Hordes upon horde of ogres, trolls and all kinds of monsters have flooded the human world. If these words instantly conjure a picture of knights clad in shining armor fighting to the death, then you must be introduced to the newest medieval arcade knight fight sensation on the Internet. Knights Fall is the latest addition to Role Playing cum Arcade Games from developers CARBON EYED Inc. and like their previous titles, the gaming powerhouse has not disappointed in the least. Complete with attractive mechanisms and a wonderful flavor of combat experience, this game is sure to keep you hooked to the screen of your smartphone for many hours on end. Knights Fall is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store.
There are some In App purchases that grant you access to some classic looking cosmetic items for your knights as well as some ability upgrades but these purchases are in no way necessary for a normal gameplay experience. This game has some absolutely stunning graphics and visuals which are the main cause for its larger than normal size of 907 MB so make sure that you have enough storage on your smartphone before you attempt to install Knights Fall.
The basic concept of this game is quite simple which also contributes to its user friendly and attractive nature. You are the commander of a legion of knights and you must earn fame by proving yourself in front of millions of common people and the Monarchy. The game mainly focuses upon the fighting aspect of the life of a Knight and in addition provides interesting storytelling elements in the form of small scenes and dialogues between competitors and their supporters.
If you are already familiar with the concept of knights in the Medieval era then this game would be quite easy for you to learn and become a master of. However not every smartphone user has had prior experience laying such an intense arcade action game which is why this guide aims to shed some light on the best tips that will help you feel instantly at ease with the game mechanics. So are you ready to prove the Warrior within? Pick up your smartphone and let’s start training you to become the ultimate commander in Knights Fall!
1. Identify Your Gameplay Style
To become a revered commander of the Knights, you must first recognize your inner warrior. Are you a brave and fearless attacker or are you a solid pillar that no enemy can knock over. In short you have to decide whether you are an aggressive player or a defensive one. Once you have identified your core strength through some beginning stages, it is time for you to work and build upon your role in the game until you feel like you are actually fighting every monster and troll yourself. Knights Fall offers plenty of options for both aggressive and defensive players but selecting the best option might sometimes be a challenge due to in game purchases and upgrades.
If you are looking to play for free throughout the game, the developers have made sure of enough accessories and upgrades that can be unlocked given you provide a hundred percent of your hard work and dedication into the gameplay. Every level starts with your Knights being launched into the air and either rushing forth into battle with the monsters or plunging to their death via the various death traps placed on every level.
As is obvious, if you are an aggressive fighter you will need to focus on upgrading your weapons and the attacking damage of your Knights. To this end you must earn more coin as weapon upgrades are much costlier than defensive shields and armor but there is no doubt that wielding better weapons and having a much higher damage per knight than your opponents will grant you a decided advantage in a battle.
2. Strategy Is Important
Knights Fall is a complete Medieval era game with real life catapult mechanics so expect the laws of Physics to come into play as well while you are engaged in a tense arcade battle with your opponents. Similar to a real life situation, you will have to choose whether you want to confuse your enemy with or meet him head on with the bodyweight of hundreds of Knights in tow. Whichever strategy you choose to play with, always remember you can change your gameplay style whenever you like to one that suits you much better.
The Power Of Numbers
If you are confident in your ability to command a huge army of Knights and finish your opponent with one mighty blow, upgrading your starting weapons and ensuring the highest damage output as a team is the best option for you. You can also opt for heavier armor on each individual knight as it will lead to a much greater overall weight when they crash into the troll or monster and this will create a much bigger impact creating the opportunity for a one shot kill.
You will immediately feel the difference when you upgrade your weapons and armor as your knights will become much harder to control. This is due to the additional weight of the heavier swords and you will have to adjust your gameplay style accordingly. To deal with the extra weight, wait for your opponent to settle down before you launch your knights into battle. Now using your new and upgraded knights, strike the enemy and you shall witness true carnage and an epic scene of war right on the screen of your smartphone. If your aim is true which can be perfected through practice, the enemy will immediately fall down and will not be able to get up due to the extreme force of your heavy blow. With stronger warriors you will deal less blows but much more damage to your foes.
