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Crown Trick (2020) is a fighting adventure game in a dungeon where monsters only move when you do. You play as a girl with a magical crown that grants mysterious powers over a maze-like dungeon, giving you complete control of the speed of the battles as you explore its secrets.

In Crown Trick you play as a girl named Elle who wakes up helpless and lost in the Nightmare Realm, and teams up with a mysterious talking crown to tackle a heroic quest. The crown grants Elle special powers over an ever-changing dungeon where everything moves at the same pace as she does, resulting in gameplay that adapts to the pace you want to play at. This allows for both precise tactical attacks and frenzied fast-paced action, in any combination you choose.

It's an unusual experience not only for the setting, but because every single input you make moves the dungeon and all of its inhabitants exactly one "œclick" forward. This means every step or swing can be carefully planned out for maximum efficiency, similar to a tactics-style game. However, unlike tactics games, you are also free to move Elle in real time (with all of the enemies also moving as she does). The action only stops when you do, giving you the unique experience of seamlessly transitioning between these two styles of play as it suits you at any moment.

Crown Trick is a roguelike game, where each time you die you are transported back to a familiar location where you are able to purchase upgrades and unlock abilities, making it more likely that you will be able to get further in the next attempt. The dungeon is procedurally generated with a new layout each time. Each run you are able to start with different combinations of weapons and sets of powers you have learned from previously defeated enemies, which gives a vast array of combinations to tweak your strategy and further customize your play experience.

Our examiner, Angela Hickman Newnham, first checked Crown Trick 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle and Traversal game with Action, Adventure, Fighting, Sequencing, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 18 hours and 35 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like and fantasy characters. This game features combat involving human-like and fantasy characters. Violence in this combat is unrealistic in nature, as are reactions to it. Characters flash when hit and their health bars are reduced. When defeated, they disappear in puffs of smoke, without visible harm or injury. The colourful visuals make any violence less disturbing.

The player has the ability to use in-game currency in a slot machine. However, there is no instructional detail about gambling, gambling is not glamorised and real money cannot be used.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players require strategic thinking, but the nature of the stop-start play gives them time to consider their actions.


Crown Trick usually costs £15.99.

Crown Trick

Steam Store PC £15.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/10/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Fighting, Sequencing, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 34 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: @NEXT Studios (@NEXTStudios)

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