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Jet Set Knights (2016) is a co-operative retro action game where you guard a princess from on-marching enemies. It's like other tower defence games, but here you run and jump around the platforms to deal with enemies, along with placing defences. It stands out for its pixelated visuals, and unusual combination of this defensive play with upgrades and abilities for your knight.

You play one of four brave knights to take on hundreds of evil creatures and protect the princess at all costs. Drawing on classics like Mario Bros and Snow Bros you need to master the quick-action controls to get around. You also need to strategically place defences and upgrade your character with 14 different weapons, spells and artefacts.

Along with the single and co-operative campaign, there's a battle mode for up to four players, including Last Man Standing, Domination or Capture the Egg. The result is an enjoyable game that works well in families for both the novel visuals and exacting gameplay.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Jet Set Knights 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
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This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action, Role-Play, Shooting and Strategy elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play co-operatively with 2 players. Then there's the competitive local multiplayer for up to 4 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete. The multiplayer modes and mini-games extend the fun for longer playtimes.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Simulated Gambling.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Simulated Gambling.

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 good reactions to move quickly and take on enemies. There's some strategy require as to which to deal with first. Co-op play works well with experienced and novice players.


Jet Set Knights usually costs £8.50 to £8.99.

Jet Set Knights

Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store PC £8.50
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2016

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action, Role-Play, Shooting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Fob Ti (@FobTi)

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