Control The Launch Of Your Knights
Knights Fall employs the extremely famous and addictive launching mechanism found in the classic arcade pinball games. Granted that launching humans in suits of steel stands in violation of all the basic human rights of today but if you as a Military Commander can rid your kingdom of all the pestering trolls, ogres and monsters; it is indeed a small sacrifice to make. The launching mechanism is very straightforward and easy to understand even for those new players who are playing such a game for the first time. However, the real mastery comes into effect during a battle when you will have to control the launch of your knights to match the situation that they are up against in real time. It is at this moment that your real capabilities as an effective military commander will be tested and you will have to make decisions in real time as you advance to the higher and much more difficult levels in Knights Fall.
The Launch bar is located at the right hand of the screen of your smartphone in Knights Fall and has a blood red indicator shaped like a sword which you can adjust according to the situation in order to control the launch trajectory of your knights on any stage. Gaining an effective idea of a good launch trajectory is essential for becoming a good commander for your army of knights as it is the determining factor for the life and death of your knights. A good launch trajectory is defined by how accurately your knights are able to land on their target after you have launched them into the air. The precision of their landing plays a vital role in how quickly you are able to take down an ogre, troll or monster because your knights will deal the maximum amount of damage when they land directly on top of the head of the monsters. If they land near the shoulders or sides, the damage dealt is reduced and you will have to expend more knights to defeat the same monster.
A very easy to follow tip which will make sure that your launch trajectory is almost always accurate is to create a mock trajectory using your finger on the screen of your smartphone. This might sound like a weird tip but once you try it out you will find the wisdom behind it as you can use this technique to predict the position of the indicator at the launch bar for each monster that you need to take down. This is especially effective during the higher stages when your knights need to deal with multiple monsters on a single level and death traps as well. Knowing the approximate launch trajectory beforehand can save many of your knights from needlessly dying and you will be able to land headshots on the monsters much more often. Also approximating the trajectory will give you an advantage when you will have to change the indicator very quickly because you will already be familiar with the positions required and therefore you will be able to adapt dynamically as you progress throughout the game.
Always remember that once you initiate the launch of the first knight in your army, the launcher will not stop until you have either defeated all of the monsters on the stage or run out of knights. The game will be over in case your knights finish before you are able to kill all the ogres, trolls and monsters on the level and you will get a choice to continue using gems which are very hard to come by or give up and start all over again! The choice is yours to make and if you are willing to spend money in game for the purchase of gems then fire away to your heart’s content!
Choosing Your Weapons
In addition to the common heavy and light swords, Knights Fall also provides players with the choice of more brutish weapons like the Axe and Mace. Using these weapons is a bit different from wielding swords and they have unique combo attacks ranging from heavy axe swings to crushing mace blows. When it comes to flexibility this category of weapons is not well suited to the speedy attacker but is well known for its ability to cause a high amount of damage per hit. Choose this category if you love to play tough and want pure metal strength in your hand which will enable you to defeat the ogres, trolls and monsters much faster and you will be able to earn a greater bounty for your efforts.
3. Making Your Knights Survive Longer
Once you are in the Arena opposite your enemy, every other detail ceases to matter and the only two things that are important for your survival are your shield and your armor. You are given a standard set of shield and armor at the beginning of the game and they serve you quite well for the duration of early battles with the ogres, trolls and monsters. However when you are faced with more powerful monsters, this metal becomes inadequate for your defensive needs. At this point you will have to choose between upgrading the standard shield and armor set to a higher level which improves its defense and HP stats or to sell your previous equipment in favor of a new bundle of metal for your Knights in Knights Fall.
This is a crucial decision making point in the game and your choice will determine whether you will need to make further upgrades or even spend some money on in game purchases to ensure your survival in Knights Fall. This does not in any way entail you to not play for free but there is a much better selection of shields and armor available for a small amount of gold.
