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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 7 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.

 
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DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. 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.

CostsCosts

Knights And Bikes! usually costs £9.89 to £16.99. 

Knights And Bikes!

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £16.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £15.49 £7.74 until 28/04/2024
Switch Store Switch £9.89
Steam StoreSALE Mac £15.49 £7.74 until 28/04/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

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

Price: 50% off

Out Now: 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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