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Tallowmere (2015) is a series of running, jumping and fighting games. You aim to get a high score as you journey through a vast, randomly generated 2D retro-style dungeon, dodging traps and killing enemies in gory and unusual ways. Its unique combination of platforming and real-physics fighting mechanics are simple to grasp, yet can take a long time to perfect, offering a fresh new challenge to master.

At the behest of the mysterious Lady Tallowmere, you explore the varied dungeons and fight all manner of enemies using your limited arsenal of weapons; a shield, axe and bow and arrow. As you progress you can use coins you collect from your victories to purchase new gear, power-ups and tools from merchants. You'll also encounter kittens, which you can rescue or sacrifice for a boost.

Unlike other platform games, you can jump in mid-air as many times as you like enabling you to almost fly. At the same time, though, you must use your shield to block incoming attacks and return fire to kill your opponents in an explosion of blood and loot. Other intricacies extend your controls, like holding up the shield offering a small jump when required.

Strategy and practice with each enemy type help you defeat them and ensure minimal damage. Each section of the dungeon is progressively harder, so alongside regular enemies, you'll encounter bosses that will put your skills to the test. Once you die you are sent back to the beginning and must try again to better your previous run.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Tallowmere 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Fighting and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play with 3 friends on local split-screen mode, which plays similarly but with the ability to revive teammates. This isn't available on mobile versions.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game. The levels get gradually harder as you progress, keeping the game challenging all the way through. New levels are continuously randomly generated generated, meaning there is no definitive end, but eventually you will die and have to start again. A typical run through will take about half an hour, but can take significantly longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

Rated 12+ on the Apple App store for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence and Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor.

Listed as mature content on Steam for Pixelated fantasy violence, blood, gore, decapitation, dismemberment, and animal cruelty.


Tallowmere usually costs £3.39 to £8.50. 


Switch StoreSALE Switch £6.29 £1.85 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £3.39
Steam Store Mac £3.39

Tallowmere 2: Curse of the Kittens

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015, updated in 2020

Price: 70% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Wii U and iOS

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Platform (Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Chris NZL (@ChrisNZL)

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