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  • Summary: TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to masterTowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce. Loot treasure chests for game-changing power-ups, master the art of catching arrows out of the air, or descend on your foes and stomp them into submission. TowerFall is best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.

    New in Ascension is the 1- or 2-player co-op Quest mode. Players work together, fighting off a variety of monsters and enemy archers across the land of TowerFall. It's a new adventure to explore when you don't have more friends handy to square off against.
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  1. Sep 26, 2018
    90
    Towerfall sets the standard for excellence in local multiplayer, creating a fun and endlessly replayable experience that’s sure to be a blast every time you play. Although the single-player content is a bit thinner than we’d like and the omission of online may be disappointing to some, we’d argue that there are few games that better exemplify the unique multiplayer strengths of the Switch. We’d give Towerfall a high recommendation to anyone looking for a great party game for their Switch; the easy to understand mechanics and near-bottomless depth will ensure that this one will be a house favorite for years to come.
  2. 90
    Boot up TowerFall, and the ultra-intense matches will be an instant hit with your friends. Before you know it, it’ll be two in the morning and still nearly impossible to set the controller down. If you indulge in local multiplayer at all, this is one of the best games that your money can buy, indie or otherwise. TowerFall has always been an all-time great local multiplayer title–that has not changed on Switch.
  3. 90
    TowerFall is an outrageously incredible local multiplayer game, quite possibly one of my favorites of all time. Smash Bros. might draw attention away from TowerFall when it launches, but I’m reminded of how when Super Smash Bros. for Wii U came out, I had a group of friends over and we wound up playing more TowerFall than Smash. In the ever-expanding sea of local multiplayer games on Switch, TowerFall stands out, thanks to its intuitive and fun gameplay, excellent style and presentation, and variety of play.
  4. Nov 6, 2018
    82
    A games that it's as fun as it was on Ouya, but is even bigger. One of the most enjoyable couch coop games on Switch.
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  1. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    The ultimate competitive party game, with no exception. Nothing has ever held a candle to this for me.

    I'm a huge fan of Towerfall
    The ultimate competitive party game, with no exception. Nothing has ever held a candle to this for me.

    I'm a huge fan of Towerfall Ascension, but I never got to play it the way it was meant to be played (with four players) very often, since I wasn't willing to buy four controllers compatible with my Mac just in case I happened to run into three other people who want to play with me, which is a shame. So I was ecstatic to learn this was coming to the Switch, a system that I already own three controllers for, on top of the fact that I recently bought a GameCube controller to Switch adapter for the upcoming Smash bros, and the GC controllers happen to work perfectly with this game. And to top off my excitement, the Switch also exclusively comes with six player matches.

    Anyways, other than the fact that the Switch version comes with the DLC, six player matches, and Madeline from Celeste is included as an archer, everything is exactly the same. B jumps, Y shoots, triggers dodge, all players scramble murder as many other players as they can at the start of each match. It is intense, insane, accessible, hyper competitive fun.
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  2. Dec 5, 2018
    9
    Such a good fun multiplayer game. If only it had online multiplayer it would score a 10. As it stands I can only award it a 9, however, thisSuch a good fun multiplayer game. If only it had online multiplayer it would score a 10. As it stands I can only award it a 9, however, this is one of those games which clearly demonstrates that graphics are only polish and that heart and soul comes from great mechanics. Well done developer! Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2018
    8
    tower fall is a very fun party game that feels like it really belongs on the switch since the switch is kind a party game console you can playtower fall is a very fun party game that feels like it really belongs on the switch since the switch is kind a party game console you can play this extremely fun surprisingly intense game with up to eight people at any given time as long as you have eight joy con pro controllers whatever you can play this game with them and there are many different modes you can do with friends like a really fun wave based game mode a last man standing game mode and a slight campaign with no story this is not a game you buy to play alone you buy this game to play with friends so how all the combat works is that you have a bow that you can shoot arrows out of well duh and everybody is one shot except for is you have a shield you must first take down the shield and you have a limited amount of arrows but you can get more from ether killing a person or opening a chesty can also get powers from chests like boots that make you faster and wings that make you fly but every stage has a unique special arrow like a drill arrow a bomb arrow and many other fun unique arrows and did I mention the amount of different stages well now I did so if you Arte looking for a fun party game I highly recommend tower fall if you are looking for a fun single player game may I recommend something else. Expand