrors is a great example of a hidden gem -- a simple, fun, addictive game at a great price. It takes the endless runner genre fromKnight Terrors is a great example of a hidden gem -- a simple, fun, addictive game at a great price. It takes the endless runner genre from mobile platforms and throws in a dash of Flappy Bird with a strong dose of Ghosts'n Goblins and a distinct visual style that could be described as "Neo ZX Spectrum". Oh, and the soundtrack is FANASTIC. Don't miss this one! Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2017
    8
    Knight Terrors is Terr-ific

    Introduction: It was a week before Halloween when I decided to check online for any new horror games coming
    Knight Terrors is Terr-ific

    Introduction:

    It was a week before Halloween when I decided to check online for any new horror games coming out. I came across Knight Terrors which was advertised as a horror-themed game. I realized the team that made it, Nicalis, are the team that made such great games as: The Binding of Isaac and Cave Story, so naturally I was intrigued.

    Float like a flappy bird, sting like a brutal sword slash:

    Imagine flappy birds gameplay but playing as a Knight with awesome power-ups and health upgrades. Knight Terrors is a simple two-button control scheme game in which you will start off in what is called ‘normal mode’, where you jump/fly through the air avoiding pillars and slashing ground or aerial enemies simultaneously. It starts off pretty simple but doesn’t take long before all hell breaks loose; A plethora of varied of enemies will soon flood the screen, whilst you can’t let more then three pass by you or three hit you as it will result in a game over. If that does happen, the game intentionally freezes letting you know you messed up, but I can’t tell you the number of times it ruined my momentum and got me killed; It did get frustrating as I racked up the points only to fail.

    The aim of the game is to achieve the highest score possible, in which you will receive an award or unlock a new mode after every points milestone is reached. While playing in one of the five game modes Knight Terrors possesses, the power-ups or health upgrades you have unlocked will be randomly bouncing up and down for you to grab, knowing it could possibly mess up your flow and get you hit and ruin your combo, to which I think it adds a nice balance of risk/reward.

    I played the game mostly on a TV with a pro controller and It felt fine for good periods of time, despite pulling my hair out at getting so close to a new high score and failing. It’s when I played on handheld that it didn’t take long until I started getting a cramp. This could be because I have big hands and tapping two small buttons on the joy-cons almost constantly for five minutes didn’t go down well for me.

    Horror has never looked so colourful:

    Knight Terrors has a great retro look about it and I feel it really adds to the game and fits perfectly with the type of game it is. I really love colours in games and this game is full of a great pallet; From the Knight you play as, to the beautiful changing skies in the backdrop as you progress, to the ferocious monsters, this game is alive and bustling with colour.

    Hours of fun, especially for the price:

    Knight Terrors is an easy to pick up, hard to master game and with that label always comes replayability. Levels are procedurally generated which means you won’t be able to predict whats coming so it always keeps you on edge and wanting to beat your high-score. Not only Is this game loads of fun, for the price of £2.69/$2.99, you easily get enough bang for your buck.

    Is it worth getting?:

    YES

    Knight Terrors is Nintendo Switch exclusive gem. Despite some of the minor problems I have, this is the kind of game that will easily be overlooked as it appeared virtually out of nowhere. If you own a Switch, there’s no reason to avoid this game, especially at such a meager price point.

    Final score: 8/10
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  4. Oct 31, 2017
    8
    Knight Terrors is a very simple game, but this by no means constitutes it being a bad game. Conversely, for your money, there may be no betterKnight Terrors is a very simple game, but this by no means constitutes it being a bad game. Conversely, for your money, there may be no better pick-up-and-play game for your Switch. This is streamlined, two button control score-chasing at its peak. You've got 5 different modes and cool power-ups to unlock, an intense retro OST, and neat looking pixel monsters to slaughter, all of which enhance an addictive, twitchy arcade experience. At a measly $3 price point, Knight Terrors is a no-brainer. Thou Hast Gotten Their Money's Worth and More. Expand