Create An Additional Layer Of Defense
Knights Fall operates on the principles of real life physics and blocking with an offhand shield is one of the most important aspects of a battle with all the ogres, trolls and monsters. Many times you can turn a lost situation to your advantage by blocking a critical strike from the enemy and bouncing back with your own counter strike on him. This counter move on your part is only possible when the shield that you have is strong enough to withstand the impact of that critical blow that your opponent lands on it. Simply put, better shields greatly increase the survivability of your knights which leads to loss of fewer lives in battle.
In order to ensure that you have the best shield and especially if you are a defensive style player, always keep checking the inventory tab where new offers come in regularly. Some of these offers allow you to exchange your existing shield for a new one with much better stats and defense abilities. Be on the lookout for such offers because they can greatly help you step up the fighting capabilities of your knights.
When upgrading your shield you should always look towards striking a balance between hardness and weight. You may be able to get a very strong shield but its sheer weight will cause your knights to lose balance. On the other hand a very light shield will definitely allow you to spring about in battle but a single strong hit from the enemy could easily penetrate your shield causing significant damage to your Knight. Keep all stats balanced and you should be ready to take on ogres, trolls and monsters of all sizes and difficulty.
A Strong Barrier To Attacks
You must have heard of the popular phrase “Knight in shining armor” and it’s prevalence in contemporary as well as modern literature just goes to show how much value armor holds for a Knight. In Knights Fall, you start with bear skin armor which only works to deflect dull ended blows and does nothing in the way of protecting you from jabs and stabs of the ogres, trolls and monsters. However, the developers have made sure to provide a huge collection of armor with varying stats and defensive abilities so that you can customize your knights according to your play style.
The choice of good armor for your knights also depends on the play style that you have taken up that is aggressive or defensive. Similar to the mechanics of upgrading your shield, if you have an aggressive play style then go for lighter and stronger armor which allows more speed and flexibility for your knights. These are mostly light chainmail and gold woven thread armor types and wearing these your knights can easily spring back and forth and attack the monsters when they are least expecting it.
An alternative option is to upgrade to a heavier armor set like heavy chainmail or plate mail armor. This choice should be considered if you have a defensive style of play and prefer to increase the health of your knights over their overall damage output during a battle. This armor is very heavy so be warned that your knights will have very restricted movement and you might even confuse this factor with the game running slow on your device sometimes. This choice of armor is only for those patient players who have the will to keep standing against all odds and any type of threatening enemy in front of them.
4. The Extreme Power Of Combos
Knights Fall like any other Role Playing Fighting arcade game greatly rewards players for displaying skill and experimenting with different kinds of combos during battles. There is a huge variety of combos that you can perform in the game using the same techniques that you would while playing normally. However, by performing combos you can ensure that all the ogres, trolls and monsters will die much faster and you will be able to advance through Knights Fall very easily.
In order to perform a combo in Knights Fall, you will first have to judge the environment and real life physical objects that are present and visible to you on the screen of your smartphone on any specific stage. These objects include small Shurikens lying around in the air to huge razor sharp blades that can help you slice your way to victory if you come up with the most effective strategies. In fact you can win an entire stage in one blow if you time it right and this is all possible by the amazing power of the combos that exist in Knights Fall.
Another important thing to remember while trying to land combo hits is that once you are in the animation of a specific multi hit combo, you cannot initiate another combo move at the same time. This means that during the duration of the combo being initiated and the actual attacks landing, you cannot change the launch indicator which would allow you to chain together multiple combos. The game developers have made sure that this does not impact the hard work that goes into practicing and timing in order to achieve perfect combos by introducing a multi combo effect that automatically comes into play if possible while the combo that you executed is already in motion. For example, on the stage where you have four huge fans with an army of ogres, trolls and monsters placed in between the empty spaces, when you spin one fan fast enough, the sliced off remains of the monsters from that fan can fly into the other two fans and send them spinning as well. Therefore, you can end this stage by spinning only one fan if you are fast and accurate enough with the launch of your Knights.
The key to executing a perfectly timed combo is to practice as much as you can even on those stages where a combo might not seem as effective as other ways. Initiating a combo also ensures that you deal much more damage than normal because your opponent is left exposed immediately after attacking and cannot block as quick as the strikes from the multiple hit combo. So enjoy experimenting around with as many combinations as you can and become the Ultimate Commander in Knights Fall!