Knight's Rush Review
- Eight worlds to conquer with three different heroes.
- Incredibly fun and detailed cartoon artwork.
- Two endless modes for replayability.
- '40 levels' isn't quite telling the truth.
- Combat has little snap or crunch to the hits.
Knight's Rush is an excellent side-scrolling beat'em-up with just the right amount of action and RPG elements to keep you busy for some time.
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'Knight's Rush' is Chillingo's newest game and an attempt to dive in to the side-scrolling beat'em-up world for their Knight's Onrush franchise. While it's easy to compare the basic idea to something like Castle Crashers on the XBLA, Knight's Rush is decidedly a single-player experience and a unique one at that.
As you begin each new world in the campaign mode you'll be stripped of your levels and must start anew, beating down enemies in the form of flesh and blood creatures and the occasional ambulatory piece of siege weaponry one at a time. Your wanton destruction will reward you with experience which is converted in to skill points for various attributes or magical skills, accumulating in a final show-down against a level boss to collect pieces of a legendary artifact. The controls are standard, with a virtual stick for movement and additional buttons for attacking, jumping and special moves, each of which are extremely responsive.
However, it was harder to get used to the game's rather loose way of managing how you hit targets, with spells, weapon hits and special moves never really having a crunch that feels satisfying. Weapons and effects gracefully slide through the game's deliciously fun cartoonish artwork as though it'd be offensive to actually hit them.
Still, once you get your head wrapped around this odd feeling it's a seriously fun concept and additional endless modes give players some level of competitive play to engage in, making this a joy for any action fan to try.
DescriptionFrom the developers of the hit app A QUEST OF KNIGHTS ONRUSH comes the groundbreaking full game, KNIGHT’S RUSH! This huge sequel by Chillingo and MoreGames puts YOU in the suit of armor, as your Knight rampages through eight incredible worlds and takes on a host of deadly enemies with over-the-top skills and attacks aplenty! KNIGHT'S RUSH is bigger, badder, and better than ever before!
Slice your way through over FIFTY different types of enemy, including eight vicious Bosses, in over FORTY levels across EIGHT huge, vivid worlds! Dust off your halberd and tighten your greaves, because this legendary arcade slasher will have you smiting and vanquishing in no time!
Play as one of THREE different heroes, each with a unique style, skillset and attributes, and tear through a compelling medieval world full of dangerous adversaries, dozens of different traps, and death creeping up around every corner! Stay on your toes to keep your head attached to your shoulders – and as you take down your foes, your hero will level up and gain new powers, cast new spells, and devise even nastier ways of slaying the bad guys!
Secure your rise to power in the Campaign mode, levelling up, learning new abilities and gaining new weaponry. Earn Crystal Achievements for your worthy deeds, and hone your skills! Then if you can achieve mastery across the eight diverse worlds of the Campaign mode, it’s time to compete for High King of the fully-integrated Crystal leaderboards, surpassing the performance of other Knights around the world! And for when you simply HAVE to destroy every last craven, cowardly dark knight you can see, boot up Super Endless Mode and redefine the word ‘Epic’!
Knight's Rush sets a new bar for triple-A-quality gaming for the iPhone, with full iOS 4 support, a massive game world, seamless framerates, high-definition graphics and totally addictive gameplay. Find out what the critics are raving about:
"over-the-top cartoony graphics... one level had giant tarantulas mixed with miniature catapults, and another had spiked barrel traps next to explosives on springs ... it will be a real gem when it comes out" -- SlideToPlay
"a very impressive-looking game... what I played was very well done -- attacking was responsive and the graphics were colorful and satisfying... it's certainly one to watch for" -- Tuaw.com
"an action-packed sequel... the gameplay is looking great!" -- iPhoneAppetiser
What's New in Version 1.2.0UPDATE 1.2 - 8-BIT WORLD
- Awesome retro "8bit" world for campaign mode!
- Some optimisations for older devices