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Knights And Bikes (2019)! is a hand-painted adventure in a fictional late-eighties British Isles. You work together as Nessa and Demelza who explore its coast on bikes to find treasure, mystery and trouble. There’s fighting with frisbees, water balloons, tape cassettes and puddle-stomping. And as you explore the island, you acquire new abilities. As the two heroes encounter an adult world, it’s their ingenuity, friendship and wide-eyed wonder that guide the adventure.

The game combines an imaginative childhood world with classic coming-of-age films like The Goonies. Things are kept light but include a moving backstory of the passing of one of the character's mother and the journey to come to terms with that in the family.

As you progress, you take the two friends on a mysterious adventure; talking to locals, exploring each location and collecting items to progress the story. Slowly you uncover what is going on in your home town, but also the interior life of the two protagonists.

Image 241The game also has a series of books by Gabrielle Kent that expands the world and character of the island, while taking Nessa and Demelza on new adventures. In addition, there is an animated cartoon in the works and you can download a recipe to make the cream tea you have in the game.

The result is a fun adventure that has the feel of a Saturday morning cartoon show. Taking charge of either Nessa or Demelza and exploring the island on their bike is an entertaining and well-observed recreation of backwater holiday destinations.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Knights And Bikes 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Narrative game with Puzzle and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. You can play co-operatively online, but not on the Xbox version of the game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Mild Violence. This game features combat between children and fantasy characters. The overall visual style is similar to graphic styles found in Saturday morning cartoons and makes the violence found in combat over-the-top and unrealistic. Next to that, this game also features scenes in which a curse plays a major role. These scenes feature effects, sounds and characters that might scare young children.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In addition to the rating advice parents should note that at one point players throw water on live electrics to make a connection and progress the game.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The two-player mode gets around the reading requirement and let's younger players benefit from parental help.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Knights And Bikes usually costs £15.49 to £19.79.

Knights And Bikes

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
XBox Store PC £16.74
Switch Store Switch £19.79
Steam Store PC £15.49
Steam Store Mac £15.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £16.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/08/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Foam Sword Games (@FoamSwordGames)

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