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Tip Top: Don't Fall (2021) is a climbing game where you tour the world to find kinetic climbing challenges. You play by controlling each of the climber's arms with separate sticks to give the game a unique tactile (and high-skill) feel. This, and the procedurally generated climbs that are different each time you play make this an unusual challenge.

While the visuals and audio are well realised, the game really stands out for the innovative climbing controls. You move your character's hands from one hold to the next using the sticks and hold buttons to grab holds. The challenge is coordinating these movements with your limited stamina to find the most efficient route to the top.

It's a tough game and if you fall off you go back to the start to try again. When you take on your next run, it's always different which combines with the desire to improve to make it a very replayable experience.

However, if you get things right you can complete several routes without falling. Skilled players learn to find the balance between risk and rationality to reach the peak. Players that climb too carefully may never reach the top, as they’ll waste too much energy clipping into the bolts.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Tip Top: Don't Fall 12 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players need to be able to cope with the stress of starting over if you fall. Also they need good co-ordination and decision making to do well. You can turn off the going back to the start if you die, for younger players.


Tip Top: Don't Fall usually costs £7.19 to £8.99.

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Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store Mac £7.19

Tip Top: Don't Fall!

XBox Store Xbox X|S £8.39
XBox Store Xbox One £8.39
PlayStation Store PS5 £7.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99
Switch Store Switch £8.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/06/2021

Out Now: PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Traversal (Action, Adventure and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Tristan Dahl (@Tristan__Dahl)

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